Cavapoo Breed Overview
The Cavapoo, or in some circles, Cavadoodle is a cross breed. They result from mating a Poodle with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In the late 1990's, Australian cross-breeding programs were set in place. Consequently, the Cavapoo became one of Australia's most popular breeds. Exuding a soft, gentle nature, they appeal to children of all ages.They make fantastic pets. Also, they tend to be smart, thanks to the Poodle in them, hence making them quick learners. More importantly, they are too adorable for words, and look just like a stuffed animal.
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The life expectancy of the Cavapoo is 13 to 15 years.
Size & Activity Level
Cavapoos range in size from 10 to 18 pounds, depending upon which Poodle (Miniature or Toy) was used to breed with. Though fun-loving, playful, and active, this dog does not need extensive exercise. A few short walks and indoor playtime will suffice. Have plenty of toys on hand as they love to play and fetch. Also note, with his high intelligence, training can be less stressful. Starting early will help, as he is a very fast learner. Also, giving him plenty of socialization will make him the perfect companion.
Care & Grooming
Cavapoos have moderate grooming needs. They are considered non-shedding. Their beautiful hair can be more curly or more straight, depending upon who he favors. Most of the usual colors are reds, blondes, blacks, and whites. Brushing every few days will be necessary. Keeping their coats trimmed short will ease the maintenance. Bathe when you sniff a stinky dog. Remember, have ears and nails trimmed monthly. Ultimately, they are an overall healthy mixed breed. Always contact your vet for more information.