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What is a Cavoodle (or Cavapoo)?

A Cavoodle is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Toy or Miniature Poodle.


Cross breeding dogs is nothing new and if you research most dog breeds, you will find that their origin is 2 or more breeds being crossed to get a desired outcome (temperament or looks/size)


Did you know German Shepherds originated by breeding various typed of Sheep Herding dogs with wolves to get a desired look and temperament in the late 1800's?


And did you know that the Labrador's exact origin unknown but some speculate the Greater Newfoundland dog or the French St. Hubert's dog is part of the cross that made the St. John's dog

Cavoodles, also known as Cavapoos, are a popular crossbreed dog that combines the traits of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Poodles. They are known to be excellent family pets for several reasons:

  1. Temperament: Cavoodles are typically friendly, affectionate, and sociable dogs, making them great companions for families. They are known for their gentle nature and are generally good with children and other pets, making them a good fit for families with kids or multiple pets.

  2. Low-Shedding Coat: Cavoodles typically inherit the Poodle's hypoallergenic coat, which means they shed less compared to other breeds. This makes them a good option for families with allergies or those who prefer a dog with minimal shedding, as it can help reduce the risk of allergies and keep the home cleaner.

  3. Intelligence: Both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle are intelligent breeds, and Cavoodles tend to inherit this trait as well. They are quick learners and respond well to training, which makes them a good fit for families who want a dog that can learn commands and tricks easily.

  4. Size: Cavoodles are typically small to medium-sized dogs, with an average weight ranging from 5-12 kg. This makes them suitable for families living in smaller homes or apartments where space may be limited. They are also generally adaptable to different living situations, including urban or rural environments.

  5. Exercise Needs: Cavoodles have moderate exercise requirements, which means they can adapt to different activity levels. They enjoy daily walks, playtime, and mental stimulation, but they are not overly demanding when it comes to exercise. This makes them suitable for families with varying levels of physical activity or busy schedules.

  6. Companionship: Cavoodles are known to be loving and devoted to their families. They thrive on human interaction and enjoy being part of the family activities. They are often referred to as "velcro dogs" because they tend to form strong bonds with their human family members and are always eager to be by their side, providing companionship and emotional support.

  7. Longevity: Cavoodles are generally healthy dogs and have a relatively long lifespan, ranging from 12 to 15 years or even more with proper care. This means that they can be a part of your family for a long time, providing years of joy and companionship.

Overall, Cavoodles are considered great family pets due to their friendly nature, low-shedding coat, intelligence, adaptability, moderate exercise needs, companionship, and longevity. However, it's important to remember that every dog is an individual, and their temperament and behaviour can vary based on genetics, upbringing, and training. Proper care, socialization, and training are important factors in ensuring that any dog, including a Cavoodle, becomes a well-rounded and happy family member.

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