The Standard Poodle Price Guide

The Standard Poodle Price Guide

A Standard Poodle puppy will most likely cost between $600-$2,000, with $1,000 being the typical price. The first year’s costs will be roughly $3,300, while the second year will be around $1,920 (or $160/month). The average cost of owning a Standard Poodle is $28,260 throughout the dog’s life. Keep reading to know about the factors that influence the initial price of standard poodles and get an estimated cost of owning this breed.

First-Year Expenses of Standard Poodles

For a medium-sized dog like a Standard Poodle, supplies will most likely cost $185 to $790 the first year and $75 to $330 per year after that. Prices will differ based on your region, where you shop, and the quality of the items you purchase. The breakdown of the first-year expenses of a standard poodle is given below.

How Much do Standard Poodles Cost?
How Much do Standard Poodles Cost?

Vet Bills

Dr. Brooks believes that a dog owner will pay between $65 and $170 for each of the three suggested puppy appointments, with the first one planned at around eight weeks of age. Exams, critical immunizations such as rabies, initial doses of heartworm and flea prevention, and a facial inspection will all be covered.

The majority of her clients also buy heartworm and flea preventative medicine for the remainder of the year, as she advises. They should cost roughly $60-$105 and $70-$105.

Medical Expenses

A Standard Poodle puppy’s first-year medical bills should be roughly $595. Even though the frequency of trips to the clinic decreases each year, the cost of medication rises as the dog grows, bringing the yearly expense close to $605. The cost of spay/neuter and gastropexy treatments will range from $250 to $850.


Enrolling your dog in a health insurance plan as a safety net against unforeseen expenditures might help you budget easily. According to the most recent State of the Industry report from the North American Pet Health Insurance Association, the average annual cost of accident and sickness coverage policies is around $565. The average expense of an accident-only plan is $190.


Poodles reach an adult weight of 55 pounds on average (usually 40 to 70 lb.). We estimated the average cost at $195 for the first year with a puppy and $245 for each adult year after carefully examining some of the best-selling dog dry food brands such as Purina, Purina One, Pedigree, and Blue Buffalo. It’s worth noting that the price difference between regular and premium brands is significant. When it comes to dog food budgeting, treats cannot be overlooked.


Microchips are an excellent method to identify a dog, and they are needed in many places across the United States. The prices will vary from $25 to $50. Microchip implants make it easy to identify and alert the owner of a lost or stolen animal. They also let canines be included in some medical and emergency databases.

Regular Expenses of Standard Poodles

Regardless of your financial situation, owning a Poodle is possible. You should budget up to $2,000 to buy a Poodle, plus another $1000 or more for initial care and supply costs. You’re likely to pay between $100 and $200 every month, but there are ways to save money. The regular expenses of keeping a Standard poodle are as follows.


Dog boarding services are a good option in the case of extended travel plans. Budget $25 to $85 a day, depending on location, services offered and time of year. Make sure to book in advance especially during holidays to increase your chances of finding an available spot for your dog and get the best rates.

If you are on a tight budget, having friends or family to host your Poodle while you are away will help you save.

Taking your dog with you is also a possibility, as some airlines and train companies offer this option. Planning is essential as you will have to submit a formal request in advance and availability can be limited. The cost of traveling with your pet will vary depending on so many factors that it is almost impossible to estimate it and can only be calculated on a case by case basis.

Dog walking

Standard Poodles are energetic pets and require a fair amount of exercise. If you are unable to cater to its needs and dedicate the time to take your dog outdoors during the day, a dog walker is highly recommended by professionals like Tamaria Reddick. On average, dog walkers will charge $15-$25 for 30-minute walks ($20-$50 for 1 hour), depending on your location, and can be found on apps like Rover and Wag.

If you are planning on hiring a dog walker on a regular basis, make sure to include this expense into your budget. If the dog is not properly socialized, it might need private walks which are more expensive.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Standard Poodles

Pet sitters, trainers, and unexpected charges should all be factored into your budget. Pet sitters and boarding facilities may charge by the day, and many charges extra for additional pets, so boarding or pet sitting can easily cost $50 or more per day. Although most trainers charge by the session, others offer packages to help you save money.

Bloodline and reputation of the breeder

The price will be significantly higher if the parents are purebred show quality dogs from a reputed breeder. These breeders also prefer to spend more money breeding dogs and puppies than others.

Medical costs

Serious breeders will get their breeding dogs and/or puppies examined for various medical issues. Furthermore, before selling their puppies, some will take them to the veterinarian for an examination, deworming, vaccinations, and/or microchip implantation. That raises the expense, but it also lowers the chance of getting an ill dog.


Some breeders belong to kennel clubs. The most well-known of which is the American Kennel Club (AKC). They can also register their breeding dogs and puppies, which would increase their payments.


Because most people want their puppy as soon as possible, costs drop as the dog grows older. A 6-month-old puppy, for example, is likely to be less costly than an 8-week-old puppy.

Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.