Cavapoo are a fascinating mixed breed between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle breeds. Here arethings to know before getting the pup for yourself.
As a mix, Cavapoos are not officially recognized by most kennel clubs and there are some variations in their coat and behavior patterns based on their parents. They are also known under several different names such as Cava-Doodle, Cavoodle, Cavipoodle, and others.
However, mixed or not, Cavapoos are almost always an incredibly gorgeous, friendly, intelligent, playful, and gentle dog breed. Absolutely perfect for families with children, the Cavapoo has a lot of great characteristics and just a few notes you should keep in mind before getting such a pup.
Characteristics of Cavapoo Puppies
one of the most adorable coats thanks to its parent breeds
The Cavapoo is easily recognizable thanks to its very descriptive coat. Its fur can come in different colors and shades, based on the dog’s parents, and it can be either flat or wavy.
highly social breed
Cavapoo love other pets and they adore people. This is a very loving and loyal dog breed that is almost guaranteed to love any family as long as they don’t mistreat the pup.
Easy to train
These dogs are both highly intelligent and very social, just like their parents. This is a fantastic combination if you want a dog that’s easy to train. Especially if you’ve owned and trained a dog before, training a Cavapoo will feel like a breeze to you.
It’s a very rare sight to see a Cavapoo that’s actively angry or hateful toward anyone, whether it’s strangers or their own family. This is one of the most good-natured breeds you’ll see – even when they misbehave Cavapoos usually have wide smiles on their faces.
low-shedding or non-shedding dogs
Depending on their lineage, most Cavapoos are either low-shedding or non-shedding. This is excellent if you don’t want to vacuum your couch every other day.
long Life Span
The average age for Cavapoos is between 10 and 14 years but these dogs can often live up to 20 years with the right care and if they avoid certain diseases. We’ll touch on the latter below but as far as life expectancy is concerned.
very energetic and need lots of exercise
Like their parent breeds, Cavapoos are a highly energetic dog breed. They need at least an hour – preferably 2-3 – of active outdoor playtime per day. We do accent on “active playtime” – not just walks.
How to prepare for getting a Cavapoo?
Overall, Cavapoo pups are very easy to raise and look after. Housetraining and obedience training are a breeze, especially if you know what you’re doing, and so is socialization. Shedding also isn’t much of an issue so you don’t need to worry about getting a specialized pet-friendly vacuum.
The few things you will have to have are good grooming tools, a good doggy shampoo, plenty of indoor toys, a good leash, and a pet-friendly home interior. Finding a good vet for routine bi-annual check-ups ahead of time is also recommended.