Over recent years, Cavapoos have fast become one of the most popular crossbreeds to appear on the scene. A cross between a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cavapoos have a lot going for them. Not only are they lovely looking but they boast charming, loyal and fun-loving natures too. If you are considering sharing a home with a Cavapoo and would like to know more about them, the frequently asked questions below could help you make up your mind.
Being one of the most popular hybrid dog breedsin the UK, Cavapoos can command a lot of money, and according to our Pets4Homes statistics, the avergage price for a Cavapoo puppy for sale is currently £958. They have become a firm favourite whether kept as a family pet and companion because they boast such kind, affectionate and playful natures. They are great around children and other pets, loving nothing more than to be involved in everything that goes on around them.
Sadly, Cavapoos can suffer from quite a few health concerns which includes congenital heart defects and eye problems because both parent breeds are known to suffer from them. With this said, because Cavapoos are a crossbreed, they are less likely to develop any of the health disorders that affect their parents thanks to the fact they have a larger gene pool to fall back on.
Cavapoos can stand at anything between 33 cm and 45 cm at the withers and they can weigh in at between 5 kg to 10 kg depending on which of their parent breeds they throw to. Cavapoos like their food and some dogs have a tendency to put on weight which can negatively impact a dog’s lifespan. Obesity and carrying too much weight puts a lot of pressure on a dog’s heart and could shorten their lives by several years.
No breed is truly hypoallergenic because all dogs shed dander which is what can trigger an allergic reaction in people. Dander is dead skin that is constantly being shed by dogs (and people). However, because Cavapoos have Poodle in them, they do shed less and therefore are sometimes considered a better choice for people who do suffer from allergies. With this said, it’s always best to spend some time around a Cavapoo before deciding to share a home with one of these charming dogs just to make sure.
Cavapoos enjoy a long lifespan which can be anything from 13 to 15 years when well cared for and fed a diet to suit the different stages of their lives. With this said, it’s really important to keep an eye on a Cavapoos weight and to up their exercise and/or reduce the amount they are fed every day because carrying too many pounds can lead to obesity and this can shorten a dog’s life by up to several years.
Cavapoos and Cavoodles are the same crossbreeds. They are also often referred to as Cavoos. They are a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle which is why they are known by all three names.
F1 Cavapoos are the result of breeding a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle. When 2 Cavapoos are bred together, they are referred to a F2. When an F2 Cavapoo is bred to another F2 Cavapoo, they are known as F3. However, if an F1 Cavapoo is bred to either a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or a Poodle, they are referred as being F1B.
Cavapoos make wonderful family pets because they are so tolerant and good around children. They are also very playful and fun-loving by nature which means they enjoy playing lots of interactive games with their families and especially the kids. If there is no one to play with them, a Cavapoo will find ways to keep themselves entertained which can lead to them being destructive around the home.