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Cavapoo Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Other Names
What other names does the Cavapoo have? The dog breed also known as...
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Cavapoo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Cavapoo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Cavapoo breed?
American Canine Hybrid ClubDesigner Breed RegistryDesigner Dogs Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.International Designer Canine Registry
How much does the Cavapoo 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? Cavapoo price:
If you choose to purchase the Cavapoo, 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 Cavapoo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Cavapoo gets to a happy place.

Cavapoo History

History of designed cross-breeds

Designed crossed-breed have only rea dogs really become more popular in the last two decades, and their names usually sound strange and cute like Chiweenie, Cavapoo, or Yorkipoo. Although these names may sound silly they actually make sense, usually, they allude to the breeds they are designed from.

History of Cavapoo dog breed

Cavapoo is a mix of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Poodles. It has may naturally exist before, but they have been first bred in the 1950s but became popular and become intensively bred by designer breeders in the last two decades. Now it is more popular in Australia and the UK. Breeders wanted to mix the outgoing and calmer nature of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the intelligence and the non-shedding hypoallergenic coat of a Poodle.

Poodles were originally bred to hunt waterfowl, they are outstandingly intelligent. Its history is probably going back to ancient times, Roman and Egyptian statues and drawings are showing figures, similar to modern time Poodles. In the 1400s breeders in France started to produce smaller versions of the Poodle, first the Miniature, then the Toy Poodle. The Standard Poodle for duck hunting, the Miniature Poodle for sniffing out truffles in the woods, and the Toy Poodle was a companion to the nobility and wealthy families. Due to their ability to quick trick learning they were even used in circuses. They help the position of the most popular breed of America from the 1950s to the 1990s. (The American Kennel Club registered their first Poodle in 1886).

The Cavalier is a descendant of King Charles Spaniel. The Cavalier has definite royalty in its blood, having been loved and adored by both King Charles 1 and King Charles ll. It comes as no surprise that the Cavapoo has a royal slightly superior air to their character from their distinctive history. The appearance of the  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that we know today is the result of the hard work of Roswell Eldridge and breeders who continued his work. In the late 1600s, King Charles Spaniels were interbred with Pug dogs that resulted in a smaller dog with flatter noses, upturned faces, and bulging eyes. But Roswell Eldridge during a Crufts Dog Show in London offered any money for someone who had a King Charles Spaniel with the long nose and decided to clear the bloodline and create the breed an appearance similar to those in the paintings of Van Dyck of King Charles ll and his Spaniels. The recent form of the breed is the achievement of these breeders.

Cavapoo General Appearance

What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Cavapoo size:
How much does the Cavapoo weigh? Cavapoo weight:
12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Cavapoo? Cavapoo average weight:
18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
How tall is the Cavapoo? Cavapoo height:
11-18 inches (28-45 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Cavapoo average height:
14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Cavapoo Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Cavapoo have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Cavapoo's coat?
BlackWhiteChestnutTricolorApricotCreamSableRed sablePhantom
How to groom the Cavapoo and how often?
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Cavapoo a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Cavapoo, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Cavapoo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cavoodle? Cavapoo shedding level:
Cavapoos 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.

Cavapoo Characteristics

What kind of personality does the Cavapoo have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Cavapoo? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Are Cavapoo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Cavapoos are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
How playful is this breed?
Cavapoos, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Cavapoo sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Cavapoos 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?
Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a 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 Cavoodle need? Cavapoo social needs:
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Do Cavapoo dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cavoodle bark?
Average: The Cavapoo 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 same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Cavapoo good as a watchdog?
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Cavapoo dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Do Cavapoo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Cavapoo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cavoodle? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Cavapoo? Why do dog bites happen?
The Cavapoo 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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Cavapoo do?
Cavapoos have an 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 Cavapoos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Cavapoo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Cavapoo roam?
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Cavapoo have high 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Cavapoo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Cavapoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Cavapoo dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Cavapoo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Cavapoo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Cavapoo and children:
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Cavapoo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Cavapoo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Cavapoo dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Cavapoo can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Cavapoos good office dogs? Do Cavapoos make good office friendly dogs? Can Cavapoos be office dogs?
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Cavapoo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cavoodle temperament with senior people? Are Cavapoo dogs good for elderly owners?
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Cavapoo dogs get along with other pets? Are Cavapoo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Cavapoos are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Cavapoo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Cavapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Cavapoo be a service dog?
This breed makes good 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). Cavapoo breed is a good choice for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Cavapoo be a therapy dog?
This breed makes a perfect 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. Cavapoo breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Cavapoo be a 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. Cavapoo is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Cavapoo be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Cavapoo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Cavapoo be a boat dog?
Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Cavapoo 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. Cavapoo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Cavapoo Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Cavapoo dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Cavapoo rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Cavapoo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Cavapoo breed? Health risks of Cavapoo:
Hip DysplasiaPatellar Luxation
Life Expectancy
How long do Cavapoo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Cavapoo be?
10-15 years
Is the Cavapoo breed hypoallergenic?
Cavapoos do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize 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 Cavapoo have?
Cavapoos 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.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Cavapoo dogs require per day?
Cavapoos have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Cavapoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Cavapoo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Cavapoo risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Cavapoo'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 Cavapoo's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold 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.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Cavapoo drool?
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Cavapoo could be a perfect 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 minimal compared to others, just like the Cavapoo. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Cavapoo 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 Cavapoo: 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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Cavapoo have a litter? 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 Cavapoo have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-8 puppies

Cavapoo Pros & Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Cavapoos are very easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Hypoallergenic: Cavapoos do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Cavapoos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Dog Friendly: Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Boat Dog: Cavapoo breed usually likes being on a boat.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • 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.
  • Office Friendly: Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Cavapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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Cavapoo Comments, Reviews & Questions

  • Anonymous

    Oct 19, 2021, 11:20:08 PM:

  • Julian

    May 25, 2021, 8:42:49 AM:

    Cavapoo is the best breed ever

  • Someone

    Nov 13, 2020, 9:44:30 PM:

    The best breed ever

  • Neil

    Jul 18, 2020, 3:55:43 PM:

    Love is a cavoodle