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Cavapoo Breed Summary

Loving, Devoted, Loyal and Clever

These dogs are a cross between the Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, sometimes they are even affectionately referred to as 'Cavoodles'! They are becoming a very popular choice of pet across a lot of the world!

More recently, they are being crossed with Miniature Poodles as opposed to Toy Poodles as it was discovered that Toy Poodles can be slightly more prone to suffer from hereditary health problems that can often be passed onto their young.

Fun Fact: A lot of these dogs are hypoallergenic meaning they make good pets for those 'hoomans' with allergies!

Lifespan 13 - 15 years
Height (at the withers) Males and Females 33cm - 45cm
Weight Males and Females 5kg - 10kg
Coat Some Have Silky Coats, Inherited From The Cavalier, Others Will Have a Wavier Coat In Likeness To The Poodle
Colour Black, White, Chestnut, Gold, Blenheim, Tricolour
Eye colour Dark
Common health issues Syringomyeli, Mitral valve disease, Hereditary cataracts, Hip dysplasia, Luxating patella, Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), Entropion (Eyelids Folding Inwards), Distichiasis, Urolithiasis, Cryptorchidism in male dogs, Tracheal collapse, Immune mediated thrombocytopenia, Immune mediated haemolytic anaemia, Various types of cancers, including oral melanoma, hyperadrenocorticism, and basal cell tumours, Atlantoaxial subluxation, Hydrocephalus, Granulomatous meningoencephalitis, Patellar luxation, Otitis externa, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, Type one diabetes., Mitral valve degeneration, Cushing's disease, Skin issues, Intervertebral disc disease, Epilepsy
Other Names Poodle x King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Cavoodle, Cavoo

Cavapoo's are very well-known for their loving and devoted natures. They are extremely loyal to their families, loving nothing more than being involved with everything that goes on, whether you're doing the ironing or trying to take a bath! Unfortunately, this does mean that many of this breed suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for too long. It's therefore vital that someone is around most of the day to give them all the attention and love that they deserve. They are however extremely adaptable and have no trouble fitting in to most lifestyles. This and their size also means they can be kept in apartments and small homes, so long as they have walks every day to keep them fit and healthy. They get on really well with children, dogs and other animals too.

A cross between a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Cavapoo is a particularly cute-looking breed!  This was one of the first 'designer dog' breeds, and first appeared in America during the 1950s. They have gone from strength to strength in terms of their popularity and also because of their 'low shedding coats' making them an excellent choice for 'hoomans' who suffer from allergies. However, one thing to consider with any hybrid dog is that there is never any guarantee as to which characteristics they may inherit.