Cavapoo (also known as Cavadoodle or Cavoodle)
Mix: ½ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & ½ Poodle
Size: Up to 20 pounds, 11 – 15 inches tall
Coat: Coat is soft and can be wavy, or curly. Coat colors can range from solid black, gold, white, chestnut and white, or tri-colour (black, white and tan).
*Many people with allergies prefer Poodle mixes as their fur is more
hypoallergenic than most dogs (a characteristic inherited from the
Cavapoo (also known as Cavadoodle or Cavoodle)
A Cavapoo (also known as Cavadoodle or Cavoodle) is a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and, most often, the miniature sized Poodle. They are quite small weighing anywhere up to 20 pounds, and 12 – 14 inches tall. They are very intelligent and have the desire to please which makes them very easy to train. They are friendly with everyone, have a very laid-back personality, and are very gentle in nature. With their small compact bodies, round faces and long, floppy ears they appear puppy-like even into their adult years. They are well suited for homes with little or no yard as they do not possess an overabundance of energy where they will need a ton of exercise or space to run. However, as with all dogs, they still need the benefit of some exercise such as a short walk or play session to keep them healthy and fit. This dog is suited for just about anyone and will do well with either a single person or a family. Possessing a very laid-back personality and gentle nature makes them excellent with children. They love and crave affection and sometimes bond more strongly with one person in the family over the others. They have a lifespan of approximately 12 – 16 years.
When considering the nature of the Cavapoo you must consider the characteristics of both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle separately in order to determine the characteristics the Cavapoo may exhibit.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is bred as a companion dog and as such are extremely gentle which makes them a great dog to be around children. Aggressiveness is not a trait that runs in this breed and they tend to view everyone they meet as a friend. With this in mind, they also do not make good watch dogs. They get along very well with other dogs and are not timid of dogs well beyond their own size. They have a wonderful temperament and can be described as being happy, affectionate, playful, and curious. They are very eager to please and not considered stubborn which makes them an easy breed to train. They are cuddly and lovable and are quite content to cuddle up next to their owner or snuggle on a lap. They are chasers of moving objects so it is to an owners advantage to have a fenced yard or have their Cavalier leashed.
The Poodle comes in three different sizes, toy (10” and under, 6-9 1bs.), miniature (10-15”, 15-17 1bs.), and standard (over 15”, 45-70 1bs.). The Poodle has been cited as being the 2nd most intelligent breed of dog. Their exceptional intelligence, paired with the fact that they are generally very eager to please, empowers them to excel in obedience training. They learn quickly and will delight in showing off their new tricks. Poodles are generally very easy to housebreak. They are loyal and devoted companions, extremely people-oriented, and crave lots of love and attention. They are typically calm, good natured, with a sweet temperament, and the ability to bond with all members of their human family. The standard poodle, in particular, does extremely well in families with young children, while the toy and miniatures fair better with older children. Poodles do not do well in households where they will be left alone for long periods of time, left outside, or bound to one room of the house. Poodles have an extremely low-shedding, dense coat which is either curly or corded and should be groomed every 6 – 8 weeks to prevent mats and tangles. If you should so decide, their coat can also be kept short for low-maintenance. Poodles come in a variety of colors such as silver, cream, gray, blue, black, white, apricot, red, caf-au-lait, brown, and parti-colored. The Poodle is oftentimes referred to as the hypo-allergenic dog. But, while there truly is no such thing as a completely hypo-allergenic dog, they are unquestionably more compatible with allergic persons than other breeds. Being classified as highly energetic, the poodle, like most dogs, will appreciate daily exercise, such as a walk, play session, or a run at the dog park.
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Photo submitted by: Fudge 2/25/12
This photo was taken on his first long walk, two weeks after his second injection. He was approximately 14 weeks old. At this stage he had been walking through the slushy snow for quite some time, and was ready for home!
Photo submitted 1/18/13
He is a really good natured – smart- sweet dog.
I have found him to be a bit stubbon.
Trainable- smart- but resistant to the command at times.
He knows what he is supposed to do and chooses not to at times.
Could not resist this sweet puppy.
Had to have him!
Photo submitted by: Lyndy 1/24/13
This is Xander our 10 week old Cavoodle.
He has a beautiful gentle nature .
He is also a quick learner.
Photo submitted by: Graham 3/16/13
Ollie at 14 weeks
Photo submitted by: Kim 3/22/13
This is Billie …she’s 4 months old
Photo submitted by: Hannah 3/25/13
This is Wispa! She’s a nine week old, reddish coloured Cavapoo. We brought her home two days ago and she’s already house trained, knows her name, knows sit and is perfectly settled in her new home.
Photo submitted by: Suzanne 4/10/13
Braxton is 11 months old and the joy of our family!
Photo submitted by: Lisa 7/29/13
Lennon is my son and his girlfriends new puppy, he is 9 weeks old and cute as a button!
Photo submitted by: Jo 8/24/13
This is our 12 week old Lewy! We love him more than the world- very cute breed – gorgeous boy!
Photo submitted by: Emma 9/8/13
This is Benson, he’s one now. Love him to pieces, very affectionate, and obedient most of the time. Very quick to learn, but also very strong willed. I have found him to jump up at lot, and gets cross if you try and take something off him, but leave it command and treat, he will drop immediately, would definitely recommend this than tug of war, as he has got aggressive if I tried this. Very energetic, definitively needs exercise every day, which has been good for me too. Would agree with chewing and digging, they don’t like to be left for long either, but sleeps in crate at night v well (much better than without the crate). Very loyal and intelligent dogs though. Would definitely recommend he’s great x
Photo Submitted by: Sam 9/13/13
Our beautiful girl Amber is 5 1/2 months. She is very respectful of our Westie Millie who is 14 years old. She can be very good and will come, sit, stay and leave. She can also be devilish and ignore me completely. Very very affectionate. Loves cuddles and follows me everywhere. She’s gorgeous!
Photo Submitted by: Claire 10/13/13
This is Charlie, a ruby Cavapoo, he is 12 weeks old, smart as a whip, we have had him 1 week and we have taught him, sit, & come and pee and poop outside….he is also crate trained…..he is mellow and sweet and is very happy to meet kids and other dogs, he is hands down the BEST dog we have ever had!!!
Photo Submitted by: Mary 10/14/13
We just picked up our Cavapoo’s on Friday, they are so sweet and so different. One so cavalier and one so poodle. Different parents. They love everybody! We are looking forward to a great future with our new pups.
Photo Submitted by: Steph 10/30/13
Charlie is 5 months old, and learning that as he grows, he can reach new heights He’s adorable, even when playing keep-away!
Photo Submitted by: Christine 11/2/13
This is our gorgeous little girl Minnie. She is just 11 weeks old. She is a little naughty but she is learning! We have only had her 1 week now. She has brought us so much joy!
Photo Submitted by: Daniel 11/12/13
JJ is one year old. JJ loves to swim, dig holes on the beach, paddle board, and lead other dogs in the dog run. JJ was a breeze to train, loves people and all animals alike, loves long drives in the car, and can run hours on end when set free in a controlled outdoor space. Best dog ever!
Photo Submitted: 11/14/13
This is Sadie and I’m told she’s a Cavapoo..She’s 8 weeks old and has taken over our hearts. There isnt a shoe in the house she aint beat up.
Photo Submitted: 11/17/13
This is Milo…. He’s an amazing puppy…! He was born on Sept.07, 2013… We’ve only had him 1 day and he already rules our household… He’s sooooo smart…! We are lucky to have him in our lives….. Yiippppeeee!!!
Thank you so much Lauren from Westport Puppies in Norwalk Ct. You’re are the best. Nea and Elaine
Photo Submitted by: Nikki 12/18/13
This is Bailey, our 12 week old Cavapoo, been with us a week and is just delightful, thrilled to bits with him.
Photo Submitted: 12/26/13
Freddie bear the cavalier King Charles spaniel miniature poodle cross
Photo Submitted by: Cynthia 1/18/14
Malachi -23 pounc of perfection. He loves catching balls in mid-air, and brings it back too. Has a great, silly sense of humor. Was trained extremely easily. Very obedient and eager to please. Hikes up mountains with me and my husband but avoids water. He is very affectionate and skeps at our feet in bed, never demanding. Would love to play ball or snuggle even more than to eat. The best dog ever!!
Photo Submitted by: John 2/25/14
Here is Tilly the Cavapoo at 10 weeks old
Photo Submitted by: John 2/25/14
Ellie our Cavapoo at 4 months old
Photo Submitted by: John 2/25/14
Mia at 4 months
Photo Submitted by: John 2/25/14
Here’s a pic of all 3 of our Cavapoo pups. Taken at 3 months old
Photo Submitted by: Milla 3/1/14
This is Barney, our Cavapoo (minature poodle not toy poodle) He’s 11 weeks old and we’ve had him for under a week! Barney’s a smart, loyal, friendly cute ball of fluff. He never barks during the day, he’s already learning tricks, he loves the dishwasher and feet and he’s getting good at using puppy training pads. I’m so grateful to have him and love him very very much!
photo Submitted by: Becca 3/6/14
I have a rescue dog, Max, who I believe is a cavapoo! He is the right size for one, and looks and acts just like them!
Photo Submitted by: Sharon 3/31/14
This is Somerset – our perfect puppy! He’s 13 weeks old here, and just gorgeous. We could not have picked a more perfect dog. He’s easy to train (loves to please, & loves treats!). Happy to be on his own for short periods, but really does love people. Follows us about everywhere!
Photo Submitted by: Jenn 5/3/14
This is Romeo my 3 month old cavapoo he’s very affectionate we just love him
Photo Submitted: 6/14/14
Brandi is the most adorable little girl. She is my little snugglebug. Loves everyone – has just passed her evaluation to be a therapy dog. So proud of her. She is only 19 months old. Totally recommend this breed to anyone looking for a loving pet.
Photo Submitted by: Ilsa 6/14/14
This is King Charles and he is the sweetest little pup-he is smart, playful and a protector.
Charlie is the perfect puppy we love our Cavapoo!
Photo Submitted by: Lynette 6/26/14
This is poppy, She is a year old. Beautiful temperament, very clever little dog! Knows, speak, beg, stand up, paw, high five, sit, spin, down, bang (acts dead) and roll over. Loves to meet all children, people and dogs! Couldnt see myself with her.
Photo Submitted by: Julie 7/15/14
My beautiful cavapoo Amber
Photo Submitted by: Carolyn 7/15/14
This is Jamie. He is 8 weeks old and we have had him 3 days. Very smart and loves to be cuddled. Crate trained and a joy.
Photo Submitted by: Allan 8/9/14
Here is my Cavapoo Amy. She is 3 years old
Photo Submitted by: Sarah 8/15/14
This is my love, Wickett. She will be 10 on 9/01/14 and I cannot say enough about the joy she has given me. Cavapoos are hands down the best dogs eva!
Photo Submitted by: Whitney 8/20/14
My baby girl, Bambi!
She is 4 years old and she lights up my world. She is a traveler, a hiker, and a professional snuggler! =)
Photo Submitted by: Jayne 9/24/14
my cavapoo gus at 13 weeks
Photo Submitted by: Claudia 9/28/14
This is Duncan my cavoodle he is 12 weeks old and I have a happy home with him he is great with kids and cats.
Photo Submitted by: Julie 9/30/14
Our cavapoo Hank at 1 year.
Photo Submitted by: Yvonne 10/6/14
This is Bailey she is 12 weeks old and would not be without her I love her to bits
And she loves everyone
Photo Submitted by: Steve 10/8/14
This is Bertie, our 8-week-old Cavapoo. We’ve had him for 4 days, and he’s settling in wonderfully. Feels a part of the family already, and we all adore him.
Photo Submitted by: Tom 10/16/14
This is Molly… 12 weeks old, a little shy, but lots of fun and the cutest face.
Photo Submitted by: Jan 11/1/14
This is Ruby! Our 8 week old cavapoo. We have had her a few days now and love her to bits!
Photo Submitted by: Anne 11/22/14
This is Clarke, such a handsome fellow
Photo Submitted by: Peg 12/23/14
This is Patches, he is 10 weeks old. We got him one and a half weeks ago. He cries all night and we are not getting any sleep. We have turned a radio on for him with no help. We are having some problems with him using the outdoors to go potty. He soils in his bed every night and I have to wash his cage and blanket every day. Last night he was sleeping next to me on the sofa and peed in his sleep. He is a lover but also very active, constantly running, chewing.
Photo Submitted by: Emily 12/26/14
My beautiful cavapoo, he’s 10 weeks old and has a huge personality already. He plays then naps, plays and naps, couldn’t of got a better, family, fun, cheeky and loyal dog, we’ve had him 2 days and couldnt imagine him not being here!
Photo Submitted by: Dawn 12/31/14
This is Roscoe, he’s 4 now and the lovebug in our family. While he’s very loving he can also be selfish with his toys and stubborn when he wants to be.
Photo Submitted by: Claudia 1/3/15
Mila at 2 months old.
Greeting from Chile
Photo Submitted by: Dagmar 1/7/15
We got our Cavapoo Trixie from our local animal shelter about a year ago; the vet estimated she was about a year old at the time. True to the breed she loves to be with people, eager to please, easily trained, and a true snuggle bug. Hard to believe someone abandoned her! She does not shed, needs a trip to the groomer every couple of months and fits in the sink for a quick bath between visits. Yup, a Cavapoo is an awesome choice you will never regret!