Oooooh no you need to share your life with a poodle before you say that!! Honestly - we never liked them and then we babysat two for a weekend once. Well - we were hooked - completely and utterly. They are awesome dogs!
My uncle had two standard poodles that were trained for hunting. Very bright and fun dogs.
My mother got a minature poodle when I was in college. The first night I came home, it jumped on my bed and peed. That was the high point of our relationship. But he made my parents happy.