Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cross Poodle
Coat - wavy, silky
Color - light gold, gold, dark gold, ruby, black, black and tan and sable
Lifespan - 13-15 years
Weight - 5-12kg
Height - 25- 38cm
Shedding - low to none
Temperament - affectionate, loving, happy, loyal, playful
The Cavoodle is a cross between the Toy or Miniature Poodle, and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Cavoodle has been bred to get along well with all types of human families; from the elderly to families with small children. It has a brown, blonde, white, black, gold and tawny hypoallergenic coat, round face, and long ears. There is some variation within the breed. Some puppies will lean more towards a Poodle-like appearance while others will favour the Cavalier in features. Colours are wide-ranging, including solid black,solid white, chestnut and white (Blenheim), white and tan (tri-colour), or gold all over.
Cavoodles are friendly, loving, caring and affectionate dogs. They are quite playful and social. They are harmless, however, care must be taken so that, children treat them with respect, and they are supervised by the elders, while playing around with them. Cavoodles are not kennel dogs. They would rather prefer to spend time with their master and family, and even cuddling up on the couch.
Cavoodles usually do not shed and are often tolerated by allergic people. Their coats do take a great deal of care though, generally requiring professional grooming, as well as regular combing and brushing at home. The cavoodle should be taken to a groomer about every six weeks for a clip of your choice. The cavoodles ears need frequent cleaning or they may become infected and, daily teeth brushing is recommended or tartar will build up rapidly and lead to gingivitis. The eyes should be cleaned daily to prevent a build-up eye discharge and tear staining.
Activity level and grooming
Cavoodles require only moderate exercise, making them suitable for a wide variety of owners. One short walk outside per day is all that is required to keep the breed healthy. In terms of grooming, they are considered a low-maintenance breed. If an owner prefers a longer coat, then a weekly brushing may be required to keep the coat healthy and shiny. Without regular brushing, their hair can get knotted
Due to their intelligence and vigilance, Cavoodles can pick up tricks, can easily understand what is asked of them, and are eager to please their owners. So it is recommended to interact with them in a well-varied and gentle approach.
Praise your puppy every time he/she does something good or learns something successfully.
Choose a particular phrase for the respective action you want your puppy to do, like ‘go to the loo Bella’, ‘have your lunch Bella’, ‘bring me the newspaper Bella etc. Repeat this every time you want the work to be done, and very soon, your pup will connect those words with the action you want it to do, and it will carry it on successfully.
Health and lifespan
The Cavoodle has a typical lifespan of around 13–15 years. Both the Cavalier and Poodle breeds are susceptible to a variety of health problems but due to hybrid vigor the Cavoodle is somewhat less likely to develop the health issues associated with either breed. Either a toy poodle or a miniature poodle may be used for breeding purposes, however it is believed that using a miniature poodle is superior due to the health issues associated with the toy. Modern K9 Breeders attempt to breed out known genetic complications such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy using DNA testing. Other conditions that may arise in Cavoodles include congenital heart problems and slipping kneecaps.
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