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An Overview of Cavapoos

An Overview of Cavapoos - May 2024 - Two Tails Pet Company

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Over the past few decades, the fascination with "designer dogs" has soared. These are the result of intentionally cross-breeding two or more purebred dogs to create a new breed that possesses the traits of both parents. One popular cross-breeding choice is the poodle, which imparts its temperament, intelligence, and attractive curly coat. The hybrid dog market is now flooded with various "poos" and "doodles", such as maltipoos, goldendoodles, labradoodles, cockapoos, schnoodles, and our focus today: the cavapoo, a blend of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a miniature poodle. Join us as we explore this charming and lovable designer breed!

An Overview of Cavapoos


Origin 

Cavapoos were first deliberately bred in Australia just before the new millennium. The goal was to combine the intelligence and allergy-friendly coat of a poodle with the gentle temperament of a King Charles Spaniel. The result is a loving and calm dog that seems to have stepped right out of a toy store. Read on to learn more about this beautiful breed.


Size

Cavapoos' sizes can vary considerably, but they generally fall into the "small" or "medium" dog categories. This makes them perfect for cuddling on the couch, as they don't require too much space to be comfortable but aren't so tiny that you might accidentally step on them. They usually weigh between 10 and 25 pounds.


Coat

Cavapoos aren't hypoallergenic, as the concept of a hypoallergenic dog is a myth. However, their curly coats can help reduce allergy risk since they shed minimally. Their coats come in a variety of curl patterns and textures, from loose waves to tight, wool-like curls similar to a standard poodle.

Cavapoos can be found in various colors such as cream, golden, caramel, black and tan, and brown. The most iconic color is the cherry golden shade sported by many cavapoos.


Hygiene and Exercise

 

Cavapoos, like all dogs, need regular exercise, mental stimulation, and grooming. Short walks twice a day, occasional park visits, or backyard playtime can help keep your cavapoo active and healthy. Daily tooth brushing, nail clipping, and coat brushing are essential for maintaining their well-being. If you're uncertain about grooming requirements, consult a professional groomer in your area for advice.

Cavapoos, like any pure or designer breed, can be prone to specific health issues (such as congenital eye disease) and may occasionally require veterinary care. Ensure you can afford any necessary treatments before adopting a cavapoo.


Temperament

Cavapoos are simply adorable! They are gentle yet playful, empathetic, and affectionate dogs. Highly intelligent and trainable, they love forming bonds with their humans. Remember that each dog, like people, has its unique personality. Learn to respect your dog's moods, needs, and habits to build a loving relationship based on mutual trust and respect.


Conclusion

Cavapoos are a fantastic mixed breed! If you can provide adequate care, they make an excellent option for those seeking a loving furry companion. Good luck in your search for a new friend!

 



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