Crossed between a King Charles Cavalier and a Poodle, the Cavoodle (also known as a Cavapoo) is a fun-loving breed suited to almost any dog lover. Here’s everything you need to know about the Cavoodle before bringing one home.
Cavoodles are small to medium in size. Depending on the type of poodle it is crossed with (toy or miniature) they are usually anywhere from 30 to 35 centimetres tall.
Available in a variety of colours, from solid black, white and gold, to Blenheim (chestnut and white) or tri-colour (black, white and tan), it’s important to note that Cavoodles coat colour can fade thanks to its poodle parent. Don’t be surprised if your golden pup turns almost white by the age of two! Good thing they’re adorable whatever the colour.
Cavoodles are hypoallergenic, making them great companions for the allergy sensitive. Their soft fur can be straight, curly or anywhere in between and they require brushing every couple of days to keep matting to a minimum.
Being a hybrid, Cavoodles are less likely to develop too many health problems, but they are susceptible to eye defects, luxating patellas and congenital heart conditions. A healthy pup can live up to 12 to 15 years.
A 45 to 60 minute exercise session once a day is the minimum required to keep a Cavoodle happy. They love chasing the ball at the park and running around in open spaces. After they’ve had a solid pant session they’ll happily sleep the day away on your bed, but will be up for plenty of fun and games should you be willing.
Cavoodles are the perfect pooches for families with young children as they are gentle, loving and crave human attention. Definitely not a breed to leave alone for long periods of time, these little guys need just as much love and affection as they give you.
Easy to train, thanks to their highly intelligent poodle parent, Cavoodles are definitely smart little cookies.
Cavoodle owners can expect to take their pups to the groomer every month or two, being sure to keep their pups coat spick and span with home grooming during the weeks in between.
Anyone who is able to give them the exercise, love and attention they need! Cavoodles like being inside, so they’re the perfect companion for those living in small spaces.
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