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Cavoodles are well known for being small dogs; that’s part of their charm! They’re the perfect size for being lap dogs, but how big do Cavoodle puppies really grow?
Cavoodles Come in Different Sizes
The size of your Cavoodle really depends on what kind of Cavoodle puppy you have. There are two main types of Cavoodle: Toy Cavoodles and Mini Cavoodles. 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.
Toy Cavoodles 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.
Generally speaking, your Cavoodle 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 mix between two breeds, they are much more hardier than either the Poodle or the 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.
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.