The Cavapoo - also called Capoodle - is a particularly interesting dog breed. It is a so-called hybrid dog breed. Like most of its kind, it is not recognized by the FCI. The cute dogs come from a cross between a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This is also the origin of the breed's name. The Cavapoo first originated in Australia. The animals are extremely popular family and companion dogs. They are suitable for everyone and can enrich the dull everyday life immensely.
The Cavapoo is one of the small to medium dog breeds and is generally considered to be Companion dog. An adult animal reaches an average height of about 30 to 35 cm. The weight of the fluffy four-legged friends is in proportion to their size. As a rule, the dogs weigh about 5 to 7 kg. Female dogs are often a little more petite compared to their male counterparts and therefore also lighter.
The Cavapoo has a robust and compact physique. The appearance of the dogs is basically very cute to look at. However, it may have quite different markings due to the crossing of two breeds.
The special features of the animals are considered to be their pretty face and the large, dark beady eyes. 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 of the dogs is also covered with fluffy fur.
The coat of the Cavapoo is probably its greatest visual feature. It is strongly wavy to almost curly and incredibly soft. The coat colors can vary greatly. Both dark and light colorations are possible. In addition, the coat of the Cavapoo can have spots or shades.
The occurrence of multiple shades is thus not uncommon. Particularly common color combinations here are tan, ruby and tri-color. Plain monochrome shades of black, gray, red, beige and white are also possible.
The color of the coat is usually based on the more dominant dog breed in terms of crossbreeding. This can be completely different for each animal. Even puppies from one litter can have very different characteristics. This is what makes the breed so interesting.
The life expectancy of the Cavapoo is surprisingly high. It averages 14 to 18 years. This is not least due to the vitality and low susceptibility to diseases and breeding-related genetic defects.
The Cavapoo has made a name for itself in the USA and Australia as a social and companion dog. This is due first and foremost to its lovely and uncomplicated Essence. The Cavapoo is a open minded and bright Dog. He is sociable and does not show aggressive behavior at all. He is open and friendly towards people and animals. Both with other dogs and with other pets, the Cavapoo gets along very well.
These sweet dogs are ideal as family dogs and get along wonderfully with children. Here they can become great comrades of the children because of their pronounced play instinct. The dogs want to be firmly integrated into the family and belong completely at any price.
The Cavapoo is a loyal soul. He builds a close bond with his master and his family and because of this he can seem almost affectionate. 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 upset and offend the cute little animals.
The lovable four-legged friends are also very vigilant and would do anything to protect their families. Despite their size they are said to Courage and Bravery after. At the same time the animals are considered extremely active and lively. They love to romp and play for their lives.
The smart dogs also possess a quick thinking. They are good for learning tricks and tricks. In general, the dogs want to be challenged and demand employment by their owner without becoming pushy.
Although the animals like to move, they also have no objection to a quiet afternoon now and then. The most important thing for the dogs is that they can be near their loved ones. Cavapoos are very cuddly and need a lot of attention and extensive petting.
The right food
The diet of small dogs is uncomplicated and simple. Balanced and nutritious meals form the basis of a healthy diet for the animals.
The daily amounts of food should be adjusted to the age, the urge to move and the weight of the dogs. Treats and small snacks can be added from time to time. As a special reward or occupation chewing bones are ideal.
In general, Cavapoos do not tend to be overweight. Nevertheless, attention should be paid to this, as potential overweight can severely affect the dogs. The sweet dogs usually live closely with their owners and very quickly get used to begging at the table. This should definitely be discouraged from the beginning. If begging is tolerated once, it is difficult to break the habit again. Instead, the dogs should be given their own place to eat.
Cavapoos are basically very vital and fit. They are considered a healthy dog breed and very rarely get sick. The dogs are not prone to any allergies or ailments. There are also no known diseases typical of the breed.
In general, the Cavapoo is one of the easy-care dog breeds. Of course, the four-legged friends need a lot of attention and sufficient exercise. However, they can also occupy themselves well once.
In order to promote the dog species-appropriate, it can be useful, Dog sports to operate with him. Cavapoos are real bundles of energy. Even though they look like supposed lapdogs, the dogs have a pronounced urge to move. This can be satisfied in dog sports. Here the animals often achieve great results and great success.
Only the grooming of the dogs is a little more demanding. In any case, the silky shiny coat must be regularly and carefully brushed. This is to prevent tangles and accumulation of dirt.
In particular the ears of the animals are extremely sensitive. Special sensitivity is required here. However, the extensive fur care is worth it all the time. The fur of the four-legged friends is exceptionally soft and beautiful. Cavapoos also shed very little to no hair. For this reason the dogs are also suitable for Allergy sufferers particularly well.
Also, the upbringing of the cavapoo does not pose any particular difficulties. The small dogs can be trained quite well and gladly accept the guidance of their owners. A sound experience in dealing with dogs and their education is not required here. Basically, it is advisable to start the education already at the puppy age.
Once a relationship of trust has been established between man and animal, the rest almost goes by itself. By means of patience, loving affection and gentle consistency, the course for a functioning education is already set.
The Cavapoo is a balanced and pleasant dog. For this reason it is so suitable as a companion. The animals know how to behave, hardly bark and do not attract negative attention.
With good education, the animals can easily be taken anywhere. Both on trips and in restaurants or pubs, the pretty animals make a good figure.
The small dogs do not make any special demands on their living space. They can be kept in an apartment without any problems. The Cavapoo feels very comfortable both in the countryside and in a city.
The close bond with his family is important to him. The animals should absolutely be kept in the house and accepted as a real member of the family. A kennel attitude would break the dog's heart.
Even though the pretty dogs are allowed to sleep in the bed in many households, a own place of retreat enormously important. Suitable for this purpose Dog beds or Baskets excellent. These should be positioned so that the dogs can come to 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 in the placement. Otherwise, the dog will probably choose its own sleeping place.
The Cavapoo is considered to be extremely playful and active. Therefore something should definitely Dog toys be acquired. The animals are basically any kind of employment right. Retrieval- and Ball games are just as suitable as Games of skill. These can sharpen the mind of the dogs.
The basic equipment such as leash, collar or harness, food and water bowl, transport box should not be missing, of course.
Origin & History
The Cavapoo is still quite a young breed of dog. It is also often known as Cavoodle. The emergence of this particular breed of dogs began only in the 1990s in Australia.
At that time, dog breeders first started deliberately, Poodle with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels to cross. From the beginning, the resulting Cavapoos possessed many positive characteristics and an incredibly cute appearance. So it is obvious that they quickly enjoyed great popularity.
Due to their mixture of two quite distinct dog breeds, Cavapoos are among the most Designer dogs. These are called, among other things, because they create a very unique species from two different breeds.
Since then, the Cavapoo has become one of Australia's most popular dog breeds. It can be found almost on every corner. Also in the USA find more and more breeders and lovers of this breed, which is spreading rapidly.
So far, various breeding associations refuse to recognize the Cavapoo as a separate dog species. Nevertheless, there are various breeding clubs that are trying to set a breed standard for the cute little animals.
In Germany, the Cavapoo is not yet very widespread. The animals are still largely unknown in this country. Currently, the interesting and appealing cross is found only sporadically. However, this could change in the coming years.