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 Spaniel
The Cavalier King 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