You may be thinking, what exactly is the Cavapoo breed? Perhaps you came across this breed when searching for a new puppy to introduce to your home or perhaps you saw something about them on the internet and are curious.

Well, I have good news! Today we will be going over what the Cavapoo breed is exactly. As well as what this mixed breed popularity is all about!

Poodle mixes seem to be all the rage nowadays, and it’s important to know the ins and outs of each breed before picking one to bring into your home! Today you’re going to learn about the wonderful breed of Cavapoos!

A Cavapoo is a crossbreed dog between both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle. This breed comes with tons of amazing characteristics from both the Poodle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are typically seen as friendly, outgoing, and have a good reputation as family pets.

Why were they originally bred?

This breed of dog seems to have been bred specifically for being the perfect pet! As their temperament together was perfect! The end goal of mixing these two breeds is for the best of both breeds in one. That being the intelligence of a poodle and the friendly, almost puppy-like personality of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

History of the Cavapoo:

Cavapoos were bred by designer breeders officially in Australia in the late 1990s. Although, it is important to note that this breed did exist beforehand just not officially or intentionally until the 1990s in Australia. Overall, this was done and still done for the outcome in temperament and intelligence when the two breeds are mixed together. In the end, they make them the perfect desirable dog breed.

How Much do Cavapoo’s cost?

This breed of dog seems to have quite a range of prices that range from breeder to breeder. However, the most common price they seem to be available for is anywhere from

$1,000 to $5,000. However, it’s important to know any puppy costing only $1,000 is likely not being raised the way a puppy should be. Proper breeding costs a lot of time and money. Puppies require a lot of socialization their first 3 months of life and a breeder simply can’t afford the time if they’re only making $1,000 a puppy.

Cavapoo Appearance:

Cavapoo Puppy Cavapoos usually have a short-medium length coat. The texture of their hair is typically curly or wavy, and they come in a range of colors.

What colors are Cavapoo’s found in?

Cavapoo’s are found in a very large variety of colors. However, some are more common than others. They can range from anything from black, white, tan, brown, cream, fawn, chocolate, gold, chestnut, red, and ruby as well as having a tri-color variety.  Tri-color cavapoos are rare and the only coloring they are available in is black with white and tan patches.

It seems the most commonly desired colors in Cavapoo’s would be Red, Ruby, and Chestnut. However, the most common Cavapoo color is black as it is the most common and easy to achieve outcome in this breed.

What do Cavapoo’s look like?

Cavapoo’s appearance depends. Sometimes they can appear more poodle-like, and sometimes they may look more like a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They may even look like a perfect mix of the two. Either way, expect them to be curly or wavy-haired, as this is a common trait in the two breeds, other than that their looks will slightly vary from puppy to puppy.

How big will my Cavapoo get?

The size of your Cavapoo will vary depending on the size of its parents. Since there are a variety of poodle breed sizes, ranging anywhere from toy to standard, you can expect your Cavapoo to weigh anywhere from Nine to Twenty-five pounds. However, your pup may even be bigger or smaller depending on the parent’s genetics. The best way to estimate the final size and weight of your Cavapoo is to check out your local breeder’s breeding pair and go from there.

Where can I find a Cavapoo puppy?

The best place to look for a Cavapoo puppy would be local Cavapoo breeders. If you aren’t sure if there are any near you, do some research online. This way you’ll be able to find the best breeder near you within your budget. You can also check websites that have “reputable breeder” directories. As most of the time, they will be listed state to state. If you still cannot find a breeder near you, check neighboring cities and states to see if there are any in your surrounding areas as this is the next best thing. This is overall the best way to find a Cavapoo puppy that is sure to be healthy as you are buying from a reputable breeder.


Cavapoo Health information:

Important Lifespan, care, and temperament information are listed below.

Common Health Issues seen in Aging or Unhealthy Cavapoo’s:

  •          Cataracts
  •          Entropion
  •          Patellar Luxation
  •          Mitral Valve Disease

It is important to continue routine veterinary care as your Cavapoo ages to help keep your dog’s risk for these conditions lower. Please note, Routine Veterinary care is necessary for helping catch the signs of these disorders early to ensure you are capable of treating them on time before health conditions worsen. That said, even though these health issues are common does not mean your dog will necessarily develop one of these issues. Although, it is crucial to note that some dogs are prone to these issues due to genetics.

How long do Cavapoo’s live?

Cavapoos typically live anywhere from 10-15 years based on their genetics. That said, their lifespan can vary. As the oldest Cavapoo ever lived to over Twenty years old. As long as you properly care for your Cavapoo they will be sure to live to their full potential. Therefore, there is no need to worry about the lifespan of your puppy.


Are Cavapoo’s Aggressive?

The temperament of the Cavapoo is not aggressive. They are known for being patient, intelligent, and friendly. Therefore, no Cavapoos are not usually aggressive dogs. They often make great family pets and get along well with other animals.


What care do Cavapoo’s require?

Cavapoos do not require much-specialized care. They are relatively simple to have as pets. However, there are a few key things to note.

Exercise Requirements:

Cavapoos don’t require extensive outdoor and exercise activity. However, they do need regular walks and some time outdoors to maintain a healthy physique. However, they aren’t much different than your more common dog breeds health requirements as they are not naturally super active.

Are They Easy to train?

Yes, due to the intelligence they gain from their poodle half, they are typically easier to train than your average dog. With repetition and praise they are bound to learn easy and fast and may even seem to enjoy it! Therefore, rather than just potty training, you could also teach them other fun commands such as sit, stay, rolling over and more!

Diet Requirements:

Since Cavapoos are on the slightly energetic side, it is crucial to feed them a high-quality food. High-quality kibble or canned food is the way to move forward to keep your puppy healthy. Consult your breeder or veterinarian for the best food recommended to feed your puppy! This way your puppy receives food tailored just for them and their digestion.

Grooming Needs:

Typically, it is recommended to regularly take your Cavapoo to the groomer due to their curly and complicated coat type. Helping keep them from matting and getting unnecessary knots in their hair. Regular brushing between monthly grooming appointments is also required to keep knots as minimum as possible.

Final thoughts:

The Cavapoo breed is a great breed to adopt, as they have so many characteristics that make them extremely desirable! The following list being a summary of reasons one would choose to adopt a Cavapoo puppy.

They make the perfect family pet.

Well to summarize they are hypoallergenic, friendly, have a great background in temperament and were bred specifically for the fact that they wanted a nice and well behaved yet intelligent breed of dog which in turn created the perfect family and household pet.

They’re relatively affordable

They range from $1,000 to $5,000 which is cheaper than some extremely popular poodle and poodle mix breeds.

Little to no Major Health Concerns:

As we went over, the common health concerns for this breed are far too few, and they also are not super deadly or cause for concern. As most of the health concerns listed would be mostly due to old age.

Overall Care Requirements are simple:

Cavapoo’s don’t have many care requirements other than minimal exercise as well as regular grooming. Other than that, they are super easy and have the basic requirements like every other dog breed out there.

They have a relatively long-Life Span:

They can live anywhere from 10-15 years in age so you are sure to have a long-time buddy when you adopt yourself a Cavapoo!

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