I have lurked this website for awhile and finally joined. I have had poodles in my life for over 50 years. On December 30, 2018 we had to send my amazing and wonderful 13 YO Standard Poodle to heaven -- the most heart wrenching decision I have ever made but, the kindest for my boy. We have his two little brothers, oversize toys ages 15 YO and almost 15 YO. Luke was their protector. He joined our family early January 2006 and in these 13 years I was only away from him four days (when I was in the hospital). The Poodle Boys went with us everywhere.Our home seems so empty without his presence and we cannot imagine life without a Standard Poodle. Thank you for the wonderful information and advice that you all contribute. I hope 2019 brings much happiness to all you Poodle lovers.