The Standard Poodle is a highly intelligent and elegant breed of dog known for their curly, non-shedding coat and graceful appearance. They are athletic and require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. Standard Poodles are also highly trainable and excel in obedience and agility competitions. They are loyal and affectionate with their families, but may be reserved with strangers. With proper socialization and training, they can make excellent companions for families or individuals.