Cavoodles are well known for being small dogs; that’s part of their charm!
And as you might already know, Cavoodles (or Cavapoos) are a cross of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a miniature poodle or toy poodle.
That’s what makes this designer dog the perfect size for being lap dogs, but how big do Cavoodle puppies really grow?
How Big Do Cavoodles/Cavapoos Grow?
Toy Cavoodles/Cavapoos are smaller, and generally reach a height of 28 – 35 cm at the shoulder when fully grown. Toy Cavoodles also don’t weigh much more than 6kg when they reach adulthood (unless they are given a few too many treats).
On the other hand, Mini Cavoodles can reach heights of 45 cm at the shoulder. They can also reach weights of up to 12kg – and that’s starting to get hefty even for a Cavoodle full-grown.
So, as you can see, the size of your Cavoodle really depends on what kind of Cavoodle puppy you have – that is, a Toy Cavoodle vs Mini Cavoodle.
Toy Cavoodles are bred with a Toy Poodle, and Mini Cavoodles are bred with – you guessed it – a Mini Poodle. This doesn’t seem like a huge difference, but in reality, the difference between the two types impacts the health and wellness of your Cavoodle more than you may realise.
When Are Cavoodles Fully Grown?
Generally speaking, your Cavapoo puppy will stop growing between 6 and 8 months of age. While they aren’t considered adults at this point, they will not get much bigger.
Cavoodles and Their Health
It’s important to know not only your Cavoodle but also their parents. When purchasing a Cavapoo, it never hurts to research the parents of your new puppy, which may include their parents as well. Cavapoo puppies are prone to all sorts of health problems because of their parents, though they are less likely to suffer all of them because of the diversity within the gene pool.
Issues such as heart valve problems, hip dysplasia, and many neurological diseases can severely impact your puppy’s quality of life. Thankfully, because Cavapoos are a cross-breed (a mix of two breeds), they are much harder than either the Poodle or the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on their own.
Small Size Makes For Great Family Dogs
Cavapoos are fantastic family dogs, and their small size only drives home this fact. They’re loyal, sweet, and super smart, but at the end of the day, all they want to do is curl up in your lap and be close to you, thanks to their adoring, gentle nature.
A Cavoodle small size is great for being a family dog, which makes them incredibly safe around small children. Because of this, parents of small children may elect to get a Cavapoo over another, larger dog breed. Additionally, Cavapoo puppies are much lower maintenance than either of their parent breeds, which is perfect for busy parents trying to raise a small child.
In conclusion, Cavoodles don’t get too big, which makes them great for any kind of family – large or small. They are the perfect, stay-at-home pet that will fit in your home, your lap, and your heart.