Also called the Cavapoo, the Cavoodle was originally bred to combine the best traits of its Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle parents. This crossbreed was also selected to create a hypoallergenic mix, making it suitable for allergy sufferers.
Given that it is a designer breed, the Cavoodle is not recognised by any major international kennel clubs. However, it remains to be one of the most popular dogs in all of Australia because of the following:
Cavoodles, in general, are gentle, affectionate, and friendly. They are dogs that are obedient and always eager to please. This is why they make wonderful house pets. They not only get along with young and old but also other animals.
With so much love to give and energy to release, the Cavoodle is well suited for active households. It can adapt easily to any environment as long as it gets to be with its human. If you or your family desire companionship, this dog is ideal.
A Cavoodle’s look can vary from one dog to another given that it is a crossbreed. Generally, however, it has a round face, large eyes, and a medium-length muzzle. It is small and light, standing 20 to 30 centimetres high and weighing four to 12 kilograms, depending on the size of its Poodle parent.
Its coat can be wavy or straight and may come in various colours such as white, black, cream, brown, and apricot.
The Cavoodle is at low risk of developing health problems and has a lifespan of between 10 to 14 years. However, it is still susceptible to issues like the following:
- Hip dysplasia
- Mitral valve disease
- Patellar luxation
While it is a low-shedding dog, the Cavoodle requires moderate-to-high maintenance. Brushing, bathing, teeth cleaning, and nail trimming should be done regularly. Hair trimming, on the other hand, can be done every six weeks on average, by you or a professional groomer.
It is advised that grooming be started at an early age so that your Cavoodle will get used to the process and see it as bonding time.
As puppies, Cavoodles should be fed three to four times a day. Formulated puppy food is suggested because it provides all the nutrients pooches need.
Once your puppy becomes an adult, you can switch to food that has less protein and fat. Select premium food and follow the recommended feeding guidelines so that your canine does not become obese. Finally, make sure to supply your Cavoodle with clean and fresh water at all times.