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Cavachon vs Labrador Retriever vs Maltipoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Cavachon vs Labrador Retriever vs Maltipoo" Compare Cavachon and Labrador Retriever. Which is better: Cavachon or Labrador Retriever or Maltipoo?
Name Cavachon Labrador Retriever Maltipoo
OriginsEngland Spain Belgium England Canada Germany France Italy
Group Designer Dogs Gun Dog Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank5591558
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Other Names Cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise Labrador, Lab Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Moodle, Malt-A-Poo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle, mPoo
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition Not recognized by any clubs. American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Continental Kennel Club
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
National Maltipoo Club
Maltipoo Club of America
Price 800-1000 $1000-$2000 $400-$2000

General Appearance - Cavachon vs Labrador Retriever vs Maltipoo

Size Small
Medium
Large Small
Medium
Weight Male: 15-35 pounds (7-16 kg), Female: 13-33 pounds (6-15 kg)
7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 25 pounds (11.5 kg), Female: 23 pounds (10.5 kg) Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg)
Height 12-13 inches (30-33 cm) Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Avg. Height 12.5 inches (31.5 cm) Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) 11.5 inches (27 cm)

Hair & Care - Cavachon vs Labrador Retriever vs Maltipoo

Coat Feathered
Curly
Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Fluffy
Soft
Wavy
Woolly
Colors Cream
White
Pied
Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Almost all colors
Apricot
Gold
White
Grey
Cream
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Cavachon requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Cavachons shed moderately.
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Cavachon vs Labrador Retriever vs Maltipoo

Temperament Happy
Easygoing
Smart
Eager
Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Active
Intelligent
Affectionate
Funny
Obedient
Companionable
Intelligent Rank
Smart: Cavachon's has great intelligence.
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Cavachons are quite easy to train.
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Maltipoos are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Cavachon is a playful breed.
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Cavachons don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Cavachons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cavachons need a lot of social interaction.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Maltipoos are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Cavachon barks occasionally.
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
High: The Maltipoo is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Cavachons are average watchdogs.
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Cavachons are not the best to protect their territory.
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Maltipoos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Cavachon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cavachons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cavachons tend to escape less than other breeds.
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Cavachons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Cavachons are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Maltipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Cavachons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Maltipoos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cavachons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Maltipoos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Cavachon vs Labrador Retriever vs Maltipoo

Stranger Friendly
Cavachons are very stranger friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cavachons are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cavachons are cat-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cavachons are very dog-friendly dogs.
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cavachon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cavachons are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cavachons are usually friendly towards other pets.
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cavachons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Labrador Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Maltipoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Cavachon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Maltipoo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Cavachon vs Labrador Retriever vs Maltipoo

Health Issues
Cavachons are commonly healthy dogs.
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Maltipoos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Mitral Valve Disease
Heart Murmurs
Syringomyelia
Atopic Dermatitis
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Patellar Luxation
Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
White Dog Shaker Syndrome
Epilepsy
Patellar Luxation
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Legg-perthes Disease
Life Expectancy 10-15 years 10-12 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Cavachons have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Cavachons have an average exercise need.
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Cavachons are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Cavachon has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cavachon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cavachon vs Labrador Retriever vs Maltipoo

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies 5-10 puppies 4-6 puppies

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