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What Are Royal Poodles? A California Breeder Explains

Before looking for royal poodles in California, you should first know exactly what kind of pet you’d be bringing home. Here are the breed basics every prospective owner should know.   


First, royal poodles are the largest member of the poodle family. Thus, they are sometimes called “giant poodles.” However, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC), royal poodles are the same as standard poodles; they are considered an extra-large variation of the standard poodle rather than a distinct breed. While standard poodles are over 15 inches at the shoulder, royal poodles are 25 inches at the shoulder or even taller. Likewise, they weigh about 20 pounds more on average. Make sure you understand what the adult dog will look like as you browse those poodle puppies for sale pages!   


Royal poodles share the same characteristics as the smaller standard breed, so they are smart and eager to please. They are often referred to as “gentle giants” since they tend to have sweet, loyal dispositions. However, they are also high-energy dogs who may become depressed or destructive if they don’t get daily exercise. Since they are very social, they require significant attention; however, in return, you will have a steadfast companion.


While you shop purebred poodle puppies for sale, it is best to ask the breeder for specific care recommendations and health information. Generally speaking, royal poodles can live for 10 to 15 years if they are well cared for throughout their lives. Note that they require more food than standard poodles. Some potential health problems include “bloat,” hip dysplasia, eye diseases, and sebaceous adenitis.