The nutritional requirements of a Standard Poodle differ slightly from those of a Toy or Miniature Poodle.
The Standard Poodle stands between 15 and 22 inches tall and weighs 45 to 70 pounds at maturity, classifying it as a medium- to large-sized dog.
Standard Poodles require the same amount of protein as any other larger breed, but they require fewer calories per pound of body weight than large breed dogs due to their slower metabolisms. As a result, a Standard Poodle requires a commercial dog food diet designed for medium- to large-breed dogs.
These formulas may also include glucosamine and chondroitin to help large-breed dogs’ bone and joint health.
A Standard Poodle’s daily portion can be divided into two meals, one in the morning and one in the evening.
A large-breed commercial diet will be specially formulated to meet your dog’s nutritional needs while not overloading him with calories.
A commercial diet for large-breed dogs will be high in protein to help your dog maintain lean muscle mass, low in fat to promote healthy skin and coat, and low in highly digestible carbohydrates.