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Cavapoochon

Throughout the year Little Rascals UK often have Cavapoochon puppies for sale. So, if you are looking into buying a Cavapoochon please speak to us. We will be able to help you find your new Cavapoochon puppy. If you have a long journey and are looking for a Cavapoochon puppy near you “don’t worry”, why not use our delivery service.

Key Breed Facts

The Cavapoochon breed is also commonly known by the names Cavapoo X, Cavachon X, Cockalierpoo.

Lifespan: 10 – 12 years

Pedigree Breed Status: Not Pedigree – Hybrid Dog Breed

Height
Males 29 – 31 cm
Females 27 – 30 cm

Weight
Males 4 – 8.5 kg
Females 3.5 – 8 kg

Breed Characteristics

Size

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Small (4/10)

Exercise

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Medium (6/10)

Training

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very easy (8/10)

Shedding

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low (4/10)

Grooming

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medium (7/10)

Children

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good (8/10)

Health

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very good (8/10)

Cost to Keep

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low (3/10)

Being Alone

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moderate periods (4/10)

Intelligence

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Average (6/10)

Introduction

The Cavapoochon is a tri-breed and mixes the three popular breeds of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Toy Poodle and Bichon Frise. The Cavapoochon is a new breed that has recently started being bred in the USA. Cavapoochons are not recognised as a breed in their own right by The Kennel Club. However, breed clubs have now been established in many countries of the world.

A mix of three breeds

The latest creation is the Cavapoochon, a dog breed that is the result of three crossbreeds: the King Charles Cavalier, the Toy Poodle and the Bichon Frise. The original creators are Linda and Steve Rogers, helped by a geneticist and a reproductive veterinarian. They have created a hypoallergenic dog that doesn’t bark a lot and that gives us the impression that it never ages, as it keeps the appearance of a puppy. It is not that they have discovered the elixir of life, but they have extended its life expectancy. It is hoped they may be able to live around 20 years.

The idea was to pick up the best of the three breeds, as all of them are well known for having a docile character, very similar to human ones, so they could help in nursing homes and hospitals as therapy animals. Part of this work answers our constant desire to keep the eternal affection that a puppy radiates which can disappears as soon as it grows up.

Appearance

Cavapoochons are small dogs that boast extra fluffy, thick coats which can be quite wavy or curly. They have inherited many of their physical traits from their parent breeds, being the Bichon Frisee and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. A result of the cross is a delightful dog with extremely expressive eyes and a cute face. Although small in stature, these little dogs have an athletic look about them. They have the long, floppy ears of the Cavalier and they have inherited their medium to long silky, soft coat from both parent breeds.

Every Cavapoochon is slightly different with the one consistency being in their coats, its texture and colour. Bichons have lovely white coats and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels boast having gorgeous coats that can either be white and tan or white and apricot, they can be a rich ruby red, a beautiful blenheim colour or they can have tri-coloured coats. As a result, Cavapoochons can be many assorted colours which includes the following: White with Black, Apricot or Tan markings, Brown, Red, Tricolour, White.

When it comes to coat texture, this too can vary quite a bit with some dogs having straight hair whereas other dogs might have wavy to quite curly coats.

Their coats grow very quickly in the first few months of their lives which means puppies need to be brushed frequently and gently to keep things tidy to prevent any matts and tangles from forming. If a dog’s coat is going to be curly or wavy, this usually happens when they lose their puppy coats and their permanent ones grow through which is typically when they are around 4 to 6 months old.

Cavapoochons are compact, nicely proportioned little dogs that boast short, strong front legs and nicely rounded bodies with level backs and slightly tucked up bellies. They normally have bushy tails that they carry hanging down when relaxed, but raised when excited or alert. They have lovely, large, round and very expressive eyes, a trait that adds to their adorable looks. Their feet are quite large for such small dogs with nice, firm pads and strong nails.

Temperament

When it comes to temperament, the Cavapoochon boasts having a gentle, affectionate and kind nature.  They thrive on human company although they enjoy being around other dogs and pets as well. They have become known as real lap dogs never turning down an invitation to cuddle up with an owner whenever they can.

Cavapoochons form very strong bonds with their families and love nothing more than to be involved in everything that goes on in a household. They adore playing interactive games because of they boast being fun-loving, bouncy characters by nature with the added bonus being they have inherited the intelligence of both parent breeds which makes them easy to train.

They are also very aware of their environments and will quickly let an owner know when there are strangers around. Thanks to their size and their affectionate, social natures Cavapoochons are an excellent choice for first time owners. As such, they are an excellent choice for families where one person usually stays at home when everyone else is out of the house.

Intelligence / Trainability

Cavapoochons are intelligent and they pick up new things very quickly, but this includes the good and the bad. With this said, training a Cavapoochon is usually a fun, enjoyable experience because they are so receptive when it comes to staying focused on a person they have formed a strong bond with. These little dogs thrive on getting things “right” and love nothing more than receiving as much praise from their owners as possible when they do.

However, puppies and young Cavapoochons must be well socialised once they have been fully vaccinated which has to involve introducing them to as many new situations, strange noises, people, other animals and pets as possible so they mature into well-rounded, confident adult dogs. Some Cavapoochons have proved difficult to housetrain, but with patience, perseverance and a lot of understanding they can be taught to do their “business” outside, it might just take a little longer than with other breeds.

Children and Other Pets

Cavapoochons are known to be good around children and they like nothing more than to play interactive games with them. However, because they are such small dogs, children have to be taught how to handle them to prevent them from injuring or scaring these little dogs. Any interaction between dogs and children should be well supervised by an adult to make sure playtime does not get too boisterous.

Cavapoochons are social dogs by nature and as such they usually get on well with other dogs, more especially if they were well socialised from an early age. They are also known to be good around cats they have grown up with in a household and will usually be nice towards other pets although care should always be taken when they are together just to be on the safe side.

Health

The average life expectancy of a Cavapoochon is between 10 and 15 years when properly cared for and fed an appropriate good quality diet to suit their ages.

Like so many other breeds, the Cavapoochons can sometimes suffer from a few hereditary health issues. The conditions that seem to affect the breed the most include the following: Excessive Tear Production, Ear infections, Skin issues, Sensitivity to fleas and other biting parasites.

Caring for a Cavapoochon

As with any other breed, Cavapoochons need to be groomed on a regular basis to make sure their coats and skin are kept in top condition. They also need to be given regular daily exercise to ensure they remain fit and healthy. On top of this, dogs need to be fed good quality food that meets all their nutritional needs throughout their lives. We at Little Rascals pets recommend trying to always use the best of foods including Royal Canin Mini Junior

Grooming

When a puppy starts to lose their fluffy puppy coat and their adult coat starts grows through, they are quite high maintenance when it comes to keeping things tidy and looking good. Cavapoochons are considered to be “low shedding” but this does not mean their coats don’t need to be frequently and regularly brushed. Because some dogs suffer from tear staining quite badly, it’s also important to keep their eyes nice and clean by regularly wiping them with a damp, soft cloth.

They also need to be professionally groomed trimmed regularly if possible. It’s important to introduce a Cavapoochon puppy to all the tools needed to groom them and to make a grooming session an enjoyable experience so that dogs look forward to being brushed. They enjoy the one-to-one attention they get when being brushed and it strengthens the bond they form with their owners. It’s also important to note that puppies shed more when they start to lose their puppy coats which is the best time to get them used to having their ears, paws and other parts of their bodies touched.

It’s also important to check a dog’s ears on a regular basis and to clean them when necessary. If too much wax is allowed to build up in a dog’s ears, it can lead to a painful infection, so always check.

Exercise

Cavapoochons have lots energy and love nothing more than to be playing interactive games with their owners. They need to be given at least 30 minutes exercise every day and they also need a lot of mental stimulation because they are such smart characters. They are highly adaptable little dogs that are just at home living in an apartment in town as they are living in a house in the country.

These dogs also like to be able to roam around a back garden as often as possible so they can really let off steam. However, the fencing has to be extremely secure to keep these fun-loving little dogs in because if they find a weakness in the fence, they will soon escape and will try to find trouble.  

It’s also important to make sure a Cavapoochon does not get cold during the chillier winter months, because they really do feel the cold.

Cavapoochon puppies should not be over exercised because their joints and bones are still growing and too much pressure on them could result in causing a dog a few problems later on in their lives. They should not be allowed to jump up or off furniture nor should they be allowed to run up and down the stairs to much.

Feeding

If you get a Cavapoochon puppy from Little Rascals we will give you a feeding schedule and it’s important to stick to the same routine, feeding the same puppy food to avoid any tummy upsets.

Older dogs are not known to be fussy or finicky eaters, but this does not mean you can feed them a lower quality diet. It’s best to feed a mature dog twice a day, once in the morning and then again in the evening, making sure it’s good quality food that meets all their nutritional requirements.  Cavapoochons are known to prefer smaller meals being sporadic eaters.

Average cost to keep/care for a Cavapoochon

If you are looking to buy a Cavapoochon, you would need to pay anything from £450 to over £1000 for a well-bred, healthy puppy. 

The cost of insuring a male 3-year-old Cavapoochon in England should be £18 a month for basic cover or a lifetime policy, should cost you approx £42 a month (quote as of June 2016). When insurance companies calculate a pet’s premium, they factor in several things which includes where you live in the UK and a dog’s age and whether or not they have been neutered or spayed.

When it comes to food costs, you need to buy the best quality food whether wet or dry to feed your dog throughout their lives. We at Little Rascals recommend Royal Canin Mini Junior. This will set you back between £30 – £40 a month. You will need to factor in veterinary costs this includes their second vaccinations, their annual boosters, the cost of neutering or spaying your dog when the time is right and their yearly health checks.

As a rough guide, the average cost to keep and care for a Cavapoochon would be between £70 to £80 a month depending on the level of insurance cover you opt to buy for your dog.

For any advice on the best choice of puppy for you please call Little Rascals Pets on 01522 789191

 

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