Characteristics of a Cavapoo

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The Cavapoo, also affectionately known as the, Cavadoodle or Cavoodle is among one of the first designer dog breeds developed here in the United States during the 1950s. A cross between the Cavalier Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle, the Cavapoo was bred for companionship and its low-shedding coat, which makes them a perfect option for allergy sufferers.

The Cavapoo has “teddy bear” qualities, with their sweet little round faces, big bright brown eyes and fluffy and soft coats. Depending on their genes they can take on more of their Poodle parent or more of their Spaniel parent. Either way, their “puppy” like looks carry with them into adulthood… and what can be cuter than that! Cavapoo size ranges based on the size of their Poodle parent and can range in the height of 9 to 14 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 12 to 25 lbs. full grown.

A perfect companion for any single person or family, the Cavapoo is full of love, affection and energy. Their high intelligence inherited by both parent breeds, make this dog very trainable and eager to please. They are social by nature and love to get out and explore while meeting new people and new dogs. They can become very attached to their families and so they shouldn’t be left alone for long periods of time or they can become stressed or anxious, which may lead to destructive behaviors or patterns.

Though they are not known barkers, they are excellent watch dogs as they will alert their humans if any strangers are approaching or if anything seems amiss. They are highly adaptable dogs, though they thrive much better when they have plenty of room to romp around. A home with a fenced in yard is ideal for this lively pup or a close walk to the local dog park. Daily exercise and play is very important for this breed as they have lots of energy to burn and need the activity to remain fit and healthy. At the end of the day, this little love will be happy to curl up on the couch or in your favorite chair right alongside of you.

Because they are a mixed breed, the Cavapoo is not recognized by the American Kennerl Club (AKC), however this breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA), International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) and Designer Breed Registry (DBR).

To find out more on the Cavapoo and its parent breeds and to learn how you can bring home one of these little cuties of your very own, please visit: and speak with one of our caring puppy agents today.

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