When we made the decision start the kennel, we needed to find a good male standard poodle that had good structure, temperament, and coloring. After much research, we purchased “Charlie”; a stunning black and white tuxedo standard parti poodle from a good bloodline. I had never owned a poodle and have absolutely fallen in love with Charlie. He is incredibly calm and very bright. I finished his Canine Good Citizenship Class and he passed the test at 5.5 months. The combination of Charlie and our calm girls will make great family dogs that are good with children and other animals. We then brought in two female standard poodles to breed when they were old enough – both are very sweet, calm and smart and also come from good bloodlines.
People generally know more about the poodles than the sheepadoodles. But what I wasn’t as aware is that the Standard Poodle vs. what I have been around in the smaller poodles, is not real barky and is quite calm and of course very smart. Poodles love their families and want to be with them as much as possible. They are of course hypoallergenic and low/no shedding, which makes them great for families with allergies.
When we made the decision to breed our dogs, we investigated coloring, temperament, and body structure in picking our puppies. For me, temperament is critical, and all of our poodles and sheepadoodles are really easy dogs to be around, to train, and get along with other animals. As with the Sheepadoodle, Poodles need to be brushed at least weekly and need to be groomed regularly (depending on the length and style you keep the coat).