A Cavoodle(or Cavapoo) is a cross breed of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle. Cavoodles take the best quality of both of their parts. The playful and good natured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the loyal and smart Poodle. Standard Cavoodles range in weight from 25-40lbs, though breeding smaller poodles can produce Mini and Toy Cavoodle puppies and can range from 7-20lbs.
They are known to be great companions who are affectionate and friendly. They are often very accepting of other dogs, pets, children and the elderly. Depending on the breeding process of your Cavoodle, he/she may be hypoallergenic due to poodle’s heritage. It is important if you have allergies to talk to your Cavoodle breeder to confirm if your pup will be hypoallergenic.
Cavoodles are generally quite healthy, but can be susceptible to certain genetic disorders. These disorders increase in probability with improper breeding done at puppy mills or by inexperienced breeders. Proper nutrition and exercise is of the utmost importance for your Cavoodle. This will keep them healthy and strong enough to live into old age. The average lifespan of a properly bred Cavoodle is 10-15 years.
Cavoodle dogs, like many poodle hybrids need regular grooming. Because of multi layered fur, they are prone to matting especially around the ears and groin. It is very important to brush your Cavoodle several times a week. Brushing Daily is idea for a healthy coat free of mats. Poodle hybrids with these types of coats can matt quickly and it can go straight to the skin before you know it. Get in touch with an experienced groomer to help you maintain your Cavoodles coat and nails. Cavoodles generally have silky and wavy coats that come in a variety of different colors.
Cavoodles are very intelligent and agile. They train quite quickly and excel at mind games and agility training. Cavoodles are incredibly smart and quick to catch on, so the sooner you get to training them the better they will do. Start with small and easy tricks and work your way up as your pup gets better with commands. Crate training can also help to potty train your Cavoodle quickly and without much fuss. They are affection hogs and love to cuddle and lay about with the family, but also love when you throw the ball for them. Because of their size they can thrive in an apartment so long as daily exercise is maintained. A daily walk can burn a lot of puppy energy off too!
Overall, a Cavoodle is a great addition to any household.
They love being part of a family “pack” and are always eager to please. Do your very best to find a proper breeder with a good reputation when picking your Cavoodle. Poodle Hybrids are very popular and have stimulated puppy mills to overbreed them. The last thing you want is a sick Cavoodle prone to cancer and other genetic disorders due to improper breeding. There are many great breeders out there, so get in touch with a good one before you get your own Cavapoo life partner!
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