I ran into a woman in the dog park the other week who had an 18 year old Standard Poodle. So amazing. I asked her what she did to take care of her dog so well, and she said "just lots of love. She has always gotten lots of love". So there you have it. Go give your dog a hug :)
Sam gets groomed once a month, which means his style can be a little longer. To give your dog a little more flare, you can have the body shorter and the legs a little longer. This helps show off the muscles on the body, and give nice clean lines down to the feet with accentuated angulation in the back.
I look forward to contributing to the loving of Sam for many years to come!