Have you ever had a dog as a pet?
If yes then you can relate how cute and adorable they are.
They love you unconditionally, they follow you everywhere you go, and they are always there for you when you need them the most.
It is rightly said that a dog is a man’s best friend and if you have a cavapoo, then you have more than a friend.
When you look at it for the first time, your heart skips a beat because the overloaded cuteness mesmerizes you and you cannot keep yourself from touching it.
It is a fluffy and fuzzy puppy that you would never want to leave.
If you love someone dearly and you want to give something special, then there is no better gift than a cavapoo puppy.
It’s such a lovable puppy that a single article is not enough for him and I can keep writing on it.
So now you know, that today I am going to talk about a dog cum puppy, which is also known as Cavoodle and is a mixed breed of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Miniature/ Toy Poodle.
Cavapoo puppies are very expressive and social that makes them very friendly and a perfect pet.
These puppies look more like poodle then cavalier.
If you own a male, then he will run larger than females.
It is a very hairy puppy that is fully covered with fur, which makes them even more adorable.
They have a long face with cute long eyes.
Your puppy can either be covered with hair, wool or fleece. Fleece is the most common type of coat. This puppy is soft and has loose wavy curls.
They also shed less hair as compared to other dogs; therefore, they require proper grooming.
If your puppy has a hair coat, then it will not need much maintenance, as they tend to shed more.
Whereas, cavapoo puppies with the wool coat are also low shedders and have tight curls, which also reduces its dander, which makes them suitable for allergic people.
What is it like to own a cavapoo puppy?
They were first discovered in 1990 in Australia, after that their population started growing and it reaches America and the UK.
There is the most suitable family pet as they are loving, gentle with the kids, these puppies and very intelligent, obedient and easy to train.
Due to their friendly nature and adorable appearance, many celebrities including Julia Guillard, Dr. Lisa Chimes own this beautiful little creature.
Its price varies from 1200 to 1800 dollars.
These puppies are available in different colors like gold, black, white and sometimes in tricolors.
Since cavapoo puppy is a mixed breed, so their appearance may vary. However, no matter how they look, they are still going to melt your heart.
These are small puppies and only weigh up to 20 pounds and are 12 to 14 inches tall.
Cava poo is energetic, but at the same time they have a laid-back nature, this puppy looks more like a teddy bear as it is full of wool.
This breed lives for about 12 to 16 years. They have no pet drive, so you can keep other pets with him, as it won’t cause any harm to them.
If you are the first timer, then this is the best option for you.
In addition, you have to work on the separation anxiety; by letting him know that you love him and even if you are gone, you miss, he and you will come back for him.
These puppies have a pleasing personality, and they would not do anything to make you angry.
These puppies are loving, friendly and energetic to roam around your house all day long.
All he needs is being around people and having fun with them, because of their social nature, he cannot stay alone or he will start barking and crying due to loneliness, as they are prone to separation anxiety.
You can let the puppy play with your kids but make sure you are over there to supervise.
Moreover, they also easily mingle with other dogs.
So overall, this puppy has a cool temperament.
They are considered a small breed despite being 7 to 8lbs in weight.
They are supposed to eat 40 calories per pound of weight daily, which makes it 300 to 600 calories a day.
Since there are many options when it comes to dog food, all you have to do is select the one that is most suitable for your dog.
That is also according to the diet, suggested by the vet so that it doesn’t affect his health.
Moreover, the diet should be meeting the daily nutrition requirement.
Also, keep a check on his weight by comparing it with a weight chart, to make sure he is not under or overweight.
Since the puppy is a mixed, breed and has the quality of both the breeds,i.e.
Cavalier Spaniel and poodle. Therefore, to understand
dcavapoo puppy in a better way, we need to know about both of these breeds.
Therefore, if you talk about the CavalierSpaniel, then these first appeared in Roman times.
They are known to be feet warmers and lap dogs.
In 1700, this puppy was adopted by kind Charles that led to its popularity, and its name changed to Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This puppy is very active, playful, loving and friendly.
Due to their friendly nature, they cannot survive alone and require someone all the time; otherwise, they bark and cry for attention.
Additionally, they love to eat, so it becomes difficult for the owner to control his diet and therefore, they are more prone to obesity.
If you talk about the other parent,i.e. poodle, then it comes in 3 sizes,i.e. miniature, standard and toy.
A cavapoo parent can either be a miniature or toy but never a standard, as the cavalier spaniel is itself is small, it’s easier to mate with a smaller dog.
Poodles are smart, and due to their tight curls, they are also hypo allergic.
These puppies are also very active and love long walks and always be there to have fun with you.
They are also very social, love meeting new people, and cannot survive alone, so make sure they are never left alone and have a routine to follow, so they stay happy and healthy.
In short, the cavapoo puppy gets the quality like smartness and hypoallergenic from a Poodle, while other qualities like being active, loyal and playful comes from Cavalier spaniel.
Exercise and Training Requirements:
Like poodle, cavapoo also loves to roam around and play all the time.
Therefore, getting him will not be much of a problem.
Therefore, you can make him exercise for 30-60 minutes daily to keep them fit.
Also, their quality of being adaptable will help them be comfortable with your lifestyle and routine that you make for him.
As these puppies have a sharp mind, so you can play mind games with him and avoid games involving food, so they do not eat too much and get obese.
As far as training is concerned, then they are easily trainable and needs appreciation whenever he follows your instructions properly like a good job, thumbs up, etc.
Avoid showing negative behavior or response as it only makes the dog aggressive.
Furthermore, take him to different places; let him meet different people so that he stays stable and happy.
These pups need to be familiar with their surroundings like machine noises so that they do not fear that when they grow you.
Since it is a mixed breed, so it can have any coat wool, hair or fleece and all of these coats require proper maintenance and grooming.
Most people visit salon after 8 to 10 weeks for proper styling, or you can also do it on your own by keeping their coat on the legs and body short, or you can keep it long and straight.
Also, make sure you do regular brushing to avoid knots and tangles especially in the armpits and the area where the collar sits.
If your puppy is a high shedder, then it will not need grooming, but if it is a low shedder, then you have to properly brush his hair and do proper cutting after a few weeks.
As it is a mixed breed, it’s prone to the health issues of both breeds.
First, one is luxating patella, where the kneecap moves from its original position, and it is normal with small breeds.
Next health issue is heart defect as it is also common with a cavalier spaniel.
They are also prone to an eye infection, which can lead to total blindness, so make sure you clean its eyes properly with a damp cloth regularly.
Another issue is hip dysplasia, where there is growth in the hip joint, making it unstable.
Mitral Valve is another disease that results in backflow of blood that could cause coughing, heavy breathing, etc.
Moreover, their ears should be regularly cleaned to rule out any chances of ear infection.
Also, keep its teeth clean to avoid getting any cavities.
Due to all these health issues, these puppies need proper tests like X-rays, electrocardiogram, physical examination, endocardiogram, eye tests, ophthalmologic.
So make sure, when you are getting cavapoo puppies for adoption, that they have no health issues and are properly tested and vaccinated.
Is it fit for you?
If you have a big family with kids, then it is most suitable for you as someone can be with him all the time and he will not have to be alone.
He is going to help you with the house chores and is good with people of all ages.
Every person in your family will enjoy his company even though they are gentle with kids. Still, you have to keep an eye on him when kids are playing with him, as he is small and can easily get hurt.
Make sure the kids do not play games that are harmful to the pet.
They are also up for socializing, and they engage in all activities, so make sure they don’t want any activity that too big for such a small puppy.
All they need is some exercise, proper diet and grooming from time to time to stay fit, healthy and happy.
Just let him explore on his own, give him love and time, and you will see how he reacts. Due to his friendly nature, everyone is going to love him and would want to play with him.
Therefore, you have to be around the puppy to make sure they do not get hurt.
There are many places where you can get this puppy.
However, not every person is reliable so make sure you adopt from a credible place and have experience of such puppies and they are aware of his health and have run the entire necessary test before giving him to you.
They can cost you between 1200 to 1800 dollars, plus all the health issues they are prone to require occasional tests to be done.
So you have to keep all the cost in mind before going for it. But you can also get it at a reasonable price from local shelters.
Also, it’s important to give him plenty of time to keep him happy; otherwise, he will be lonely and sad.
It has a very friendly nature, so make sure he roam around in a safe environment, where no other animal can hurt him.
He needs proper exercises for 30 minutes daily, and proper training to behave in a certain way and to understand your instructions.
Additionally, these puppies are a big foodie, so you have to keep an eye on their diet.
In the end, they are adorable, and a good addition to your family and they are going to be the friend you need the most.