I had at least one poodle, often more, in my life from the 1980s until 5 years ago when I lost my last wee friend. I'm ready to lose my (broken) heart, and maybe my mind, again, and wanting to connect with the community.
In answer to your question, I had a beautiful and wise 50 lb standard poodle from the time she was 8 weeks; a grouchy 12 lb poodle/bichon, adopted at 7 years; a profoundly sweet 18 lb mostly poodle from 5 mo..
Well WELCOME TO PF! I am glad to hear you are ready to fill that hole left in your heart and hope you will let us help you! Just tell us what you are looking for and I'm sure someone here will help to guide you to the perfect-for-you poodle!
I can really identify with you! I was concerned being a "senior citizen" that getting a poo puppy would be a mistake but being a widow and having lost my prior poodle 3 years before and then having my lab pass with cancer I was at that point to put my heart and soul into this little guy. He is a constant joy, keeps me thinking and moving and meeting new people.
Welcome to the forum! Great bunch of people here who are understanding and informative. I too am older and retired and I have a almost 11 month old standard. I've had many dogs but he i my first poodle.
I think we all have a special place in our hearts for whatever kind of dog it is we love. And, of course, it is their very dogginess that makes us love poodles so much. That and the fact that they are geniuses! ;0)