So what does this mean to an owner?
For one thing, being a larger, stronger dog, they are able to withstand play with children better than the smaller versions... For example, a Toy can easily be injured by a child who does not know better and plays too rough. Being friendly, Standards will be able to play and even rough house a bit with older children. Therefore, in a home with multiple children, the Standard Poodle temperament is a good fit...they are, in general, more tolerable to youngsters.
Another element is that while all 3 variations are rather active canines, the Standard Poodle will need to be exercised more often and for longer periods of time. It is not recommended to overdue exercise while they are puppies...the bones are still developing...however, once they are adult canines it is highly recommended to offer at least 2 daily walks, roughly lasting 30 minutes long. Alternatively, one may wish to offer 1 daily walk that lasts approximately 1 hour.
A Standard's general personality is often a great fit for many families. As an adult he is independent yet enjoys time spent together. He is alert to his environment but is not a constant barker. He likes to cuddle but also enjoys his own bed that is placed in the corner of an often-used room. He will patiently wait while take care of a task, entertaining himself, but leap to be by your side when it's time for a walk.