When I first searched Google for two purebred poodles and was single, I had no idea the extent to which a Standard Poodle is incredible. I had always heard that the Standard Poodle is one of the smartest breeds, and after raising these puppies for two years I am more than clear on why they have that reputation. The thing that has astounded me the most is their athleticism: both their endurance and their speed. In terms of their mannerisms, it’s not even in their DNA to bite, they are so kind. They almost never bark, they don’t lick, or make annoying noises. When you say “in your crate” to them, they literally run into their crates and lay down. Between 10:30 and 11:00 pm every night, they put themselves to bed and we just shut the crates. We have two dog treadmills called the DogPacer.com. You can have one free with each dog. They are worth $500.00 each. They love running on those treadmills!