It’s no secret that Australians are pet lovers, and Cavoodles have quickly become one of the top dogs breeds for city-dwelling folks. This crossbreed of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Miniature or Toy Poodle surely has many positive traits, but why exactly has this hybrid become one of Australia’s most loved dogs?
1. Cavoodles are very trainable
Both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle are intelligent dogs, with the Poodle in particular having a reputation for being almost too clever. The Cavoodle inherits this intelligence, making them quick to learn basic commands and even advanced tricks.
Their eagerness to please means they are attentive to their owner’s direction, and will respond especially well to positive reinforcement. Patient and consistent training will generally have good results.
2. Cavoodles are great apartment dogs
Space tends to be at a premium in urban areas, with most houses trending on the smaller side. Many dog owners also live in apartments or condominium units, limiting the amount of real estate that can be devoted to a dog. Due to the Cavoodle’s small size, they are well-suited to living even in modest sized dwellings.
While Cavoodles also love to run around and explore, they don’t need a large backyard in which to do it. Regular walks to shared city spaces such as dog parks are usually sufficient for a Cavoodle’s needs. Their modest exercise requirements can be filled with play both indoors and outdoors.
3. Cavoodles are hypoallergenic
Cavoodles will have an equal chance of inheriting the coat type of either of the parent breeds. However, most Cavoodle puppies tend to end up with a wavy coat that is a blend of both the silken Spaniel coat and the curly Poodle coat. This coat is effective at trapping fur and dander, the main allergens that cause an allergic reaction.
However, not all Cavoodles may have this coat. If you suffer from pet allergies, meeting the Cavoodle puppy you intend to buy is important so that you can verify whether their coat type will suit your needs.
4. Cavoodles are great companions
The Cavoodle was meant to temper the energetic nature of the Poodle with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s easygoing approach to life. For the most part, this seems to have succeeded, with most Cavoodle pups being sweet, affectionate, and gentle companions for their owners.
A well-trained and properly socialised Cavoodle will be good with children and families, due to their low sensitivity. This means that the Cavoodle is resilient to any disruptions in routine or new situations they encounter.