Cavoodles are Australia’s most loved breed, but how much is it to buy one? Surprisingly, not as much as you might think!
Cavoodles are a designer breed
Cavoodles are a cross between a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This pairing makes the resulting Cavoodle puppies designer dogs. They have a mixed coat that’s easy to care for, and a temperament that makes Cavoodles ideal for pretty much any family situation. But how much are Cavoodle dogs?
Designer dogs and fetching price
Generally speaking, a designer breed will often be more expensive than a regular mutt, more so if the designer dog is a purebred. Since Cavoodles are not pure-bred dogs, you won’t be paying thousands upon thousands of dollars, but that doesn’t mean Cavoodles are cheap.
On average, expect to pay around $2 000 AUD for female Cavoodles (and a little less than that for males). This price fluctuates greatly with the region you’re in, as well as the availability of puppies. In certain parts of Australia, there are more Cavoodle breeders present, which can hugely affect the price of a puppy.
Breeder density and the price of your Cavoodle
As stated above, the availability of breeders and as a result, the availability of puppies, can drastically affect how much you’re paying for a Cavoodle. For example, in Victoria there are more Cavoodle breeders that potentially have puppies available, which makes getting a Cavoodle more competitive.
Every breeder wants to find their puppy a good home, and the process for purchasing shouldn’t be a one and done deal. Breeders have to work hard to ensure their dogs aren’t going to be surrendered in a few months, or worse, be used in a puppy farm.
The cost of a Cavoodle after purchasing
As with any dog, vet bills are something to consider when purchasing a Cavoodle. They have health problems and need regular checkups as they get older. A good breeder will have their vaccinations by the time you buy them, but after that, the vet bills are all yours.
Additionally, grooming costs are a smaller, but no less important part of your Cavoodle’s care. While you can generally take care of your Cavoodle’s grooming needs at home, the cost of equipment and shampoo is something to consider.
Is it worth it to buy a Cavoodle?
Absolutely! The price is steep, but you get an excellent return investment with the temperament and intelligence of your Cavoodle puppy. They are sweet, loving dogs that will do anything to please you. They’re incredibly intelligent, and can be taught any number of tricks.
Additionally, Cavoodles are smaller dogs that suit most living situations. They don’t need a lot of room to run around, and a walk a day is a good way to keep your Cavoodle happy. With such a low maintenance routine, it’s no wonder why so many Australians are considering a Cavoodle!