EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT..... CAVAPOOS

Cavapoo (also known as Cavadoodle or Cavoodle)

Cavapoo
Cavapoo
Mix: ½ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & ½ Poodle

Size: Up to 20 pounds, 11 – 15 inches tall

Coat: Coat is soft and can be wavy, or curly. Coat colors can range from solid black, gold, white, chestnut and white, or tri-colour (black, white and tan).

*Many people with allergies prefer Poodle mixes as their fur is more
hypoallergenic than most dogs (a characteristic inherited from the
Poodle)

Cavapoo (also known as Cavadoodle or Cavoodle)

A Cavapoo (also known as Cavadoodle or Cavoodle) is a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and, most often, the miniature sized Poodle. They are quite small weighing anywhere up to 20 pounds, and 12 – 14 inches tall. They are very intelligent and have the desire to please which makes them very easy to train. They are friendly with everyone, have a very laid-back personality, and are very gentle in nature. With their small compact bodies, round faces and long, floppy ears they appear puppy-like even into their adult years. They are well suited for homes with little or no yard as they do not possess an overabundance of energy where they will need a ton of exercise or space to run. However, as with all dogs, they still need the benefit of some exercise such as a short walk or play session to keep them healthy and fit. This dog is suited for just about anyone and will do well with either a single person or a family. Possessing a very laid-back personality and gentle nature makes them excellent with children. They love and crave affection and sometimes bond more strongly with one person in the family over the others. They have a lifespan of approximately 12 – 16 years.

When considering the nature of the Cavapoo you must consider the characteristics of both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle separately in order to determine the characteristics the Cavapoo may exhibit.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is bred as a companion dog and as such are extremely gentle which makes them a great dog to be around children. Aggressiveness is not a trait that runs in this breed and they tend to view everyone they meet as a friend. With this in mind, they also do not make good watch dogs. They get along very well with other dogs and are not timid of dogs well beyond their own size. They have a wonderful temperament and can be described as being happy, affectionate, playful, and curious. They are very eager to please and not considered stubborn which makes them an easy breed to train. They are cuddly and lovable and are quite content to cuddle up next to their owner or snuggle on a lap. They are chasers of moving objects so it is to an owners advantage to have a fenced yard or have their Cavalier leashed.

Poodle

The Poodle comes in three different sizes, toy (10” and under, 6-9 1bs.), miniature (10-15”, 15-17 1bs.), and standard (over 15”, 45-70 1bs.). The Poodle has been cited as being the 2nd most intelligent breed of dog. Their exceptional intelligence, paired with the fact that they are generally very eager to please, empowers them to excel in obedience training. They learn quickly and will delight in showing off their new tricks. Poodles are generally very easy to housebreak. They are loyal and devoted companions, extremely people-oriented, and crave lots of love and attention. They are typically calm, good natured, with a sweet temperament, and the ability to bond with all members of their human family. The standard poodle, in particular, does extremely well in families with young children, while the toy and miniatures fair better with older children. Poodles do not do well in households where they will be left alone for long periods of time, left outside, or bound to one room of the house. Poodles have an extremely low-shedding, dense coat which is either curly or corded and should be groomed every 6 – 8 weeks to prevent mats and tangles. If you should so decide, their coat can also be kept short for low-maintenance. Poodles come in a variety of colors such as silver, cream, gray, blue, black, white, apricot, red, caf-au-lait, brown, and parti-colored. The Poodle is oftentimes referred to as the hypo-allergenic dog. But, while there truly is no such thing as a completely hypo-allergenic dog, they are unquestionably more compatible with allergic persons than other breeds. Being classified as highly energetic, the poodle, like most dogs, will appreciate daily exercise, such as a walk, play session, or a run at the dog park.

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