Been thinking of my next dog breed and for some odd reason the poodle is calling me! The Minature Poodle to be exact. I like the standards but I want a smaller size dog for my next one. Please share your experience with the breed. Here are some questions. I really like black, brown, apricot, and red color for a poodle. Is there any colors that are more associated with health problems or I should stay away for some reason? I heard that they were active. I like that. How active are we talking about? And, urm, I'm not the biggest fan of the way people shave the face of the poodle and prefer the fur on face. I like this cut for a poodle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOScwIbw1gM&feature=related Certain cuts have a name. What would you call this cut? And why do people shave the face?