Cavapoo Puppies & Breed Information

Cavapoo

Cavapoo Puppy Characteristics


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Cavapoo Breed Information


Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: 6-20 lbs

Height: 11-15 inches

Color(s): Red, apricot, black, cream, white, gray; may be patterned or blended.

Overview

The Cavapoo, also known as the Cavadoodle, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle. They are often referred to as "designer dogs" and have become popular family companions.

Character

One of the most distinctive features of the Cavapoo are the long ears. They are compact, small to medium in size, and possess a round, expressive face. They are typically well-proportioned, agile, and sturdy.

Temperament

The Cavapoo is affectionate, loyal, and friendly. They are good-natured, playful, and social. They do best with older, considerate children. They do well with dogs and non-canine pets. Cavapoo's will bark to announce visitors and out of the ordinary sounds. They are very family oriented and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time.

Care

Depending on coat type, the Cavapoo requires regular brushing to prevent matting and tangling or professional clipping. It is important to keep the ears clean and the nails trimmed. They may be prone to such health issues as hip dysplasia, eye disease, luxating patella, PRA, skin problems, and epilepsy.

Coat

The coat of the Cavapoo may be curly or soft, silky, and slightly wavy.

Training

Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Cavapoo may be difficult to housetrain. The crate training method works best. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.

Activity

The Cavapoo is well suited to apartment living provided they are sufficiently exercised. They thrive on daily securely leashed walks, off-lead play in a securely fenced yard, and family play sessions.

Ownership

If you are looking for Cavapoo puppies for sale from reputable Cavapoo breeders or to adopt Cavapoos from a Cavapoo rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Cavapoo puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Cavapoo puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 9/3/2014
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