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Cavachon Breed Summary
Gentle, Kind, Confident and Intelligent Lap Doggies
These sweet doggies are a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise, and have been developed fairly recently. Unfortunately, they are not yet recognised by the Kennel Club, but honestly, all that matters, is that you will have a loving and fluffy little face to wake up to every morning!
These guys come in a variety of sizes, colours and with different coat textures, and will vary from pup-to-pup. However, regardless of appearance, they are all very loving and affectionate with beautiful personalities!
Fun Fact: It's thought that some Cavachons will tilt their heads to one side when someone speaks to them, as if thinking of what to reply!
|Lifespan||10 - 12 years|
|Height (at the withers)||31 - 33 cm at the withers|
|Weight||4.5 - 9.0 kg|
|Coat||Varying in Texture|
|Colour||White with black, apricot or tan markings, Brown, Red, Tricolor, White|
|Common health issues||Excessive tear production, Ear infections, Skin issues, A sensitivity to fleas and other biting parasites, Hip dysplasia, Curly coat, Dry eye, Episodic falling, Eye issues (cataracts), Mitral valve disease (MDV), Heart murmurs|
|Other Names||Cavashon, Bichon Frise x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel|
Although Cavachons vary from litter to litter, they have one thing in common; they are all extremely gentle and kind in nature, making them charming family pets and companions. Because they are so small and gentle-natured, they make an excellent choice for elderly people, as they don’t need too much exercise, and will never act aggressively. They are also very out-going and confident doggies as well who loved to be involved in every aspect of their ‘hoomans’ lives. For this reason, they shouldn’t be kept alone for too long, as they are prone to separation anxiety. On a lighter note however, they are very intelligent and are very easy to train. They also love to partake in fun games, making them a good choice for families with children. A true lap dog, this doggy will bring you years of happiness and fun!
The Cavachon is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise, they are also a very new breed with the first one of its kind being developed in 1996. They first began to be created in the states, but their cute and adorable faces gained them vast popularity and they are now well-known across most of the world. Although they are not yet recognised by the Kennel Club, there is hope that once the breed has been around for a while and breeders follow guidelines, that they will eventually make it onto this prestigious list! Because they are a cross-breed, many of these doggies can be born in different sizes, with varying colours and coat textures. However, they do have low-shedding coats, which makes them great pets for people who have allergies.