5 Standard Poodles... Really??

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              Standard Poodle Pool Party

              Standard Poodle Pool Party

 

The top 3  reasons I love my standard poodles

1.Their Curls

I love their curly hair because I have straight hair like a 1970's flower child. Each one of my poodles has a different type of curls. Mia has very wooly tight tight curls which are the easiest to groom. Eva and her daughter Gracie have tight curls but their hair is less wooly which makes it fluffy. And the boys, Winston and Jackson have the softest feeling hair, their curls are tight but more open than the girls.

 

2. Their Cleverness

I love how intelligent they are, makes them easier to train. Eva has figured out how to open 3 baby gates. Jackson can open all the interior doors in the house, so he can get out of the room or into the room if we don't lock the door. I know that one of his puppies, Reuben,  also does this trick. Winston has worked in a pediatric office with children who are getting shots, he loved being with the little ones while they were a little afraid. Gracie is very obedient and she is amazing at recall. The only time she has trouble listening is when there is a bird in the yard. Mia is a great retriever on the land and in the water. Every morning she brings a ball to me or my husband, Mia is always ready to fetch.

 

3. Their Companionship

My pack of poodles are the best companions. My husband & I have been empty-nesters for the last 5 years so having the poodles has helped filled the gap. The poodles follow me from room to room all day long which is wonderful 98% of the time. If I go outside, they go outside, if I go swimming they go swimming (all but Gracie she hates the pool), when I watch TV, Gracie & Jackson join me while the others take a nap.