If you’re familiar with Poodles, you’ve probably heard of the toy, miniature, and standard. But what about the Royal Standard? Yes, there is a Royal Giant Standard Poodle, and it’s a type of Poodle you need to know about. They’re a lot rarer than the three Poodles you see across the world, but they do exist!
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What is a Royal Standard Poodle?
If you’re looking to get a Royal Giant Standard Poodle, you should be aware that they’re not registered with the American Kennel Club. There’s some skepticism whether this stunning canine should be classed as an additional Poodle breed, but it does not fall within the Standard Poodle dimensions.
To give you an idea, let’s look at Standard Poodle’s and a Giant Royal Standard Poodle’s dimensions first.
|Standard Poodle (M)||18-28inches/45-60cm||45-70lbs/21-32kg|
|Standard Poodle (F)||18-19inches/45-49cm||45-60lbs/21-27kg|
|Giant Royal Standard Poodle (both genders)||25inches+/64cm+ at the shoulder||Over 60lbs/27kg|
Unfortunately, because the Royal Standard Poodle is quite a rare type of dog, there’s not enough data to split the measurements up across each gender. However, if you look at the Giant compared to the standard, you will see they are a lot taller, and their starting weight & size is at the peak of what a Standard Poodle would be.
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As the American Kennel Club does not register them as Giant, they’re often sold for a premium by breeders due to their large size. Irrespective of their size, they hold pretty much the same characteristics as a normal Poodle, like a soft single-layered curly hypoallergenic coat, sharp intelligence, and an eager to please personality.
When did the Royal Poodle come into existence?
Royal Poodles aren’t that new; it’s believed they first came onto the dog scene around the era of the 1950s. During this time, it was highly fashionable to own a Poodle.
Many famous celebrities often did, like the famous Jayne Manfield owning a Miniature Poodle and starting in major Hollywood blockbusters like “Incredible Shrinking Man” and “Major Colossal Man.” But back then, they weren’t just featured in the movie often; their size and shape got deliberately distorted in the films too.
Due to this fascination, many breeders started to breed to change the size of breeds like the Chihuahua and Poodle. From this, it’s thought that the Giant Royal Poodle came into existence alongside a few other designer breeds.
Reading about the Giant Royal Poodle, you might have some concerns that arise in your mind thinking they might suffer from some significant problems due to being a designer breed.
This isn’t entirely true!
The lifespan of a Giant Royal Standard Poodle is 12-15 years, as long as you feed and raise them well.
Alongside this, just like other breeds, they’re prone to the following health problems:
- Bloat: This is also known under the scientific name of Gastric Dilation Volvulus. Bloat is a common condition in large dogs, and it occurs when their stomach fills up with gas or fluid and twists. If not treated, it can reduce the risk of blood flow and cause issues with their stomach lining.
- Hip dysplasia: When their ball and hip socket don’t align and grind against each other, causing mobility issues.
- Addison’s disease: Where their cortex is destroyed, and there is less cortisol is released.
- Progressive Renal Atrophy: A group of diseases where photoreceptor cells cause their eyes to degenerate and cause sight problems leading to blindness.
While these are a few diseases a Giant Royal Standard Poodle might have, it’s not common for them to have them. It’s something they could get, but it can be kept under control if they go for regular veterinary checkups a few times a year. Similarly, you should be conscious of any gate and mobility issues that could occur due to their size.
How much do they cost?
The cost of a Giant Royal Standard Poodle can completely vary based on the location you’re in and the breeder! The truth is, there’s no set price for a Giant Royal Standard Poodle as they’re quite rare. To give you an idea, in the USA, a Standard Poodle can cost anything between $600-$1500, whereas Miniatures and Toy Poodles cost between $1000-$2000. Therefore the cost often can be outside this bracket due to the exclusivity of this breed.
The American Kennel Club does not recognize giant Royal Standard Poodles; they’re commonly referred to as a Standard Poodle. But the truth is, due to their dimensions, they’re not exactly a Standard Poodle. If you’re looking to get a Giant Royal Standard Poodle, you should look for a specialized breeder as they’re quite rare to come by. Take time to see the Poodle and discuss with the breeder about the Giant Royal, as their prices might be high due to their rarity.
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