About the Breed
The Cavapoo is a hybrid breed of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle. This friendly, outgoing pup has become increasingly popular over the past couple of decades due to its lovable personality, intelligence, and small size. As a companion dog, the Cavapoo makes an ideal addition to any household. Temperament The Cavapoo is known for its friendly personality and outgoing nature. These pups love spending time with their families and are happiest when theyre given lots of attention and playtime. They are gentle, laid-back dogs who enjoy snuggling up on the couch or going for leisurely walks around the neighborhood. Cavapoos are also very intelligent dogs who learn quickly and respond well to training. Ideal Owner The Cavapoo is an ideal breed for first-time dog owners or those looking for a small lapdog to snuggle with at home. The breeds pleasant nature also makes them well-suited as therapy dogs or in other situations where they can interact with people regularly. Families with children will find that this breed gets along very well kids when properly socialized from an early age. History The Cavapoo was created in Australia during the late 1990s as a companion dog that was smaller than traditional spaniels but still had similar characteristics in terms of temperament and intelligence levels. The popularity of this hybrid breed spread rapidly throughout Australia before eventually making its way around Europe and North America during the late 2000s - early 2010s period. Today, these pups continue to be sought after due to their affectionate personalities and low maintenance needs compared to other breeds alike in size. Healthy Weight The average weight range for a fully grown adult Cavapoo is between 8-20 pounds depending on their parentage (i.e., if one parent was larger than normal). Generally speaking, these pups should have no problem maintaining a healthy weight as long as they are fed appropriately based on their age/activity level and given regular exercise each day. Important Health Checks Regular checkups by your veterinarian should be done every 6 months in order to ensure your pup remains healthy at all times. During these visits your vet will check your pet's eyes, ears, teeth, heart, lungs, joints, skin & coat health, body temperature, among other things. Additionally its important that you keep up on flea & tick prevention / treatments throughout each season (as necessary) in order keep your pup parasite free at all times. Overall, the Cavapoo is an excellent companion dog option due its friendly personality, intelligence, small size, minimal grooming requirements, and quiet demeanor - making it suitable for many different lifestyles whether you live alone or have children/other pets already established at home. The important part is ensuring regular health checks are done so that any issues can be identified early on before becoming more serious down the road. With proper care & love - this hybrid breed will bring joy into anyone's life!
Medium or Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet
Ideal for owners that
- Responsive to Training
- Skin allergies
- Ear infections
- Hip dysplasia
- Eye problems
This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.
Temperment & SkillsPlayfulFriendlyAffectionateIntelligentGentleLoving