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Cavapoo

History

The Cavapoo is a hybrid and was bred in the early 1950s. Now it is more popular in Australia and UK and has been in the limelight for the past 10-20 years. Many breeders develop them in various ways, but its first generation was by crossing the Poodle and the Spaniel.

 

Facts About Cavapoo

Breed Group Toy
Breed Type Crossbreed
Country of Origin America
Other Names Cavoodle
Size Small to medium
Height  9-14 inches
Weight 8-20 lbs
Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR
Shedding Low
Hypoallergenic Yes (leans towards Poodle)
Litter Size NA
Color Black, white, tricolor, Blenheim, gold
Life Expectancy 12-15 years
Coat Short to long
Price $700-$1500

Temperament and Personality

Cute Cavapoo puppies are lovable, caring, loyal and is an excellent companion for children, elders, and even adults. They are playful as well as social but children must be under supervision while playing with them. Not so much like kennel dogs, they prefer staying with their loved ones, doing what they are doing or sleeping with them on their master’s bed. They can suffer from separation anxiety when left alone and can have behavioral issues.

Care

Exercise

The ruby Cavapoo dogs require moderate exercise with a regular walk and some amount of indoor playtime. They love games like fetching, agility or chasing a ball and even love to play with safe toys.

Grooming

The grooming session of the merle Cavapoo  full grown depends on the type of fur it has. If it has the coat of Poodle, tiny dog will require daily brushing and shaving by a professional groomer. Moreover, if it has the layer of the Spaniel, it needs brushing twice or thrice a week to remove its tangles. Check and clean its ears weekly, brush its teeth with dog toothpaste regularly and clip its nails when too long.

Health Problems

The matted hair can create different skin problems and it can also inherit its parental health concerns. Other issues include hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, mitral valve disease, entropion, cataracts, and epilepsy. Interested people can search in petfinder or adopt or buy from breeders.

Training

These tricolor dogs are intelligent and curious that picks up things quickly and efficiently. Its love for food is an opportunity for a trainer to give them reward-based training. Train them to socialize during the early stages to do well with other dogs and pets.

 

Feeding

Mini Cavapoo requires  ½ to 1½ cups of good quality dry food divided into two meals every day. Make sure that they have enough food according to their age, size, health, and metabolism.

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