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 continuously becoming a very popular choice of pet across a lot of the world!
More recently, they are now 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 hypo-allergenic meaning that they make good pets for those 'hoomans' with allergies!
|Lifespan||13 - 15 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males 11in - 14in, Females 9in - 11in|
|Weight||Males 10lb - 20lb, Females 8lb - 17lb|
|Coat||Some Have Silky Coats, Inherited From The Cavalier, Others Will Have a Wavier Coat In Likeness To The Poodle|
|Color||Black, White, Chestnut, Gold, Blenheim, Tricolor|
|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 tumors, 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 particularly loving and devoted natures. They are extremely loyal to their families, love 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 loving that they deserve. They are however extremely adaptable and have no trouble fitting 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 also get on really well with children, dogs and other animals too - though it may be best to check with the cat first before getting a dog, as some cats react better than others!
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 1950’s. 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. Additionally, you must always make sure that the parent of these dogs are Miniature Poodles, as Toy Poodles carry many hereditary health concerns, leading to puppies with lifelong illnesses (whine…).