Hi everyone! I’d like you to meet Ember, a red-based Phantom Standard. She’s 20 weeks old today and weighs 39 lbs. She’s started losing her baby teeth this week. My wife and I have both had poodles in our families since we were kids and constantly throughout our adult lives as well. We got our first toy together before we were married and lost our last toy, Mocha, this past fall. 39 years married to each other and poodles the whole way. We discovered this Christmas that we cold not survive more than a month without a dog in our home, despite also having 2 cats, a bird, and a bunch of fish. Our toy poodles always had a big family friend - Shepherd, Rottweiler, Shep/Collie cross. Now we have decided that a Standard covers both bases - big and poodle. Ember is incredibly high energy and a bit of a brat (she thinks the cats are chew toys, much to their consternation), but we love her to death. She’s finished her kindergarten classes and moves on to the next training stage in April.