About the Breed
The Cavachon is a hybrid dog breed that is a combination of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. This designer breed is often described as being affectionate, gentle, and friendly. It has become increasingly popular in the last few years for its small size, low-shedding coat, and intelligence. History The Cavachon breed was developed in 1996 by an American breeder who was looking to create a dog that had the low-shedding coat of the Bichon Frise and the loving personality of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Since then, it has become one of the most beloved designer breeds available today. The Cavachon is recognized by several organizations such as Designer Breed Registry (DBR) and Dog Registry of America (DRA). Appearance The Cavachon typically weighs between 10 to 20 pounds with males being slightly larger than females on average. They have large round eyes that can be either brown or hazel in color and floppy ears that are covered with long fur. Their coats are usually white, cream, or apricot in color and can range from wavy to curly depending on which parent they take after more closely. The coat requires regular brushing to keep it looking its best but doesnt need too much maintenance beyond that since it doesnt shed very much at all. Temperament Cavachons are known for their friendly personalities which make them great family pets as well as excellent companions for seniors or people who live alone. They tend to get along well with children, other dogs, cats, and people alike so long as they are properly socialized from a young age. They also have an independent streak which means they can be left alone without becoming destructive or bored if necessary but will still appreciate having lots of attention when you are home! They do require exercise though so make sure you provide them with plenty of opportunities throughout the day! Who Are Cavachons Ideal For? Cavachons make an ideal pet for those who want an easy-to-care-for companion animal with a loving disposition but dont want to deal with constant shedding or high levels of energy like some larger breeds require. These dogs also do well in apartments since they dont need much space for exercise and arent prone to barking excessively when left alone for extended periods of time either making them perfect for individuals who work full time jobs or travel frequently! Health & Weight Cavachons tend to live around 12 15 years on average when given proper care so it is important to ensure your pup stays healthy throughout their lifetime by taking them regularly scheduled vet visits at least once per year if not more depending upon their age/health status etc.. Additionally, these dogs should be kept at a healthy weight which means owners should feed them according to their size/activity level while also providing plenty of physical activity each day either through walks/playtime etc Important Health Checks For The Breed In order to keep your Cavachon healthy into its senior years it is important they receive regular health checks such as eye exams (at least yearly), dental checkups (every 6 months), heartworm tests (at least yearly), fecal testing (at least twice per year) etc.. Additionally any vaccinations required by your area should be administered annually as well unless otherwise noted by your vet due any health issues your pup may have prior/current etc Overall the Cavachon makes an ideal companion pet for those looking for gentle nature combined with low-shedding coats! With proper care these pups can easily live beyond 12 years old provided owners follow routine checkups recommended by their vet while also feeding & exercising regularly according their individual needs!
Medium or Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet
Ideal for owners that
- Skin allergies
- Eye problems
- Ear infections
- Hip dysplasia
- Patellar Luxation
- Gastric Torsion
This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.
Temperment & SkillsFriendlyAffectionatePlayfulLoyalGentleIntelligent