Is Cavapoo a smart dog Breed- How Do You figure Out The Intelligence Of Hybrid Dogs Types?

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Cavapoo Dog Breed Smartness check!

Is Cavapoo a smart dog Breed- How Do You figure Out The Intelligence Of Hybrid Dogs Types?

Yes! Cavapoo is a smart and High intelligent dog Breed. It is a known fact that their intelligence comes from their 2 parent Breeds Cavalier King Charles and Poodles both are considered some of the smartest dog Breeds.

The Cavapoo is a very popular hybrid dog breed, most common across Australia and the USA and They are a Mix of poodles and Cavalier King Charles.

One of the main purposes of breeding Cavapoo dog type was to combine all the best characteristics in both breeds into One Awesome, with a poodle-style coat( Hypo Allergen)that is very less prone to allergies, Poodle’s Intelligence( 2nd Most Intelligent Dog Breed) and Cavalier’s  Pleasant face, friendly nature , and Awesome attitude. This makes Cavapoos One of the most sought after dog breeds in Australia and across the globe.

How can you assess Cavapoo's intelligence Level?

There’s a well-known and well-established ranking, based on their level of intelligence and obedience, of 138 various pedigree breeds, developed by canine professor of psychology Stanley Coren in the 1990s.

This study has published information in a book titled The intelligence of dogs, and today the results of the study continue to be commonly used for the purposes of canine intelligence.

However, the Cavapoo has been assessed as a non-pedigree dog( As it’s a Crossbreed) and therefore does not hold a grade directly.


So, How do you figure out how intelligent your Cavapoo is?

 

Well, the two-parent Breeds of Cavapoos are included in the ranking itself ( the Cavalier King Charles spaniel and the poodle). As per the Science, Alert  Poodle is the 2nd most Intelligent Dog Breed.


So, we can use this information to estimate in terms of practical applications and theoretically where the Cavapoo stands when it comes to smartness.

As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the ’90s, there’s adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e. following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e. innate talent) – not to mention spatial intelligence,  interpersonal intelligence, and more.


Coren, in his book, The Intelligence of Dogs, featured the results of a lengthy survey of 199 dog obedience judges. he said, the responses were remarkably consistent; however, he noted that many judges pointed out that there are exceptions in every breed and that a lot comes down to training.


Based on the above approach and assuming that Cavapoo is the standard 50 percent mixture of both the parent races Poodles( 2nd most Intelligent and Cavalier King Charles ( 73rd Smart dog breed), which produced a hybrid/designer dog( as universally called)that came to the midst of the two races – how Smart are Cavapoos?

 

Poodles are very smart dog races. In fact, they are the second most intelligent dogs in terms of obedience and intelligence (out of 138 breeds). Plus, Poodles has strong evidence of high adaptive intelligence with some of the highest instinctive intelligence.


So doing the maths,  the Cavalier King Charles ranks 73rd out of 138 dog breeds, and Poodle is the 2nd. so it becomes quite easy to say  Cavapoos are Intelligent too. 


Not all Cavapoos are the same in intelligence, as with human beings. We chose to ask real owners of cavoodles to really understand how intelligent cavapoos can be. These are the dog owners who know Poodle’s intelligence best and who understand it.

 

Real Owner Answers:

Manny A & Ash V (Cavapoo Owners in Melbourne Australia): “My Cavapoo is smart and very curious, and are really good at learning your every move. Mine knows that hiking boots mean fun but dress shoes mean he’s getting left at home.
Anonymous says Yes: “Cavapoo are hands down the smartest dogs i’ve own….and my family has raised 5 breeds! They’re such great communicators that I sometimes think he knows what i’m saying when I don’t use the usual commands.
 

How easy or Hard is it to train a Cavapoo?

Again based on the  Coren scale, some guidelines are available to show how quickly the Cavapoo average learns based on how many times a brand-New command must be heard before it is understood.

Other members of the above-average dog intelligence group learned their new commands just in 15-25 times, and that is an extensive measure of how quickly a Cavapoo can be trained on its turn.

The Coren Intelligence study By S. Coren has also evaluated the obedience of the graded dogs, as obedience in terms of working skill is as important as intelligence!

Once again based on the theoretical position of the Cavapoo in its list, Cavapoo’s average is expected to follow the instructions that they are given the first time without a repeat 70% or better.

This means that Cavapoos are comparatively compliant, in addition to being intelligent!

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References

  • AVMA– Vet 
  • Cavapoo Intelligence
  • S,Coren Dog Intelligence study
  • The Everything Poodle Book (2004) by J.Adams
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (2014) by H. Bowler
    The Complete Standard Poodle (1998) by E. Geeson
    Cavapoos or Cavoodles: The Ultimate Cavapoo Dog Manual (2014) by G. Hoppendale
    Poodle Clipping and Grooming: The International Reference (2001) by S. Kalstone

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