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Okay so I love all varieties of poodles and I literally light up anytime I see one in public standard, mini, toy, designer hybrids etc...
But my bias is Toy Poodles I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE everything about them to me man created the perfect dog with toys
They're smart, don't shed, VERY portable (I've snuck my toy poodle into the movies by just putting her in my bag), easily potty trained, not as yappy as most toy breeds, and are very pleasing to look at.

I particularly like the Phantom, Parti, Chocolate, and Silver Toy Poodles between 3-5 pounds full grown.
I really like dainty, refined facial features phenotype poodles.

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A LOT of people are going to hate me for this haha because I feel like most people prefer standards and moyen sizes. But that is my bias and I'd love to know yours.
 

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No hate! My bias is for a standard because I like big dogs, probably just from experience and feeling like I know how to relate to them. I grew up with an afghan hound, and I like a long leggy bouncy creature who can lay or lean on you and you feel the weight of them. I wish they were more transportable but that is the world's fault for not accommodating animals you can't carry. I also ride horses so (at this point in my life/ability/body set up) the strength and energy of a larger dog is not intimidating or too much for me physically. I really like all dogs, though, and could easily be swayed toward a mini or toy if I met the right one, and am often charmed by all the lovely little friends I see on here. I think my bias just comes from what I'm used to, and how I expect to relate to a dog physically and lifestyle wise.
 

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No hate! My bias is for a standard because I like big dogs, probably just from experience and feeling like I know how to relate to them. I grew up with an afghan hound, and I like a long leggy bouncy creature who can lay or lean on you and you feel the weight of them. I wish they were more transportable but that is the world's fault for not accommodating animals you can't carry. I also ride horses so (at this point in my life/ability/body set up) the strength and energy of a larger dog is not intimidating or too much for me physically. I really like all dogs, though, and could easily be swayed toward a mini or toy if I met the right one, and am often charmed by all the lovely little friends I see on here. I think my bias just comes from what I'm used to, and how I expect to relate to a dog physically and lifestyle wise.
Afghan hounds are beautiful!! I wish to own one in my lifetime haha you're so lucky. I feel like dogs like those are great for people who live in the country or have really big properties. I feel like having a dog that gets larger than 40 pounds in an apartment is like torture unless it can get tons of outside time. But I really love your response standards are great!!
 
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I positively adore my toy and his tiny face and features. I love that when we are out and about, or just at home and he gets tired and wants to be held he gets up on my shoulder and hangs his little head over on my back. He is perfect for me, however, I dream of having a standard one day. I have had large dogs in the past but I feel like they deserve a sizable yard and at the moment don't have one. But honestly, I simply love poodles, and under the right circumstances could see myself with any size poodle.
 

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Moyen or small standard. Evelyn was the perfect size when he was about 30-35lbs and I love the standard's more laid back personality and robustness. A mini is a little too small and excitable and I fear that I would ruin a toy. I will have to covet the beautiful confident toys on the forum from afar.

I like most poodle colors but I'm most partial to whites, blacks, and browns. There's only one pattern I don't like for poodles so multicolored poodles are also welcome. Obviously no merles, cute dogs but the ethics and risks are not to my liking.
 

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My poodle bias is a well built refined poodle, healthy with a good temperament.
According to breed standard, Toy and miniature poodle should look like smaller version of a Standard poodle. I love all three varieties.
I love poodles in the brown spectrum, Labradors are chocolate, poodles are brown, cafe au lait and silver beige.
I adore toys, my girls are Ill bred, their conformation is horrendous, they physically pay for this, so nothing less than best bred poodle, that would be my boy from 10 generations of champion and grand champion show dogs and it shows.
I want my poodles to look like this.
Dog Green Carnivore Dog breed Companion dog

Or this
Dog Dog breed Carnivore Companion dog Fawn
 

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My preference is a SPoo, since I don't particularly like little dogs. As far as color preference, a black and silver/cream phantom is my all time favorite, followed by other black-based phantoms. My favorite solid color is brown, followed by red. My least favorite color is white (it takes a lot to keep them white...)
 
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I love how refined my toy is, something about the miniatures is a little too beefy for my taste and a standard doesn’t quite match my lifestyle though they too can be very refined. I like the sort of closeness you can have with a pocket dog and also like sneaking them just about anywhere in a covert purse lol. Also there’s something comical about carrying a toy around and the way they look at other people like peasants lool
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Moyen size would be my choice if they were more readily available from a good breeder near me. It's a good compromise on size: small enough I can pick him up if needed, but big enough not to be a tempting target for predators seeking lunch. My yard is a wildlife corridor; our game cam gets pictures of coyotes, foxes, and even a bobcat quite regularly.

I also really like good structure in a dog. Over the weekend I saw an example of the kind of mini-poodle I don't like. She was short legged and wide, plus her tail had been docked much too short. She looked like a cockapoo rather than a poodle. Sweet girl, but definitely not elegant.
 

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I prefer standards and minis although I started out with toy poodles. I have had a wide variety of breeds over the past 50+ years, but now only care to have poodles and whippets. We are currently without a whippet (our last one died earlier this year), but I plan to remedy that - the national whippet specialty is being held here, so I'm sure I will find one that suits us. Zoe will be thrilled to have another dog as active as she is. She loves the Lab, but the Lab is inert most of the day. She tries to get the cranky old Chihuahua to play, but that's a losing battle. So a whippet should suit her perfectly.

Breeds I have had in the past: German shepherds - wonderful dogs but so many hereditary health problems - and they shed! Greyhounds - sweet, gentle couch potatoes - but I'm now too old to manage such a big dog. Miniature schnauzers - nice, but just not wanting another one. Scottish terriers - great dogs but most do not play nicely with others. Italian greyhounds - lovely but very hard to housebreak - and some are quite fragile.
 

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I prefer standards and minis although I started out with toy poodles. I have had a wide variety of breeds over the past 50+ years, but now only care to have poodles and whippets. We are currently without a whippet (our last one died earlier this year), but I plan to remedy that - the national whippet specialty is being held here, so I'm sure I will find one that suits us. Zoe will be thrilled to have another dog as active as she is. She loves the Lab, but the Lab is inert most of the day. She tries to get the cranky old Chihuahua to play, but that's a losing battle. So a whippet should suit her perfectly.

Breeds I have had in the past: German shepherds - wonderful dogs but so many hereditary health problems - and they shed! Greyhounds - sweet, gentle couch potatoes - but I'm now too old to manage such a big dog. Miniature schnauzers - nice, but just not wanting another one. Scottish terriers - great dogs but most do not play nicely with others. Italian greyhounds - lovely but very hard to housebreak - and some are quite fragile.
I love Italian greyhounds but was always worried I might break one. I had a GSD/Lab mix and I could have made several small dogs with the amount of fur she shedded. It was ridiculous.
 

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My poodle bias is a well built refined poodle, healthy with a good temperament.
According to breed standard, Toy and miniature poodle should look like smaller version of a Standard poodle. I love all three varieties.
I love poodles in the brown spectrum, Labradors are chocolate, poodles are brown, cafe au lait and silver beige.
I adore toys, my girls are Ill bred, their conformation is horrendous, they physically pay for this, so nothing less than best bred poodle, that would be my boy from 10 generations of champion and grand champion show dogs and it shows.
I want my poodles to look like this.
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Or this
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they are both beauties but the red one in particular is gorgeouss!!! when I get another toy poodle years from now I definitely am going to look heavy into the parent’s conformation
 

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I love how refined my toy is, something about the miniatures is a little too beefy for my taste and a standard doesn’t quite match my lifestyle though they too can be very refined. I like the sort of closeness you can have with a pocket dog and also like sneaking them just about anywhere in a covert purse lol. Also there’s something comical about carrying a toy around and the way they look at other people like peasants lool View attachment 481452
she is beautiful!!! my kind of dog literally I’m obsessed 😍😍😍.
 
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We have a standard because we’re an active household with teen boys, and I wanted a robust, athletic dog which we could take hiking. I love watching him leap. He’s fast, but there’s so much joyous bounce to his gait.

That said, I could see myself with a mini or toy when I’m older and retired.
 

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Thank you, he’s a very pretty boy actually. It’s more obvious when you see how he acts loool
omg im so sorry hahaha, but he is a beauty you give him some hugs for mee 🥰💓.
 
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