Over the past years, Oodles, or Poodle mixes, have grown in popularity as household pets. Cavoodle puppies, in particular, never fail to make it to Australia’s annual list of top dog breeds, ranking higher than other varieties like Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Maltipoos, and Cockapoos. So what is it about the Cavoodle that makes it one of the most sought-after Oodle types?
#1 It does not shed a lot
The Poodle sheds very little, if at all, which is why it is often mixed with other breeds in an attempt to create a low-shedding and hypoallergenic Oodle. However, not all Oodles are low-shedders, as they can sometimes inherit the coat type of the other parent breed.
Luckily, the Cavoodle sheds minimally like both its parents, which is why it is more appealing than other Oodles. A cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle, this dog is great for people with allergies or families who like to keep their homes clean.
#2 It is low-maintenance
Like all other dog breeds, the Cavoodle requires some kind of grooming to keep it looking and feeling good. However, it does not need a great deal of care.
Brushing can be done once or twice a week to remove mats and tangles. Bathing is recommended every two to three weeks in the warm months or if the dog gets dirty. During winter, regular bathing is not necessary.
The frequency of hair clipping depends on how long you prefer your Cavoodle’s coat to be. Some fur parents take their dog to the groomers every six to eight weeks, while others have their dog trimmed every eight to 10 weeks. A full-body clip can be done twice a year.
#3 It is easy to train
Training a Cavoodle is easy because it is smart, eager to please, and incredibly loyal. With enough patience, you can even train this crossbreed to become a therapy or service dog. The secret to teaching it is by always using positive reinforcement. Pet, rub, or praise it consistently for every job well done. While you may reward it with treats, do so sparingly to prevent it from relying on food.
#4 It is highly adaptable
What many love about the Cavoodle is that it can adjust to any living situation and make it its own. Because of its small size, it doesn’t matter if it lives in a tiny apartment in the city or a large house in the suburbs. As long as this dog gets its daily dose of exercise, it will do well even without a yard to romp in. A short walk around the neighbourhood or local park is enough to keep this dog happy and healthy.
#5 It has an exceptional temperament
The Cavoodle is affectionate, gentle, and easygoing, making it a suitable companion for single people, first-time dog owners, families with children, and the elderly. It enjoys playing games, joining in on group activities, and bonding with its owners.
A sociable breed, this dog gets along with everyone. It likes to please and will do everything it can to make sure you are happy.