As a groomer of 18 years, I fell in love with the standard poodle breed. They are the most versatile of all dogs. They make excellent hunters, obedience and therapy just to name a few and the best part is that they don't shed; perfect for hypoallergenic for allergy suffers. Needless to say, as the years went on, I chose the moyen poodle cause you get a smaller compact dog. They are perfect for condo and apartment living, but same overall package of the standard!