Temperament:

Cavapoos are friendly and intelligent dogs, with a lovely nature and adore human companionship. Cavapoos are great for all age groups too.

Family Dog:

Cavapoos make great family pets for everyone. They are friendly with all age groups, other pets and strangers. Due to there small size young children should be supervised around Cavapoos.

Shedding:

The Cavapoo can shed there coat a little as a cavalier does shed and a poodle doesn’t so with the mix it becomes minimal.

Grooming:

Cavapoos require weekly grooming to keep their coat free from knots as it can develop knotting if left ungroomed. The toenails need to be clipped or filed regularly. The Cavapoo will need to attend the poochie parlour for grooming/clipping of the coat especially in the hotter months.

Training:

The Cavapoo is a very intelligent dog that is eager to please their owners. When given gentle, well varied training, Cavapoos learn new commands very quickly.  Cavapoo does take to housetraining really quickly.

Barking:

It is said that cavapoos are not barkers.

Exercise:

Cavapoos do require daily exercise, and they do enjoy walks and playing outside.

Appearance:

The look of the Cavapoo can vary depending on the genetic makeup of each parents.  Cavapoos have a small, compact face with long, soft, floppy ears and large brows.

Size:

Cavapoos height when an adult  is between 8 – 14 inches at the shoulders with an average weight of 15 – 20 lbs.

Colour:

Cavapoos come in lots of colours and they are all lovely!

Coat:

The coat of a Cavapoo can be silky and wavy like a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a poodle is soft and curly so the mix of the two breeds is adorable and tactile to touch.

Life Expectancy:

The average lifespan of the Cavapoo is 10 – 14 years to which some living up to 20 years.

Health:

Cavapoos are a mixed breed of cavalier and poodle so a mix of genes which is often a gamble that the cavapoo may or may not inherit and cavaliers\poodles both can get MVD so its a big decision when choosing this breed although annual testing of cardiologist and eye specialist maybe clear at time of breeding but next yr may not be but then the cavalier has already had a litter so the up shot is cavaliers are more prone to MVD at any age and almost certainly get it at some point in there lives BUT the poodle may get it aswell but 75% lesser risk hence the cross as poodles are not required for annual testing. so do bare this in mind when choosing a cavapoo mix. i breed them because of the poodle having that lesser risk. i have never in my 8 yrs of breeding had a cavapoo inherit MVD not like cavaliers do 95%.

Characteristics:

The Cavapoo is an energetic, friendly dog that thrives on human company. They are very intelligent dogs, Cavapoos like to follow their owner around the house are always willing to play or love to find a lap to cuddle up on. They also have a curious side so may like to explore so always keep an eye out. Cavapoos become very attached to their owners and can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for long periods of time.