A hybrid of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle, the Cavoodle is a small and gentle dog with a big personality. Their coat is usually thick and soft and can vary between curly, wavy and straight, depending on the traits they inherit from the pure breeds. As with all hybrids, the Cavoodle is exposed to less genetic diseases making them one of the healthiest dog breeds.
Personality: With a gentle and lively nature, the Cavoodle easily becomes a member of the family. The breed will alert their owners to visitors with a bark but they are not aggressive by nature. The Cavoodle is also a friendly and sociable dog, getting along with young children, other dogs and other animals.
A great dog for: The Cavoodle is a hypoallergenic dog, making them great for all dog owners, especially families with young children.
Favourite activities: An energetic dog, the breed can be trained to perform tricks and retrieve a ball. They enjoy walks and visits to dog parks where they can socialize. They also enjoy being included in family activities.
Backyard requirements: Small and gentle, the Cavoodle can adapt to living in small apartments, as long as they are treated to daily exercise.
Grooming: As a hybrid, the Cavoodle’s coat will vary from dog to dog, however grooming is always necessary. Although the breed’s coat does not shed, it needs to be combed or brushed regularly. Professional grooming is recommended every six to eight weeks to keep the coat trimmed and ears and eyes cleaned to avoid infection.