History of Breed
When you cross the loyalty and beauty of a King Charles Cavalier and the kindness and intelligence of a Poodle, you get the amazing Cavapoo. Cavapoos are a designer dog that was first bred in the 1950s in the United States. They were bred to be easy to maintain and light-shedding dogs, perfect for allergy sufferers. In America, these lovable puppies are also known as Cavadoodles. The Cavapoo has gained tremendous popularity around the globe due to its loyal, relaxed, and family-friendly temperament, which is a direct trait of its parents.
Personality and Temperament
These lovable puppies have gained popularity worldwide due to their loving, calm, and family-friendly temperament. A loyal and laidback breed, the Cavapoo is one the whole family will love. Cavapoos have very likable and pleasant personalities and enjoy being around their human companions, which is why they are as popular as they are today.
Appearance and Grooming
Cavapoos require regular grooming and brushing to prevent matting and tangling on their coat. Cavapoos are generally born with a low-shedding coat which makes caring for them easier. To keep your Cavapoo’s coat in top condition, you will need to invest time and effort in grooming it regularly. Monthly bathing and routine nail clipping of your Cavapoo are also suggested. This breed’s coat tends to be soft, fluffy, or curly and comes in a variety of colors such as apricot, tan, red, white, black, bi-color, and even tri-color. Typically, most Cavapoo puppies have wavy and curly coats; however, a small percentage can be found to have straighter coats.
Care and Feeding
The Cavapoo enjoys activity time and burning off energy and, as a result, requires a healthy, high-quality dry kibble diet. The proper amount of food will vary depending on his weight, age, and activity level. The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will keep your dog feeling and looking his best. Most people recommend feeding a dog at least two meals each day, spaced about twelve hours apart. This will help to ensure the dog is provided with the proper nutrients he needs.
It’s also important to remember to provide your dog with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues. Although properly cleaning his teeth will take some practice to get good at, in time, this will become easier for you and your pup.
Breed Size and Life Expectancy
- The Cavapoo grows to be between nine and fourteen inches tall.
- At maturity, the Cavapoo weighs between nine and twenty-five pounds.
- The average life expectancy for a Cavapoo is between twelve and fifteen years.
Interesting Breed Facts
Fact: The Cavapoo was first bred in Australia in the 1990s.
Fact: This breed was bred by a breeder who was looking for a puppy that would allow those who suffer from allergies to have a dog. Three decades later, the Cavapoo has become a sought-after dog breed worldwide.
Fact: This breed is very smart and ranks second in intelligence out of nearly 150 rated dog breeds. This is due to his very smart mother, the Poodle, who ranks first in intelligence.
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