Cavoodles are a breed that originated from a cross between the Poodle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Being an offspring to two small-sized dogs, it’s only natural to expect the Cavoodle to be small as their parents.
Typical sizes of a Cavoodle
Commonly, a Cavoodle has two typical sizes: Toy and Miniature.
Toy Cavoodles are smaller in size and weight. As an adult, a Toy Cavoodle can grow up to 30 cm and weigh up to 5 kg.
Miniature Cavoodles are a tiny bit taller, reaching up to 38 cm and with a weight range that can go up to 10 kg as an adult.
Small dogs like the Cavoodle usually reach their full weight and height by the time they are 12 months old.
How to know how much will a Cavoodle grow
One of the best ways to guess the size a Cavoodle puppy will get when fully mature is by looking at their parentage.
When one of the parents is a Toy Poodle, you can expect the Cavoodle puppy to be within the expected size for a Toy Cavoodle. The same happens when one of the parents is a Miniature Poodle: most likely, the Cavoodle will be a Miniature Cavoodle.
The sizes of the Cavoodle parents almost always is a good indicator of how big the Cavoodle will be.
Which one is best?
There are no significant differences between the Toy and the Miniature Cavoodle besides their height and weight. The smaller the dog, the more fragile his build will be, but that won’t necessarily mean fragile health.
Cavoodles are often high-energy, fun-loving dogs, and that is the temperament you can expect from either size.
It is very uncommon to find Cavoodles that are much taller than 40 cm or heavier than 10 kg. A small variance is acceptable, such as one or two extra kilos or centimetres, but more than that could raise concerns.
If a Cavoodle has the standard height but is heavier than expected, that could be a health issue. Check with your vet if your dog is overweight. If that is the case, this can be solved usually with a restricted diet and plenty of exercise.
If your pup is too much taller than the average Cavoodle, that could mean he is not a true Cavoodle, and his lineage has other breeds in the mix. It is important to always confirm the origin of your Cavoodle and make sure you only do business with reliable and verified breeders.
Advantages of a small-sized dog
Being small, a Cavoodle will feel comfortable in both large houses and compact apartments. They don’t require much space and can often adapt to their family’s routine.
It is important to remember, however, to provide him with daily exercise or walks to make sure he won’t get bored. Cavoodles may be small, but they love to play and go for walks. Cavoodles are perfectly sized for a family with small kids too, as they are gentle with the little ones and love to cuddle.
With their compact size and weighting hardly over 10kg, Cavoodles are an excellent choice for any family.