Cavapoo

The Cavapoo is a breed of small, very affectionate, intelligent dogs with a calm nature, resulting from the union of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle. This breed is highly prized for its soft coat, bright eyes and friendly nature.

General details

The breed weighs between 6 and 14 kilograms, and its height varies between 20 and 35 centimeters. Their life expectancy is 12 to 15 years. * This breed is not recognized by the International Canine Federation (FCI) and is not currently considered a purebred breed. Several canine associations classify it as a mixed breed or hybrid breed. It originates from the cross between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Toy Poodle.

Breed history in brief

The Cavapoo breed is the result of a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Toy Poodle. This breed was created in the early 2000's in the United States, when breeders began to intentionally cross these two breeds in order to obtain a new breed with the best characteristics of both. The Cavapoo breed is known to be an ideal breed for family life. It is also ideal for allergy sufferers, as its coat does not cause allergic reactions. Currently, the Cavapoo breed has become one of the most popular breeds in the United States and the world. This is due to its affectionate character, small size, ease of training and good health.

Breed characteristics

This dog breed is known for its small size and long, drooping ears. Its body shape is small and compact, with a curved tail over its back and a proportionate head. The color of the coat can vary from a light brown to a dark brown, and there are also some white dogs. The texture of their coat can vary from soft to woolly. One of the traits that differentiate this breed from other dog breeds is their cheerful and playful character. They are known for their friendly temperament and loyalty, and adapt well to family life. Their playful nature and willingness to learn make them excellent pets for families with children.

Common health problems

The Cavapoo is vulnerable to certain hereditary diseases. These diseases include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, hypothyroidism, patellar luxation, cardiomyopathy and corneal dystrophy.

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