Standard Poodle Breed Overview
According to the American Kennel Club, a Standard Poodle is defined as a dog that is greater than 15 inches in length. While each type of Poodle Dog is unique, they all come from the same breeding lines. And like any purebred dog, Standard Poodles are susceptible to some potential health conditions. Here is a sample of health issues and the average cost of treatment.
|Condition||Cost to Treat|
|Cushing’s Disease||$500 to $2,000|
|Progressive Retinal Atrophy||$2,000 to $3,000 per eye|
|Legg-Perthes Disease||$2,000 to $4,000|
|Hip Dysplasia||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Canine Cancer||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Stomach Bloat / Torsion||$1,500 to $7,500|
|Addison’s Disease||$2,400 per year|
|Hypothyroidism||$10 to $30 per month|
Pet Insurance for Standard Poodles
Standard Poodles are a unique breed and have a unique set of needs. The good news is that poodles are one of the most commonly insured dog breeds, so there are plenty of options to choose from. Here is a chart to illustrate what is covered by a standard pet insurance plan.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|X Pre-Existing Conditions||X Preventative Care|
Note: Unfortunately, dog insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions, so it’s important to enroll while your pet is healthy and young.
Pet insurance company’s rate based on your breed, age of your dog and where you live. So in this case the biggest factor will be your Poodle’s age and your zip code. Feel free to compare plans and prices from the leading pet insurance providers and enroll in a plan while your Poodle is young and healthy!