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Cavoodles are fantastic puppies if you’re allergic to dogs, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of the park just yet.
Like other dogs, Cavoodles shed, but how much do they shed on average?
Meet the Poodle!
Cavoodles shed about as much as their parents do. Cavoodles are born from a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, which means they have silky soft coats with traits from both parents. Poodles are well known for possessing a coat that sheds very little, which makes them perfect for people who suffer from allergies. Poodle fur is great for busy families, as there are rarely piles of fur to clean up (like you might get with other dog breeds).
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, on the other hand, has a longer coat and can shed a little more than their Poodle partner, which makes clean-up a little more tedious, but nothing too crazy. Grooming can usually give you a few brushfuls of hair, but no more than your average medium sized dog.
The best of both worlds
The Cavoodle is a dog that benefits from both their parent’s coats, resulting in a luxuriously smooth coat that is also incredibly easy to take care of. Because of their Poodle parent, Cavoodles possess a coat that doesn’t shed too much, and is very easy for allergy sufferers to tolerate.
But what about the Cavalier King Charles parent?
While Cavoodles can lean more towards either parent in terms of coat, in general Cavoodles will benefit from both parents’ fur types. Soft and curly, or silky and longer, whatever coat your Cavoodle inherits will not make any huge significant outcome with how much your puppy sheds.
Cavoodles shed differently during different seasons
Just like you, your Cavoodle needs to regulate their body temperature. In certain seasons, you may find that your puppy sheds more in the summertime as opposed to the winter. Additionally, you may also find when grooming your Cavoodle that there is more hair on the brush in the warmer months.
This is simply your dog trying to stay cooler. Most dogs have a summer and a winter coat, which allows them to keep themselves warm in the winter and cool in the summer. When you brush them, you’re helping maintain their coat for the season!
How much do Cavoodles shed?
Cavoodles don’t shed so much that you have to worry about fur all over the place; with regular grooming, you may find that your Cavoodle hardly sheds at all! This is great for people with allergies, or families that like a relatively clean home. Of course, just because Cavoodles shed so little doesn’t mean you can go without brushing them for too long!
Groom your Cavoodle regularly for a happy puppy
To minimise on shedding, and in turn minimise the amount of stray dog hair in your house, brush and bathe your puppy regularly to ensure optimal fur health! This means no mats, no tangles, and a gorgeous pooch every day.
Cavoodles need to be groomed to maintain their coat, but it also works as a bonding activity.