Cavoodle Owners Guide Australia

The Cavoodle, as its name suggests, is a crossbreed dog. They are very cute and perfect human companions. If you want a dog that has a long life, friendly behavior with children, fewer health problems, and high intelligence, then a Cavoodle is the perfect dog for your family.

In this guide for Cavoodle owners, you will learn a lot about this amazing breed.

History

Since the last decade, Cavoodles are becoming very popular with families. The Cavoodle is a cross of Poodle (either miniature or toy) and Cavalier King Charles spaniel. The main objective of this cross was to reduce the health problem that was present in both purebred dogs.

The first generation Cavoodle that is produced as a result of crossing between the Poodle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has many genetic benefits compared to the second and third generation.

Personality

As you know, Cavoodle is a combination of two delightful dog breeds, so the result must be a highly treasured dog. Cavoodle has a social nature. They are truly gentle, friendly, and very affectionate towards their families.

They do not compromise loyalty and value their bond with human companions. They are pack animals. They considered their families as a pack and sometimes became overly protective of their families. They are so attached to their owners that they follow them around like a shadow.

Cavoodle Temperament

The Cavoodle temperament has a combination of both parents. They are very obedient, trainable, and very eager to learn everything. They love to stay in the company of their families and other pets. They are also suitable for children, but it is important to teach your kid to treat them like pets, not toys.

Health and Care Tips 

Due to their crossbreeding history, Cavoodles have a very diverse genetic makeup that makes them less prone to their parents’ health problems. Its long life span is also a gift of genetic diversity.

Whenever you bring your Cavoodle home, the first thing to do is take him to the vet. A vet can guide you on genetic problems like eye defects, slipped kneecaps, and congenital heart problems. (See the vets in Australia who stock Delicate Care). By dealing with these issues early on, you can enjoy many years of friendship with Cavoodle.

At what age is a Cavoodle fully grown?

Cavoodles are considered fully grown at the age of 10-12 months. On the other hand, a giant dog breed is fully grown when it is almost two years old. If you have a Cavoodle, consider them fully developed by the age of one year.

How big do Cavoodles get?

When a Cavoodle reaches the age of one year, it grows to between 12 and 14 inches tall, but its height can vary. Cavoodles weigh around 5.5 kg to 11.5 kg or 12 to 25 pounds, but its weight also depends on the size of its parents.

The adult Cavoodle will be much smaller if they combine a toy poodle and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. But if you take an average size of these Cavoodles, they will be around 25.5 cm to 38 cm or 10-15 inches tall .

How much do Cavoodle puppies cost in Australia?

The cost of a Cavoodle depends on the type of breeder. Cavoodle can cost you $2,500 to $5,000 AUD. That’s a lot of money for a breed that small, and most pet lovers are hesitant to make such a large investment. But due to its positive traits and Cavoodle excellent temperament, it is well worth the investment.

Can Cavoodles be left alone? 

Cavoodles are very social, so they cannot live alone for long; they need the company of their human companions 24 hours a day. If you leave your Cavoodle for a long time, they can develop many behavior problems.

Are Cavoodles easy to train?

Cavoodles are very smart, so they are easy to train and learn things quickly. They can even work as service dogs. They can learn new tricks, but you need the patience to teach them.

What problems do Cavoodles have?

Cavoodles can suffer from many problems such as:

  • Syringomyelia 
  • Cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy.
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Hip dysplasia 

Are male or female Cavoodles better?

There is a difference between male and female Cavoodles. Male Cavoodles are slightly larger than females with deeper chests, wider heads, and heavier coats. Many pet owners claim that female Cavoodle is much more affectionate than male Cavoodle.

How many years do Cavoodles live? 

Cavoodles have diverse genetic makeup that makes them less prone to disease. Due to this genetic diversity, their life expectancy is much longer, almost 10 to 14 years.

Is a Cavoodle a small or medium dog? 

Cavoodle is a comparatively new breed of dog, so they have little variety in their size. As a mix of Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cavoodles are medium to large-sized dog breeds. Its size largely depends on its poodle parent.

How smart are Cavoodles?

Cavoodles are very friendly and intelligent dogs, which is why they are the perfect pet for owners of all ages. They are extremely intelligent and always aware of their surroundings. Cavoodles are eager to learn new tricks and can also work as service dogs.

Grooming and Other Care: Are Cavoodles High Maintenance?

Cavoodles are among the dog breeds that require regular grooming, regular brushing, and professional grooming. They don’t shed much and are considered hypoallergenic. You can do grooming at home, but professional grooming is necessary every six weeks.

Cavoodles also require regular cleaning of the ears because otherwise, they can get an ear infection. Brushing your dog teeth twice a week is recommended or even these treats can help; otherwise, tartar can build up and lead to gingivitis. Eye cleaning is also necessary to remove tear stains.

Are Cavoodles hypoallergenic?

Very few dog breeds are hypoallergenic, and Cavoodle is one of them. They shed very little. That’s why the allergy-causing dander is shed in very small amounts and does not produce any allergies.

At Delicate Care we have a range of special and day to day hypoallergenic pet food ranges.

Conclusion

Cavoodles are a very intelligent and affectionate breed of dog. They require regular care, vet checkups, and regular exercise that make them an excellent pet for families. However, you shouldn’t leave your Cavoodle for too long because they can suffer from separation anxiety.