The Cavoodle is a hybrid of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle (toy or miniature). They have become increasingly popular over the last 10 years. The aim of crossbreeding is to minimise the genetic diseases that can be present in purebred dogs.
This crossbreeding of the two purebred pedigrees produces a very low to non-shedding, gorgeous natured Cavoodle puppy with the added bonus of looking like a teddy bear. Cavoodles are typically lively, fun-loving dogs that love to play and are eager to please. The Cavoodle temperament combines the best traits of the Cavalier and the Poodle, making it an affectionate, laid-back and calm companion.
Gender Related Health Differences
Luckily, gender doesn't play a huge role in the health of Cavoodles. Males and females both live for the same amount of time on average, and any health problems they do face are less about whether they are a male or female Cavoodle and more about their DNA upbringing and environment.
Cavoodles thrive on human company and do not need a lot of space, making them a popular pet for apartments and small homes. They are happiest when kept as indoor dogs and often fret when left outside for long periods.
How much exercise does a Cavoodle need?
Though all dogs will have individual needs, generally Cavoodles require a moderate amount of daily exercise of between 30 to 60 minutes. This can include daily walks, free play at a dog park, and mental stimulation
Nutrition:The good thing is that Cavoodles are not fussy eaters. They are happy to eat wet or dry food. Unfortunately, small dogs are vulnerable to dental problems. Ensure you feed your dog high-quality kibble and bones to enhance the health of his teeth and gums.
Grooming: The coat of a Cavoodle can take the traits of either one of its parents. This means that it can be curly like that of a Poodle or wavy like the Spaniel. Whichever one it takes after, Cavoodle requires regular brushing, at least weekly.
Recommended grooming tips:
Clean your dog’s ears on a regular basis using cotton wool or a damp cloth. Cavoodles have long floppy ears, which makes them prone to ear infections
Introduce your Cavoodle puppy to a grooming regime early
Wipe your dog’s eyes using a tear stain remover wipe on occasion
The fact that they are inquisitive and eager to please makes Cavoodles easy to train. The Poodle is ranked the 2nd most intelligent dog breed, and this can be seen in its offspring. The Cavoodle can learn a variety of tricks and follow instructions over time
For the best outcome, start training your Cavoodle early and use a gentle approach
The Cavoodle is a hypoallergenic dog. But, if he/she takes more traits from the Spaniel, he/she could not be hypoallergenic
The dog may have inherited the short muzzle from his Spaniel lineage. For such dogs, you should not expose them to sunlight for too long because they’re heat-sensitive
Are likely to experience separation anxiety. If they are not well-trained and then left all alone at home, they may become a little anxious