At my workplace recently, the director brings his standard poodle to work. Now, I never really liked poodles because of the HUGE amount of BYB toys and minis in my area but this dog was a standard and just the best. She's a fairly young dog but so well behaved. Likes strangers by wagging and sniffing/poking/licking a little but not overly intrusive or defensive or annoying. Doesn't continuously bother her owner, lays in her bed for the most part and sides on the side during meetings until it's lunch break and her walk time. Very obedient, sits and waits upstairs if her owner goes to get lunch or run an errand. Doesn't bother other workers or people coming in and out. Lovely light build, not cut too frou frou or crazy. Happy! I've never ever considered Poodles as a potential dog mainly because I don't like the texture of poodle hair and I don't want a dog that I have to clip every few weeks but I would take this one in a heart beat. A few questions for poodle owners (especially standards) 1. Weight/height range? 2. Friendliness with other dogs and other animals (cats, small pets)? Reactive or DR tendencies? 3. Attitude towards strangers or people? 4. Are they generally outgoing dogs? 5. Barkiness? 6. Are they a healthy breed?? Health concerns? 7. Energy level? Off Switch? Toy drive? Food drive? 8. Anything else good/bad you want to tell me about standard poodles?