Ok so i have had my 9 month old Standard Poodle Mister for about 6 weeks and in those 6 weeks i have had 3 seperate occasions of hate and disgust with him. Let me explain.....
1st time someone told me all Standards are vicious and bite, regardless of training or breeding or anything......so rude i just ignored the comment.
2nd time i was at work with Mister and my new Assistant manager asked if he was aggressive at all. I just looked at him puzzled and replies no. He is a perfectly normal dog, just like any other 9 month old puppy. Not a mean bone in his body period.
3rd time i was in Petsmart and a guy and girl walked by me......the man looked at me then my dog (like the elevator look, you know the one lol) and said all "full" sized poodles are mean....i looked at him and said "well none that i have ever met" and i was dressed in my work clothes (i work at a groom shop). I was so bewildered and hurt.
So i told my friend about this and she said that in the last 5 years Poodles but Standards in particular have been getting a bad rap and are becoming known for aggression.....a poodle club here seems to think its because of bad breeding and over breeding and not even really that they are aggressive.....it could just be lack of training or the person owning the dog. The pitbull thing you know its all in how you raise them type of thing.
So my question is has anyone heard of this, or been discriminated against because you have a poodle???????
Its just insane and so hurtful. Poor Mister im just so greatful that he cant understand english.