The Cavachon came about by crossing two pedigree dogs namely the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the Bichon Frise.
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The breed was first developed in the States with the first Cavachon appearing on the scene in 1996 when two pure breeds were crossed, namely the Bichon Frise and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The result was a delightful and charming looking little dog that inherited many of their parent breeds' physical traits. For the moment, they are classed as "designer dogs" and as such Cavachons are not recognised as a breed by The Kennel Club here in the UK.
Cavachons are small dogs that boast extra fluffy, thick coats which can be quite wavy or curly. They have inherited many of their physical traits from their parent breeds, being the Bichon Frisee and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. A result of the cross is a delightful dog with extremely expressive eyes and a cute face. Although small in stature, these little dogs have an athletic look about them. They have the long, floppy ears of the Cavalier and they have inherited their medium to long silky, soft coat from both parent breeds.
When it comes to temperament, the Cavachon boasts having a gentle, affectionate and kind nature. They thrive on human company although they enjoy being around other dogs and pets as well. They have become known as real lap dogs never turning down an invitation to cuddle up with an owner whenever they can.
Cavachons are intelligent and they pick up new things very quickly, but this includes the good and the bad. With this said, training a Cavachon is usually a fun, enjoyable experience because they are so receptive when it comes to staying focused on a person they have formed a strong bond with. These little dogs thrive on getting things "right" and love nothing more than receiving as much praise from their owners as possible when they do.
Cavachons have lots energy and love nothing more than to be playing interactive games with their owners. They are very playful and fun-loving by nature which makes them such a pleasure to have around. They need to be given at least 30 minutes exercise every day and they also need a lot of mental stimulation because they are such smart characters. If a Cavachon does not have enough to do, they quickly get bored and will find new ways to entertain and amuse themselves which could see a dog developing some destructive behaviours around the home. They could also start to suffer from separation anxiety if they are not given enough daily exercise and attention.
Coming from two toy breeds, Cavachon puppies are still relatively small when they're old enough to go to new homes, typically weighing around four to five pounds. They need to be handled with care, and it's best to give them a crate of their own so they have a secure place to sleep.
7) Family Pets
Cavachons form very strong bonds with their families and love nothing more than to be involved in everything that goes on in a household. They adore playing interactive games because of they boast being fun-loving, bouncy characters by nature with the added bonus being they have inherited the intelligence of both parent breeds which makes them easy to train.
As with any other breed, Cavachons need to be groomed on a regular basis to make sure their coats and skin are kept in top condition. They also need to be given regular daily exercise to ensure they remain fit and healthy. On top of this, dogs need to be fed good quality food that meets all their nutritional needs throughout their lives.
9) Around Strangers
They are also very aware of their environments and will quickly let an owner know when there are strangers around although, these adorable, charming dogs are in no way very good watchdogs thanks to their size and their affectionate, social natures. Cavachons are a great choice for first time owners thanks to the fact they are intelligent little dogs and they love nothing more than to please which means when well cared for and properly socialised, they are easy to train and a joy to have around.
In matters of health and wellbeing, the Cavachon is generally expected to be a healthy breed – in fact, it may life up to 15 years or more with proper veterinary care and a healthy diet. A healthy diet for Cavachon’s will be formulated to meet the needs of toy- or small-breed dogs and it will be made from high-quality ingredients like animal proteins, animal fats, and digestible carbohydrates.