Like Art, I'm more of a cat lover. And even when it comes to dogs, I can't really say poodles are at the top of my list either. I prefer collies, golden retrievers, and pomeranians..(crazy little guys). I'd never even considered owning a poodle. Come to think of it, I don't really know anyone who does.
But I must admit, the article was informative. I never knew poodles were good hunting dogs. I always bought into the general stereotype, but I guess that stereotype comes from a modern owner-induced thing more than the dogs themselves.
And that dog in that other link with the pink and purple crap on it...Jesus Christ.
Protip: Dying your dog's hair pink and purple doesn't just make you gay..it makes your dog gay too.