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Cavapoo Breed Information


Recognized By: ACHC , DBR , DDKC , IDCR
AKA: Cavoodle, Cavadoodle, Cavipoodle
Mispellings: Cavadoo, Cavapooh, Cava Pooh, Caverpoo, Cavipoo, Cavoodles

Living with a Cavapoo

Temperament: Cavapoos are good-natured, friendly and intelligent dogs. The can be a little on the hyper side, but absolutely adore human companionship. Cavapoos are well suited for all age groups.

Family Dog: Cavapoos make great family pets for everyone. They are friendly with all age groups, strangers, and other pets. Young children should be supervised around Cavapoos due to their small size.

Shedding: The Cavapoo can shed some depending on the type of coat they have. The Cavalier coat sheds more than Cavapoos with the Poodle coat.

Grooming: Cavapoos require weekly grooming to keep their coat free from knots as it tends to tangle easily. The Poodle may require more frequent brushing. The toenails need to be cliped or filed regularly and inspected for snags in the fur. The Cavapoo's coat requires trimming several times a year.

Training: The Cavapoo is a very intelligent dog that is eager to please their owners. When given gentle, well varied training, Cavapoos learn new commands very quickly. Typically the Cavapoo can be housetrained rather quickly.

Barking: The Cavapoo is not known to be a barker.

Exercise: Cavapoos do require daily exercise, most of which can be satisfied by indoor play; however they do enjoy walks and playing outside.

Living Conditions: The Cavapoo makes an excellent apartment dog.

Cavapoo Appearance

Appearance: The appearance of the Cavapoo can vary depending on the genetic influence of each the parents. Typically Cavapoos have a small, compact face with long, soft, floppy ears and large brows.

Size: The height of a fully grown Cavapoo is between 8 to 14 inches at the shoulders with an average weight of 15 to 20 pounds.

Color: Cavapoos come in a range of colors including: solid black, white, Blenheim (chestnut and white), light red, tri-colour (black, white and tan) or gold.

Coat: The coat of a Cavapoo can be soft like a Poodle's coat or long, silky and wavy like that of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Cavapoo Facts

Life Expectancy: The average lifespan of the Cavapoo is 10 to 14 years with some living up to 20 years.

Characteristics: The Cavapoo is an energetic, friendly dog that thrives on human interaction. They are very intelligent dogs that have a somewhat hyper side to them. Cavapoos like to follow their owner around the house are are always willing to to play or just cuddle in your lap. They also have a curious side and may get into mischief if you don't keep your eye on them. Cavapoos become very attached to their owners and can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for long periods of time.

Cavapoo Health

Health: Cavapoos are susceptible to any health condition affecting either of the parent breeds including mitral valve disease, syringomyelia, cataracts and other eye problems.

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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