The Cavapoo is a mix of two pure breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and a Poodle. This mix not only makes them super cute, but incredibly interesting little dogs too! Here are some fun and fascinating facts about the Cavapoo!
Where Did They Come From? The Cavapoo was first bred in America in the 1950’s by breeders who wanted to create a small breed that was low-shedding for people who suffered with allergies. It’s well known that Poodles are considered a hypoallergenic dog due to their low shedding too.
The idea was to combine the Poodle’s intelligence with the mellow, peaceful character of the Cavalier. The Cavapoo inherited other characteristics too, and one of the most interesting ones is that this breed barely sheds.
It didn’t take long for this charming little breed to win the hearts of dog lovers all over the world, not just in the US!
Loving Family.- One of the best things about Cavapoos is how great they are as family pets. They will be completely devoted to their family and get along great with children. Cavapoos love nothing more than being part of a loving family unit.
When well socialised from a young age, they like being around other dogs and pets too. In short, a Cavapoo is an all-round, highly adaptable small dog and one that fits in with most lifestyles with no trouble at all because they are so adaptable and versatile.
Clever Pups! – Poodles are the second most intelligent dog breeds, and Cavalier Kind Charles Spaniels are also very intelligent dogs! This makes the Cavapoo a very clever breed indeed! Because of this, they need to be given the right amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation for them to be truly happy, well-rounded, and obedient dogs.
When a Cavapoo is well socialised from an early age and correctly trained using positive reinforcement methods, they are a real pleasure to have around and many of these charming dogs do an excellent job as therapy dogs.
Their Coats. - As a mixed breed, it is expected that the adorable Cavapoo inherits characteristics from both parents. These dogs did just that, and they usually have a wavy or curly coat that barely sheds. As such, these dogs can be great for people suffering from allergies.
This particular breed is available in wide variety of different colours as well as sizes. Coat colours include solid white, black and tri-colours. The exact colour and size of the Cavapoo will depend upon the size and colouring of the parent. The coat of the Cavapoo will vary between flat and straight and wavy and curly.
There are both first generation as well as second generation Cavapoo dogs. First generation dogs are produced by breeding a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a poodle. Second generation Cavapoos are produced by breeding two Cavapoos.
Separation Anxiety – Unfortunately, because Cavapoos thrive on human company and interaction, they hate being left along for long periods of time and can develop separation anxiety.
If left to their own devices for extended periods of time, these charming small dogs can quickly develop some unwanted behavioural issues which can be hard to correct. This includes excessive barking, being destructive around the home and suffering from separation anxiety.
Because of this, it’s best for a Cavapoo to be in a household where there is always someone at home. If this isn’t possible, try leaving on some of our relaxing music or Dog TV; it’s proven to help with pets who suffer with separation anxiety, stress and nervousness.