Cavoodles have quickly become Australia’s top dog. You’ve probably already seen or met one, and you may be thinking of getting one for yourself. The mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Miniature Poodle typically gets the best of both parent breeds. This affectionate, friendly, and gentle hybrid breed is sought after by many dog lovers. Its keen intelligence and easygoing nature make it a good match for most families and even new dog owners.
If you’re already convinced and are looking to buy a Cavoodle, then there are a couple of things to consider before you take your new puppy home. Like any other dog breed, the Cavoodle has its own needs and wants. You will want to make sure that a Cavoodle can adapt to your home and your lifestyle.
Cavoodles need a moderate amount of space
Because Cavoodles are a hybrid breed, there is a chance that may take after the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel side or the Miniature Poodle side. Neither of these breeds is very high energy like a working dog, but the Miniature Poodle side can give the Cavoodle more energy than one would expect from a small breed.
Most Cavoodles will be perfectly happy to spend a majority of their day cuddled up on the couch with you. However, if you get a Cavoodle that needs a little more physical activity, their space requirements are something to consider. The Cavoodle is generally fine living in small homes or apartments. However, they still need regular walks and exercise, so a yard or a communal park where you can let them run around is a definite plus.
Cavoodles require some patience
Cavoodles thrive on the attention of their owners. Because the Cavoodle is a companion dog, it wants to be near humans almost all the time. It’s very sweet and affectionate, but at the same time can be clingy. If you’re getting a Cavoodle puppy for the first time, you should expect to spend a good amount of time with your dog.
It’s possible to train your Cavoodle to be calm if you have to leave your Cavoodle alone at home, but it does require some patience and effort. This training will need to start very soon after you get your Cavoodle puppy, so it’s best to be prepared. In general it’s a good idea to have a training plan before you even bring home your dog, as training is a lifelong process for most dogs.
Cavoodles can be expensive
Because they’re in such high demand, Cavoodles aren’t cheap, especially considering that they’re a hybrid breed. There are dozens, if not hundreds of listings for Cavoodles for sale in Australia. It’s best to look for a registered Australian dog breeder to ensure that the dog is treated ethically and humanely. By doing that, you’ll have peace of mind that your dog will get to you with no health or behavioural problems, and you can focus on enjoying life with your new furry companion.