Cavadoodles

Why we have Cavadoodles!!

We have studied and researched this breed for many years.  We love the coloring they bring to our campus, and their fun happy personality brings laughter to us all the time.  We adopted 3 sisters 2 years ago and they are now old enough to be momma’s themselves!  These dogs are such fun loving, always happy dogs!

What is a Cavadoodle and where did they come from??

The Cavadoodle, is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and our Miniature Poodle. We crossbreed to our miniature poodle which produce a puppy with mixed traits and the Poodle’s signature nonshedding coat.

What size would a  Cavadoodle get to be?

The Cavadoodle has a shoulder height of 9-14 inches and can weigh anywhere between 14-18 lbs. Cavadoodles can vary in appearance depending on the genetic influence of the parents. Most have a compact face with long, fun floppy ears and large brows.

What is their coat like?

The Cavadoodle is known for its super soft coat, sometimes they have the poodle coat and most of our will have the Cavadoodles longer, silkier, wavy coat. The Cavadoodle can be a wide variety of colors including gold, black, white, Blenheim (brown and white), or tricolor (black, white, and tan). The Cavalier coat sheds, but the Poodle coat sheds little or not at all.

What is their personality like?

The Cavadoodle is happy, friendly, loves long walks, and loving human companionship. Cavadoodles are known for their intelligent.  Cavadoodles tend to follow their owner from room to room, eager to play or just cuddle up. They may get into mischief or snoop around…very curious!  Cavadoodles make great companions for anyone, from small children to an older people. They are friendly to everyone, including strangers, dogs, and other pets. Young children should be supervised around the Cavadoodle to ensure they treat our puppy with respect.  The Cavadoodle likes daily exercise however most of its needs can be met by indoor play, but it also enjoys walks, games, fetch, and outdoor exercise or a visit to the dog park. The Cavadoodle is well suited to apartment, townhouse, condo life.

How much grooming do they need?

The Cavadoodles love to be brushed!  The toenails should be inspected for snags in the fur, which must be gently uncaught.

How long will they live?   Are there things I should watch for regarding their health?

The Cavadoodles are known to have a lifespan of 10-14 years, though some live up to 20 years.  Cavadoodles are susceptible to some health problems though generally crossbreeds are less likely than purebreds to suffer health conditions (known as ‘hybrid vigor’).    Here at Puppies up North we make sure our mommas are completely healthy before they are bred, and each time before they are bred, they go thru a complete vet check.

How much training do I need for my puppy?  Will it potty train easily?

The Cavadoodle is intelligent and easily trained. A gentle and well varied approach is recommended. Most Cavadoodles can learn a wide variety of tricks and are eager to please their owner. The Cavadoodle can be house trained fairly quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Care: The Cavapoo requires weekly brushing as its hair tends to knot frequently. Those with a Poodle coat require more frequent brushing. The toenails should be regularly inspected for snags in the fur, which must be gently uncaught. Cavapoos require clipping several times a year. The Cavapoo has a lifespan of 10-14 years, though some live up to 20 years. Cavapoos are susceptible to health problems affecting the parent breeds, such as mitral valve disease (a heart condition), syringomyelia (a spinal condition), cataracts, or other eye problems, though generally crossbreeds are less likely than purebreds to suffer health conditions (known as ‘hybrid vigor’).

Training: The Cavapoo is intelligent and easily trained. A gentle and well varied approach is recommended. Most Cavapoos can learn a wide variety of tricks and are eager to please their owner. The Cavapoo can be housetrained fairly quickly.

Activity: The Cavapoo requires daily exercise. Most of its needs can be met by indoor play, but it also enjoys walks, games, fetch, and outdoor exercise or a visit to the dog park. The Cavapoo is well suited to apartment life.