What do you like better, your schnauzers or poodles? I love my poodle, but I've been really interested in standard schnauzers lately. My first puppy as a puppy raiser was a mini schnauzer and he was awesome and so loving with me and my family, but he was very standoff-ish with strangers and other dogs. Other schnauzers I have met had have similar temperaments. I want a dog that is "particular" about who they are friendly with, but I want a dog that will be receptive to strangers that want to greet them. I know poodles are like this, but are schnauzers like that at all?