Last Updated on February 12, 2021
The Cavoodle, also known as Cavapoo, is one of the most popular dog breeds in Australia and with reason: Cavoodles are adorable, have a sweet personality and can adapt to pretty much any lifestyle!
Here’s everything you need to know about Australian Cavoodles.
Cavoodles are considered to be a designer breed. The breed was created by crossing the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the Miniature Poodle. The result is a small and fluffy family dog that has been delighting Australian families for years!
Best family dog
The Cavoodle was created to be a sweet companion dog that would get along with everyone. Their gentle nature makes Australian Cavoodles an ideal addition to any family or lifestyle. They are great with children and can keep up with active owners, but can also live comfortably in an apartment with no backyard while enjoying daily walks around the neighbourhood.
Cavoodles, just like Poodles, also love human attention. They enjoy being around their owners, play with children and join people on their walks. Since human affection is essential to the Cavoodle, they may not thrive if caged or knelled for too many hours.
Cavoodles are a mix of a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, both breeds with different fur. Cavoodles get a little bit of both when it comes to hair, which means their soft and curly hair will indeed shed from time to time. The good news is that is will be so minimal it will hardly be a nuisance.
You can expect a more pronounced shedding during the first year of life of a Cavoodle. The Cavoodle puppy will lose their soft baby coat when they are about 6 months old and will slowly gain a denser, adult fur.
To make sure your Cavoodle keeps a shining and healthy fur, make sure you brush him daily, or at least a few times during the week. Not only this will reduce the amount of shedding, but also will help prevent their fur from becoming matted — which can happen due to the nature of their heavy coat.
Friendly and smart
The docile temperament of the Cavoodles makes them a very friendly dog. They tend to get along with other dogs and even other animals, like cats. A healthy and happy Cavoodle will hardly show signs of aggression towards humans or pets.
Their easygoingness also comes with a brilliant mind, just as their Poodle parent. Cavoodles are smart, can learn a huge variety of tricks and will enjoy short and fun training session. Owners usually comment on how easy it is to house train a Cavoodle. However, the Cavoodle’s curious mind can make their attention shift elsewhere if the training becomes too long or repetitive.
When training your Cavoodle, make sure to keep the practice sessions brief and exciting enough to make the best out of it.