What is a Cavapoo?
A Cavapoo (also known as a Cavoodle or Cavadoodle) is a popular designer dog. They make up a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle.
On average, Cavapoo pups will be somewhere in the small to medium size range and can grow as tall as 9 to 16 inches tall. They can weigh anywhere between 9 to 25 pounds, and they tend to stop growing by the time they turn a year old.
Do Cavapoos shed?
They’re considered a low-shedding dog, and being half Poodle comes in handy when it comes to your Cavapoo shedding. Typically, they have curly and wavy coats that are often short. With all dogs, some shedding is inevitable. Depending on the breed and the coat, that will determine the amount of shedding. Both your puppy and adult Cavapoo need to be brushed often, and they need to be groomed every 4 to 6 weeks.
Are Cavapoos hypoallergenic?
Cavapoos, in general, are considered to be a hypoallergenic dog. As previously stated, in regards to shedding, this goes along the same lines. This all depends on the dog’s breed and fur type. Also note, that it’s not the dog’s hair, but the dander. Dander is the main culprit when it comes to allergies. A Cavapoo puppy is a good choice for allergy sufferers because of their curly or wavy coat type, and the fact that they don’t shed much, or at all.
How long do Cavapoos live?
A Cavapoo dog has an average life expectancy of around 10 to 14 years.
Do Cavapoos bark a lot?
Cavapoo dogs tend to bark a lot. This can be due to stress, feeling threatened, or they’re lonely. Another reason is, that they could be experiencing some sort of anxiety. Keep in mind, that this is a companion-bred dog, and as stated previously, separation anxiety can occur because they never want to feel they’re being abandoned, nor do they like to be alone. They also bark when they want to get your attention. They make awesome watchdogs because they will alert you when someone is approaching.
Are Cavapoos easy to train?
Cavapoo puppies are fast learners who are easy to train because of their intelligence that stems from their parental breeds. Because they seek your validation as an owner, they want your praise, so this helps when it comes to training them. They’re very obedient and do well with positive reinforcement, along with treats for a job well done.
Are Cavapoos easy to potty train?
Potty training Cavapoo pups isn’t as easy as regular home training because they have to use the bathroom more often due to their small bladders. This will coincide with their other training, but they might not pick up on this as easily. They need to learn the lay of the land first. They need constant supervision when you’re housebreaking them in. While doing so, this will help you to determine when they have to go. Be sure not to scold them for any accidents. Putting puppy pads down will be a great aid during this time.