Cavachon Question

I have a 2yr old male cavachon (Scooter) that we rescued from a family who had a 14yr old boy....


I have a 2yr old male cavachon (Scooter) that we rescued from a family who had a 14yr old boy. We've had him a year now. We also have a 4 yr old male beagle (Luke). Scooter has "snapped at my 11yr old daughter. Most recent he bit my 4yr old nephew and caused some minor bleeding and just yesterday he bit our 12yr old neighbor, who was in the back yard playing with my daughter and she had pet both dogs and was giving Luke a belly rub when Scooter came up to her and bit her ear, causing her to get 3 stitches.Why is tis happening? Cavashons are to have a mild temper????? Both incidents happened in the back yard.

    In Cavachon - Asked by Anonymous - 7/20/2012 2:35:49 PM
The dog was raised in a bad way at the other home. The dog was possibly tortured. It is not you but you should send your cavachon to a boarding school.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/20/2012 9:17:18 PM


Well, I myself own a five year old cavachon (Still looks like a pup. :) ), but he has never snapped. Not to jump too quickly to conclusions, but I suggest having him neutered. It may be the feel of male dominance within him that is trying to come out. Now it can happen one of two ways, you can find him a mate through a breeding program, or you will have to cut off the sack. My dog never mated, nor has he snapped, but for safety reasons, we did it anyways. He is much more calm now, but still playful and loving. And if my solution didn't help. Try another way. Maybe taking him to a training center. But I think putting dogs down is never the answer unless the dog is in sign of extreme pain, mainly death, or if he kills someone. Even then, I don't suggest it. But maybe you will find this helps. I'm not an expert, (Only 13 ^.^) but I sure know some stuff about dogs.
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/22/2012 2:02:49 AM


sorry that you're having a problem with the dog. It can be many things, we have a rescue Cavachon as well, but she's never displayed this type of aggression. Invest some time and visit a trainer, a good trainer will at least have some suggestions, if you don't get good results, keep looking, I'm sure someone will help you. In the meantime, don't leave the dog with children unsupervised. I hope you can get to the bottom of this issue. Good luck!
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/31/2012 3:49:38 PM


My Cavachon is also a rescue. He IS neutered and lives with my elderly GSD and me. He is EXTREMELY gentle, no growling or biting. Something is wrong with your dog's temperament. Try professional training, but be prepared for the fact that he may not change due to some damage done to him in the past. I am so sorry for the dog and your family.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/16/2012 6:56:35 PM


I had a bichon from weaning to 5 years old. He was so cute but if anyone got too friendly he would growl and I am sure he would have bitten if he wasn’t closely watched. We worked and worked with him as well as professional trainers but could not change his temperament. We had to adopt him out when our grandchildren came along. It could be the temperament of a male bichon.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/1/2012 11:07:04 PM


My cavachon jessica is very friendly with all children however she can get a bit aggressive if a small child treats her as a cat or another small animal.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/24/2012 4:09:41 AM


If you haven't nuetered your Cavachon, that could be the problem. It could also be that he is territorial. He could've been jealous when your daughter was giving Luke a belly rub and not him. Invest some time and money into getting a good trainer to help you.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/2/2012 3:45:52 PM