Giant Royal Standard Poodles: All You Need To Know

The Royal Poodle is a German dog breed and it is the largest member of the poodle family, which also includes the standard poodle, the miniature poodle, and the toy poodle. The Royal Poodle is also called a Giant Poodle or a Caniche.

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The Royal Poodle is a social and companion dog, but it is important to note that this breed of dog is often trained to be a guard dog or a guide dog.

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.


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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/45-60cm45-70lbs/21-32kg
Standard Poodle (F)18-19inches/45-49cm45-60lbs/21-27kg
Giant Royal Standard Poodle (both genders)25inches+/64cm+ at the shoulderOver 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.

Giant Royal Standard Poodles: All You Need To Know

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. 

🐩 What's a Moyen poodle is something I get asked regularly, so make sure you visit this article as well.

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. 

Giant Royal Standard 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.

Health problems

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.

Giant Royal Standard Poodles: All You Need To Know

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.

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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.

Have you seen a Giant Standard Poodle before? Let us know in the comments down below. 

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19 thoughts on “Giant Royal Standard Poodles: All You Need To Know”

    • I own a beatiful black royal and at 6 months of age he surpassed our chocolate lab in height. He is 7 months now the picture is our baby kodiak at 3 months

    • We have 2 Royals… one is 5 years old, 30” at the withers and 80 pounds. He’s been an amazing dog. We just added a Royal puppy a few weeks ago. He’s 22 pounds at 12 weeks. We acquired both from an amazing breeder, Tes Ingrebritson, “A Perfect World”. She’s located about 40 minutes outside of Austin. The testing she does on her dams and sires is incredibly extensive. We visited her place. It is so well thought out. Spotless, and every pup has it’s own clipboard and 2 chiropractic adjustments before 8 weeks.

    • I adopted a 5 month old standard poodle from a family who was “rehoming” her. At 5 months she was t he size of a full grown standard. Today she’s almost 9 months old, weighs 56.4 lbs (and still quite lean) and stands 25 inches at the shoulder. Oh my, this puppy is BIG.

  1. I have a large poodle. He is not a royal just a standard. His parents are from Germany and he is typical of pure breed poodles from that region. He is 32″ at shoulder and wieghs in around 80Lbs.

  2. I currently own a Giant Srandard Poodle but did not knie he fit into this classification until reading this artucle.

  3. I had a giant royal standard that passed away a little over a year ago. He was 30″ at the shoulder and weighed 88# at his highest weight. I have always had poodles but this was the first standard. I have had 4 miniatures, 2 moyens and the giant standard. The giant Royal was the sweetest dog. He just wanted to be with you all the time. We really do miss him. We still have one of the moyens who is 7.5 years old. I would like to find another moyen brother for the one we still have. I love poodle.

  4. Hello,
    What wonderful comments on wonderful dogs. I’ve had Standards for over 40 years!
    Love them!
    Do any owners of the Giants or Royals use their dogs for hunting?

  5. Hi yes, I have a male Standard Poodle, when last weighed he was at 85 lbs. I guess he’s definitely considered a ROYAL😂

  6. This website is simply amazing .. and so helpful .. I am the owner of a beautiful 12 year old blue standard male and the love of my life .. I want to explore getting another … perhaps a rescue and a royal …
    Thank you for your information .. I will keep reading this as it’s written with so much love and care

    • Dear Julie
      I can’t express how deeply grateful I am for your heartwarming comment!
      Your kind words have filled me with immense joy and motivation to continue nurturing this website with love and care.

  7. I rescued a 7 year old Giant, I thought, from a Sanctuary who had rescued him from a over populated, disgusting puppy mill situation; ugly story but I’ll leave it at this. Pepper is an 80 pound, all black Giant Royal, who believes he’s a lap dog. If I start listing all the wonderful things about the breed, his stalking personality, his looks of endearment when I enter the room, his silly playful nature, his need for being touched comforts us both. “Poodle” is my lifeline every bit as much as I am his. Pepper Poodle soothes my cPTSD and I believe I offer his a Huge sense of safety and genuine love. We gel so well… LOL. I am Forever ruined at ever owning any other breed. Blessings to all, Bonnie and Poodle from Ohio


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