Cavador Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Cavador so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Cavador have?
CavadoorCavadore
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Cavador Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Cavador puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$500-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Cavador, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Cavador for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cavador gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Cavador?
Average: The Cavador is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Cavador Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Large Medium
Weight
How much does the Cavador weigh? Cavador weight:
20-50 pounds (9-23 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Cavador? Cavador average weight:
35 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the Cavador? Cavador height:
19-24 inches (48-61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cavador average height:
21.5 inches (54.5 cm)

Cavador Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Cavador have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseStraightShortMedium
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cavador's coat?
YellowBrownBlackRedGolden
Grooming
How to groom the Cavador and how often?
Easy to groom: The Cavador doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Cavador is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Cavador dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cavadoor?
Cavadors shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Cavador need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Cavador every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible. For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Cavador Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Cavador have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
FriendlyLovelyIntelligentSocialActive
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cavador? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Cavador's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Cavador dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cavadors are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Cavador is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cavador sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Cavadors don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
High: Cavadors are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cavadoor need? Cavador social needs:
Cavadors are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Cavador dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cavadoor bark?
Average: The Cavador barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Cavador good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Cavadors are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Cavador dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Cavadors are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Cavador bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cavadoor? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cavador? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Cavador has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Cavador has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Cavador bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Cavador, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cavador do?
Cavadors have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Cavadors need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cavador to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cavador roam?
Cavadors have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cavador have high prey drive?
Cavadors 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cavador good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Cavador indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Cavadors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Cavadors 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.

Cavador Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Cavador temperament with other people:
Cavadors are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cavador dogs get along with other pets? Are Cavador dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cavadors are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Cavador dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cavador temperament with children:
Cavadors are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cavador dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Cavadors are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Cavador good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cavador dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cavadors are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Cavador can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cavador breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Cavadors are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Cavadors good office dogs? Do Cavadors make good office friendly dogs? Can Cavadors be office dogs?
No
Cavador is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cavador dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cavadoor temperament with senior people? Are Cavador dogs good for elderly owners?
Cavadors are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Cavador Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Cavador dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Cavadors are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Cavador breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Cavador breed? Most common health risks of Cavador:
BloatHip DysplasiaProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Mitral Valve Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Cavador breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Cavador see the vet?
Rare
The Cavador should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Cavador dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cavador be? What is the age limit of the Cavador? How many years can the oldest Cavador live?
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Cavador: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Cavador breed hypoallergenic?
No
Cavadors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Cavador have? What is the activity level of the Cavador?
Cavadors have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Cavador dogs require per day?
Cavadors need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cavadors are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Cavador need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cavador risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavador's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Cavador's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Cavador has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Cavador drool?
The Cavador is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cavador could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Cavador. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Cavador As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cavador be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Cavador is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cavador be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Cavador be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Cavador is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cavador be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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. Cavador is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cavador be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Cavador is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cavador be a boat dog?

Yes

Cavador breed usually likes being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, as a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cavador be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Cavador is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Cavador dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Cavador Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Cavador: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Cavador have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-10 puppies

Cavador Recognition

AKC Group
Is Cavador recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Cavador recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Cavador breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Cavador Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Cavador's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Cavadors are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Cavador doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Cavador is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Cavador has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Cavadors have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Cavadors are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Cavadors are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Cavadors are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cavadors are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Cavador breed usually likes being on a boat.

    Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

    Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages.

Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Cavadors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Cavador's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Cavadors 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.
  • Office Friendly: Cavador is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Cavador History

The Cavador is a designer dog breed, which emerged approximately around the 1990s, in North America. The trend of developing new hybrid breeds, started around the middle of the 20th century, in North America and in Canada, crossing purebred dogs with each other, in order to create new designer breeds. These hybrid breeds instantly gained popularity, for the reason that they usually inherited the best and most desirable qualities and traits of each parent breed, while eliminating most of the hereditary health issues. Unfortunately, this popularity does not automatically mean that we know every detail about these breeds’ past, and about the reasons behind their initial creation.

The Cavador is the result of cross-breeding the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, with the Labrador Retriever. Even though the first official and planned mating happened during the late 1990s, it is imaginable that Labrador Retriever and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mixes were in existence long before that, thanks to natural mating. Initially, breeders’ objective was to eliminate the Labrador Retriever’s hereditary health problems, while focusing on both of the parent breed’s best behavioral traits and physical abilities. Nevertheless, due to the fact that most of the Cavador puppies are first-generation ones, meaning that their parents are both purebreds, they usually inherit some of the potential health risks. This poses a great uncertainty on the Cavador specimens’ life span and conditions, for the reason that these are serious health issues, such as heart diseases or hip dysplasia.

With the intention of having a better understanding of the Cavador’s past and heritage, we need to delve deep into its parent breeds’ histories. On the one hand, the Labrador Retriever finds its origins in Newfoundland, going back as far as the 18th century. Originally, the breed was called Saint John’s Water Dog, and the breeds’ purpose was to help fishermen with moving the giant and heavy nets and to control the vermin population at the bay. Later, the breed derived its name after the Labrador Sea nearby, where the breeding’s last stage took place, where the Labrador Retriever was refined. During the early 1820s, the breed was brought to England and was further developed to be exceptionally talented hunting companions at retrieving wounded or captured prey. Unfortunately, the breed got to the brink of extinction in the early 20th century. In spite of this, during the 1920s, the Labrador Retriever got to the United States of America, where it became an instant hit. Nowadays, the breed is one of the most popular breeds in the entire world, moreover, most of the major kennel clubs and organizations accepted it. This also applies to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, because they are also an older breed, with extensive history, and multiple recognition from the kennel clubs. On the other hand, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel comes from a more elegant and royal background, during the 17th century, King Charles I of Britain was among its first owners, hence the name of the breed. Queen Victoria also owned a spaniel, however developed a slightly different type, which is now known as the English Toy Spaniel in America, and King Charles Spaniel in the United Kingdom.

The Cavador, being the combination of two great and popular breeds, is considered to be a relatively popular designer breed in the United States. The dogs are thought to be excellent family companions with their intelligence and even-tempered nature.

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