All You Need To Know About The Cavapoo
If you are looking for a small, friendly canine pet, then you may be interested in a poodle; however, not all individuals like the look of a poodle. If you fall into this category, then you may be interested in the cavapoo. This dog breed is a mixture of the poodle and the King Charles cocker spaniel and is one of the designer dogs made for people who are interested in small, friendly canines. Of course, before purchasing this type of animal, it is important to take certain considerations into account. This article will provide information on the cavapoo and all the facts you need to know.
• The Breeding
The cavapoo, also known as a cavoodle, is one of the first cross breed canines to be created. The breed was developed in the United States during the 1950s by breeders who were looking to create a low-shedding animal – ideal for owners with pet allergies. Poodles are used as one part of this mixed breed parentage and Cavalier King Charles spaniels being the other part. Responsible breeders will often opt for miniature poodles nowadays instead of the standard poodle because the miniature poodle typically presents with less health conditions.
• The Appearance
While all cavoodles present with slightly different appearances, dependent on their parentage, they are all thought to be hypoallergenic. The hypoallergenic trait is inherited from their poodle parentage and refers to the non-shedding or low-shedding feature. This is why the cavoodle is one of the more popular pet options for individuals with pet allergies.
Of course, there are differences regarding color, size, shape and coat texture based on the animal’s heritage. The average height, however, at full growth is between 40 and 45 cm. Unlike many of the poodle mixed breeds there is no difference between male or female puppies regarding height. Furthermore, the average weight is similar between males and females with males both weighing between 5 and 10 kg.
The majority of cavoodles will present with round faces, floppy ears and large eyes that often add to their endearing look. This can be attributed to their poodle heritage, but many of the cavoodle puppies do present with a greater similarity to the spaniel regarding appearance. This is seen particularly in coat color with many cavoodle coats ranging in color from black to light brown.
• The Temperament
Due to both the poodle and King Charles spaniel being affectionate, friendly and loyal pets, it is obvious that the cavoodle will present with good-natured temperaments. By being good-natured mixed breeds with a sociable temperament, this “designer dog” can be totally devoted to their owner. They are known to get on well with families, particularly children of young ages, and are highly adaptable to different lifestyles without difficulty.
Unfortunately, as with all breeds, there are negative characteristics to the cavoodle temperament. This mixed breed thrives on human interaction and hate being left on their own for long periods of time; therefore, they will develop unwanted behaviors if left alone and these behaviors can be difficult to correct. For example, the dog can develop excessive barking or destructive behavior caused by separation anxiety.