Ten Things You Need To Know About Cavapoo Dog- Before you buy or Adopt one

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Ten Things You Need To Know About Cavapoo Dog

The Cavapoo is a type of hybrid dog created with the mix of a Cavalier King Charles and a poodle, usually a toy or a miniature Poodle- Read more...

The Cavapoo is a type of hybrid dog created with the mix of a Cavalier King Charles and a poodle, usually a toy or a miniature Poodle.

 

In the last couple of decades, Cavapoos has become truly popular in Australia and the USA since they are increasingly widespread, and thousands of puppy buyers every year choose the next dog of choice for Cavapoos.

 

But the facts about Cavapoos may be complicated because for dogs of this type there is no formal breed standard and everyone has a different understanding of what makes a good dog and a good example of a Cavapoo and the type of characteristics it should hold.

 

When you plan on purchasing  Or Adopting a Cavapoo then it is important to research its advantages and inconveniences and how to live with and care for a dog like this, and this article will tell you about Cavapoos ten things before you go out and buy a Cavapoos dog. Please read to find out more.

1. Cavapoo is Designer Hybrid Breed( is not a pedigree dog breed)

The Cavapoo is a cross-bred dog produced from crossing two individual parents of recognised races or subsequent crosses between Cavapoos and a breed of one of its parents( Poodles Or Cavaliers)

As such, cavapoos are not officially recognised by Kennel Club or are registered with them, and the dog is not a dog type and not a dog breed.

This means that they do not qualify for the formal breed shows at the Kennel Club but can continue participating in canine sport and other types of dog show open to pedigree Dogs and pedigrees.

There is no uniform standard for their looks and temperament.

Since the Cavapoo is not a recognised pedigree dog breed, there is no breed standard in place for the Cavapoo. A breed standard is a formal document created or approved by the Kennel Club that details all of the characteristics that a dog should exhibit in order to be considered a good example of their breed.

 

The breed standard dictates everything from the fine details of the dog’s physical appearance to their temperament and the type of skills and core traits they tend to exhibit, and information like this can help puppy buyers learn everything there is to know about the breed in question and compare dogs they may be considering to the benchmark.

2. Kind of poodle used makes a Lot of difference

There are three different poodle sizes, with miniature poodles being the most commonly used in Cavapoo breeding programmes, followed by toy poodles. Standard poodles aren’t usually considered because they’re much larger and aren’t a good mating match for a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

 

Miniature poodles are generally preferred because they have fewer breed-specific health concerns than toy poodles, so it is critical to determine which poodle variant was used as a parent for the litter you are considering purchasing from.

3.Cavapoos are Smart dogs( Poodles are the 2nd Most Intelligent dogs)

Poodles of all sizes are extremely intelligent dogs, ranking second out 138 different dog breeds! The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is  in the middle of the list in 73rd place, and when two dogs of these breeds are crossed, you’re likely to end up with a dog that falls roughly within the top third of the canine intelligence list and is thus very smart in its own right.

 

Indeed, the intelligence displayed by any given Cavapoo can vary greatly, but this is a smart dog type that has the potential to learn a lot of things, but also has the potential to become bored easily if they do not lead an engaging and interesting life.

 

Related: Is Cavapoo a smart dog?

4. Cavapoos are High Maintenence Dogs

When it comes to grooming, the Cavapoo is known to be a high maintenance dog breed. Their coats require more than a weekly brushing to stay in good condition. 

They have a low odour, so if yours smells, it could be because your hair is too long and has dirt caught in it. 

 

Bathing and trimming on a regular basis can help to overcome this. Check the ears as well, as the Cavapoo is prone to ear infections, which can cause a foul odour. 

 

Unless you have prior experience, it is best to have qualified groomers trim your dog. Toes should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure there are no snags in the fur. They do require frequent clipping to keep their coat manageable.

Related: Are Cavapoo high Maintenance Dogs?

5. Cavapoos are expensive for a non-pedigree dog

The average asking price for Cavapoos for sale in 2021 is around AUD 4000- $6000, which is a lot of money for a dog that is essentially a crossbreed or  Non-Pedigree

On average, many pedigree dogs and  other breeds sell for much less than this, and the high purchase price of Cavapoos often surprises their buyers. During the Covid times in 2020, the prices for such cute family dogs went sky high due to an Imbalance in Supply and demand. there are Huge waiting lists in Australia for such Dogs Breed.

If you were hoping to save money by getting a non-pedigree dog, keep this in mind and budget and waiting times  for it!

6.Cavapoos may be a good choice for people with dog allergies

The poodle coat is very low shedding, and any lost fur tends to become tangled in the rest of the dog’s hair and must be brushed and combed out.

This means that many Cavapoos will inherit this trait as well, making them a popular choice for people who frequently suffer from dog allergies, as less shed hair means less dander and allergenic triggers to set off allergy symptoms.

While there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic dog, Cavapoos are one of the dog breeds that can be a good option for people who suffer from allergies.

Related :  Cavapoo Coats- The beginners Guide

7. Not all Cavapoos will have a low-shedding coat

Not every Cavapoo will inherit a low-shedding coat like a poodle; some will have a coat more like a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, or something in between. While many Cavapoo breeders strive to replicate or reinforce the poodle coat trait in their own breed lines, it should not be assumed that every Cavapoo will have a poodle-like coat.

8.Many Cavapoos suffer from separation anxiety

The fact that many Cavapoos are very intolerant of being left alone, and some may develop acute separation anxiety, can have a significant impact on your life with a Cavapoo.

Conditioning the dog to accept being left alone for brief periods of time can help, but the Cavapoo is not a dog to consider if you will need to leave them alone for extended periods of time on a regular basis.

If you are out of Home for work for several Hours Cavapoos are not the right Cjoice for a pet Dog.

Related : Can a Cavoodle be left alone at Home

 

9. There are quite a lot of health issue that may affect Cavapoos

Despite the benefits of hybrid vigour, the two parent breeds in Cavapoo crossings each have a number of potential hereditary health issues that can affect individual dogs and be passed down to their offspring.

Outcrossing to another breed, as done to create the Cavapoo, reduces the chances of breed-specific hereditary health issues being passed on. However, hereditary health issues that can affect either parent breed may be passed on to the Cavapoo, and you can learn more about these here.

 

But they tend to be robust and long lived, if you choose a healthy puppy

 

With that in mind, Cavapoos in general are hardy, robust, and long-lived, with an average lifespan ranging from 13 to 15 years. Choosing a healthy puppy and purchasing one from a responsible breeder is, of course, the best way to avoid future health issues, so be very picky about who you eventually buy from.

10. Cavapoo coats can get painfully matted, so needs regular brushing

Even if the Cavapoos have no undercoat (which means, therefore, they shed less or not at all) and are hypoallergenic, they can get tangled with each other and still produce matts.

These matting is caused by disturbing the fur in any way . like too much petting ,  or rubbing them against objects like the floor and furniture or playing with other dogs etc.

Related : How to prevent matting on a cavapoo 

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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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