Last Updated on April 27, 2020
Cavoodle puppies are hands down Australia’s most popular breed.
However, there are some key things to look for when purchasing your new best friend.
Cavoodles can fetch a high price
Cavoodle puppies are bred to get the most from their parents – a Poodle and a King Charles Spaniel. Because of this, Cavoodles can often run upwards of $5000 AUD to purchase.
Their high price makes them a prime target for breeders and – unfortunately – puppy mills to make a quick dollar. Breeders that claim to sell Cavoodle puppies should be thoroughly researched before purchasing.
Meet your puppy’s parents before purchasing
To ensure that you are getting a true Cavoodle and not a clever look alike, insist that you are able to meet the Cavoodle parents.
A good breeder will have access to the parents, and will have their papers readily available on request.
Cavoodles are a very specific mix of dog, so it’s up to the buyer to research the breeder to ensure you get what you are paying for!
Finding a Breeder
Cavoodle puppies are in high demand and, as stated above, are quite expensive. This makes them susceptible to being bred in large numbers and sold off for a high profit margin.
There are a few key things you can do to ensure you’re getting a good quality Cavoodle puppy and not a knock-off.
- Ask about a Breeder Supply Number. Australian breeders must have a supply number to breed and sell puppies to the public. Without this, they may be operating illegally!
- Ensure that the puppy is microchipped (if your state requires it). Some states in Australia require that the puppy is micro-chipped before you can legally own the puppy.
- Additionally, ensure your puppy has had their primary vaccinations.
- Finally, do not purchase a puppy that is under 8 weeks of age. Puppies need to be socialised with their mother and litter-mates before being sold.
Cavoodle Health and Wellness
The Cavoodle is prone to a number of health issues, which is partly why you should purchase your Cavoodle puppy from a reputable source.
A pure Cavoodle can suffer from a range of health issues such as hip dysplasia, congenital heart failure, and certain neurological disorders. These are just the risks of buying a dog, but thanks to the Cavoodle’s expanded health pool (from both the King Charles Spaniel and Poodle parents), there is less risk of contracting many different afflictions.
A Cavoodle is a great purchase
No matter what way you slice it, when you buy a Cavoodle puppy, you are buying a friend for many long years.
Cavoodles typically live for about 13 to 15 years; that’s a great lifespan for such a small dog. In this time, your Cavoodle will be your best friend and loyal companion.