Lovable, Uncomplicated, Open-minded
Size: Small
Height: 30-35 cm
Weight: 5-7 kg
Lifespan: 14-18 years
Coat: Medium Hair
Colors: Tan, Ruby, Black, Gray, Red, Beige, White

The Cavapoo - also known as the Capoodle - is a particularly interesting breed of dog. It is a so-called hybrid breed. Like most of its kind, it is not recognized by the FCI. These cute dogs are the result of a cross between a poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This is where the breed's name comes from. The Cavapoo originally comes from Australia. The animals are very popular family and companion dogs. They are suitable for everyone and can enrich the dull everyday life immensely.

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The Cavapoo belongs to the small to medium-sized dog breeds and is generally regarded as a companion dog. An adult animal reaches a shoulder height of around 30 to 35 cm. The weight of these fluffy four-legged friends is proportional to their size. As a rule, the dogs weigh between 5 and 7 kg. Bitches are often somewhat more petite than their male counterparts and are therefore also lighter.

The Cavapoo has a strong and compact build. The appearance of the dogs is basically very cute to look at. However, due to the crossing of two breeds, they can have very different characteristics.

The pretty face and the large, dark button eyes are considered special characteristics of the animals. The Cavapoo also has large floppy ears typical of the breed. These are covered with soft, long and wavy hair and require special care. The long tail is also covered with fluffy fur.

The coat of the Cavapoo is probably its most important visual feature. It is very wavy to almost curly and incredibly soft. The coat color can vary greatly. Both dark and light colors are possible. The coat of the Cavapoo can also have patches or shading.

The occurrence of several shades is therefore not unusual. Particularly common color combinations are tan, ruby and tricolor. Monochrome shades from black to gray, red, beige and white are also possible.

The color of the coat usually depends on the dominant dog breed in the crossbreed. It can vary greatly from animal to animal. The puppies in a litter can also have very different characteristics. This is what makes the breed so interesting.

The life expectancy of the Cavapoo is astonishingly high. On average, it is 14 to 18 years. This is not least due to their vitality and low susceptibility to diseases and breeding-related genetic defects.

In the USA and Australia, the Cavapoo has made a name for itself as a companion and social dog. This is mainly due to its lovable and uncomplicated nature. The Cavapoo is an outgoing and lively dog. It is sociable and does not show aggressive behavior. He is open and friendly towards people and animals. The Cavapoo gets along well with other dogs as well as other pets.

These friendly dogs make excellent family pets and get on well with children. Thanks to their strong play instinct, they can be a great companion for children. The dogs want to be firmly integrated into the family and be part of it at all costs.

The Cavapoo is a loyal soul. It forms a close bond with its owner and their family and can become almost clingy as a result. The dogs do not like to be alone and quickly feel lonely. They should not be left alone for long periods of time. This could unsettle and offend these cute animals.

These lovable four-legged friends are also very vigilant and will do anything to protect their family. Despite their size, they are said to be brave and courageous. At the same time, the animals are considered to be very active and lively. They love to romp and play for their lives.

These intelligent dogs also have a quick grasp of things. They are well suited to learning tricks and stunts. In general, the dogs want to be challenged and demand to be kept busy by their owner without being pushy.

Although the animals are very active, they don't mind a quiet afternoon either. The most important thing for the dogs is to be close to their humans. Cavapoos are very cuddly and need lots of attention and extensive stroking.

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With supervision

The right food

Feeding small dogs is simple and uncomplicated. Balanced and nutritious meals form the basis for a healthy diet for your pet.

The daily amount of food should be adapted to the dog's age, urge to exercise and weight. Occasionally treats and small snacks can be added. Chewing bones are suitable as a special reward or activity.

Cavapoos do not generally tend to be overweight. Nevertheless, attention should be paid to this, as being overweight can severely affect the dogs. These sweet dogs usually live closely with their owners and very quickly get used to begging at the table. This should be prevented right from the start. Once begging is tolerated, it is difficult to break the habit again. Instead, the dogs should be given their own place to eat.

Cavapoos are generally very vital and fit. They are considered a healthy dog breed and very rarely fall ill. The dogs are not prone to allergies or other illnesses. There are also no known diseases typical of the breed.

Health & Care

In general, the Cavapoo is one of the low-maintenance dog breeds. Of course, these four-legged friends need a lot of attention and sufficient exercise. However, they can also keep themselves busy.

In order to encourage the dog in a species-appropriate way, it can be useful to do dog sports with him. Cavapoos are real bundles of energy. Even if they look like supposed lap dogs, they have a pronounced urge to move. This can be lived out in dog sports. Here, the animals often achieve great performances and great successes.

Grooming dogs is somewhat more demanding. The silky, shiny coat must be brushed regularly and carefully. This prevents matting and dirt accumulation.

The animals' ears are particularly sensitive. Special sensitivity is required here. However, extensive grooming is always worthwhile. The fur of these four-legged friends is exceptionally soft and beautiful. Cavapoos also shed little to no hair. This is why these dogs are particularly suitable for allergy sufferers.

Training the Cavapoo is also not particularly difficult. The small dogs are quite easy to train and are happy to follow their owner's lead. Extensive experience in handling and training dogs is not required. It is generally advisable to start training them when they are puppies.

Once a relationship of trust has been built up between humans and animals, the rest almost takes care of itself. With patience, loving care and gentle consistency, the foundations have already been laid for effective training.

The Cavapoo is a balanced and pleasant dog. This is why it is so well suited as a companion dog. The animals know how to behave, hardly bark and do not attract negative attention.

With good training, the animals can be taken anywhere without any problems. These pretty animals cut a fine figure when traveling as well as in restaurants and pubs.

Suitable accessories

These small dogs make no special demands on their living space. They can be kept indoors without any problems. The Cavapoo feels at home both in the countryside and in the city.

A close bond with his family is important to him. He should definitely be kept indoors and accepted as a real member of the family. Keeping him in a kennel would break his heart.

Even if the pretty dogs are allowed to sleep in bed in many households, having their own place to retreat to is extremely important. Dog beds or baskets are suitable for this. These should be placed in such a way that the dogs can rest and are not constantly disturbed.

Nevertheless, the four-legged friends want to keep an eye on their surroundings. This should be taken into account when positioning the bed. Otherwise the dog will probably choose its own place to sleep.

The Cavapoo is considered to be very playful and active. It is therefore essential to purchase some dog toys. Basically, the animals are happy with any kind of activity. Retrieving and ball games are just as suitable as games of skill. These can sharpen the dog's intelligence.

Basic equipment such as a lead, collar or harness, food and water bowl, transport box, comb and brush should of course not be missing.

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Origin & History

The Cavapoo is still a relatively young breed of dog. It is also known as the Cavoodle. The development of this special dog breed only began in Australia in the 1990s.

At that time, dog breeders began to consciously cross Poodles with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for the first time. The resulting Cavapoos had many positive characteristics and an incredibly cute appearance right from the start. No wonder they quickly became very popular.

Cavapoos are designer dogs due to their mixture of two completely independent dog breeds. One of the reasons they are referred to as such is because they create a completely unique breed from two different breeds.

Since then, the Cavapoo has become one of Australia's most popular dog breeds. They can be found on almost every corner. In the USA, too, there are more and more breeders and lovers of this breed, which is spreading rapidly.

So far, various breeding associations have refused to recognize the Cavapoo as an independent dog breed. Nevertheless, there are various breeding associations that are trying to establish a breed standard for these cute little animals.

The Cavapoo is not yet very widespread in Germany. The animals are still largely unknown in this country. At present, this interesting and attractive crossbreed can only be found occasionally. However, this could change in the next few years.