Forget those stereotypes of Poodles as sissy dogs. Poodles are eager, athletic, and wickedly smart. They are game to be with you wherever you venture. It is common knowledge that poodles don't shed, thats truth. However, please plan on spending $45-$120+ every two-three months on grooming if you don't groom them yourself. They should be brushed daily if they maintain a longer coat. Spangled Standard Poodles are fed Purina Sport dog food since they are so active. Food cost can range in price depending on dogs specific needs.