As it turns out, Leonbergers are my dream breed (on the fence about whether i can handle all that hair .... it's pretty extreme). I am actually looking into Standard Poodles, but have a concern about their energy levels. Not totally convinced I can provide a SP what it needs for exercise. Totally not into drooling, so no Dogue de Bordeaux for me. Don't know anything about a Spinone Italiano. Will have to check that out.