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Cavapoo vs Goldendoodle vs Labradoodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Cavapoo Goldendoodle Labradoodle
OriginsAustralia United States Canada Australia
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank555447556
Reviews411
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Other Names Cavoodle Curly Golden, Curly Retriever, Goldenpoo Labrador Retriever + Poodle
Breed Type Cross Breed Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. International Designer Canine Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry Australian Labradoodle Association International Australian Labradoodle Association
Price $1200-$1800 600-800 $1000-$2000

General Appearance - Cavapoo vs Goldendoodle vs Labradoodle

Size Small Medium Large Large
Weight 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg) Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg) 50-64 pounds (22-34 kg)
Avg. Weight 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg) Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg) 57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height 11-18 inches (28-45 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm) Male: 22 - 24 inches (50 – 60 cm), Female: 20 - 22 inches (50 - 55 cm)
Avg. Height 14.5 inches (36.5 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm) Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Cavapoo vs Goldendoodle vs Labradoodle

Coat Curly Wavy Straight Curly Wavy Smooth Straight Fine Variety of coat types
Colors Black White Chestnut Tricolor Apricot Cream Sable Red sable Phantom Black Gray White Brown Red Yellow Gold Apricot Caramel Chalky white Black Café Cream Silver Chocolate Parchment Blue They can also have parti-colored coats, which consist of brindles, phantom, patched, or sable colors.
Grooming
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Labradoodle requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Cavapoos shed moderately.
Goldendoodles shed moderately.
Labradoodles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Cavapoo vs Goldendoodle vs Labradoodle

Temperament Gentle Loving Intelligent Energetic Intelligent Friendly Trainable Affectionate Intelligent Alert
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Average: Goldendoodle's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Labradoodle's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
Labradoodles are easy to train.
Playfulness
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
The Labradoodle is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Labradoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
Labradoodles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
Average: The Labradoodle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
Labradoodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
Labradoodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Cavapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Goldendoodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Labradoodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Labradoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Cavapoos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Goldendoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Labradoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Goldendoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Labradoodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Cavapoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Labradoodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 - Cavapoo vs Goldendoodle vs Labradoodle

Stranger Friendly
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Labradoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Labradoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Labradoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Labradoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Cavapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Goldendoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Labradoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Yes
Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Goldendoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Labradoodle breed usually likes 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 - Cavapoo vs Goldendoodle vs Labradoodle

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Labradoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Hip Dysplasia Patellar Luxation Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Von Willebrand's Disease Ear Infections Hip Dysplasia Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Allergies Canine Diabetes Mellitus Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Hypothyroidism
Life Expectancy 10-15 years 10-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Labradoodles are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Labradoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Goldendoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Labradoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Labradoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Labradoodle is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Cavapoo vs Goldendoodle vs Labradoodle

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 2-8 puppies 4-8 puppies 4-10 puppies

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