The Cavapoo is a cross between two pure breeds, namely a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
There are TOP 10 interesting facts about Cavapoo.
Cavapoos were first bred in American during the 1950's by breeders who wanted to create a low-shedding dog that would be an ideal choice for people who suffer from allergies. Poodles were used to create Cavapoos for this reason. It was not very long before these charming little dogs found their way into the hearts and homes of many people not only in the United States, but over here in the UK and elsewhere in the world thanks to the fact they inherited many of their parent breed traits.
2) Family Pets
They become totally devoted to their families, loving nothing more than to be part of a household and involved in everything that goes on in the home. They are also known to get on well with children and when well socialised from a young age, they like being around other dogs and pets too. In short, a Cavoo is an all-round, highly adaptable small dog and one that fits in with most lifestyles with no trouble at all because they are so adaptable and versatile.
3) Clever Dogs
They are clever dogs having inherited their intelligence from both parent breeds and as such they need to be given the right amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation for them to be truly happy, well-rounded and obedient dogs. When a Cavapoo is well socialised from a young age and correctly trained using positive reinforcement methods, they are a real pleasure to have around and many of these charming dogs do a great job as therapy dogs.
4) Playfull breed
Cavapoos are playful and they enjoy taking part in lots of canine sports and playing interactive games like "fetch". Being energetic, they excel at activities like agility and thoroughly enjoy the attention they are given when being trained and when they are taking part in competitions, shows and events.
This particular breed is available in wide variety of different colors as well as sizes. Coat colors include solid white, black and tri-colors. The exact color and size of the Cavapoo will depend upon the size and coloring of the parent. The coat of the Cavapoo will vary between flat and straight and wavy and curly. There are both first generation as well as second generation Cavapoo dogs. First generation dogs are produced by breeding a Cavlier King Charles Spaniel and a poodle. Second generation Cavapoos are produced by breeding two Cavapoos.
Cavapoos are lively, energetic and inquisitive little dogs. They are also very smart which in short, means they need to be given the right amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation for them to be truly happy, well-rounded and obedient dogs. A shorter walk in the morning would be fine, but a longer more interesting one in the afternoon is a must. These dogs also like to be able to roam around a back garden as often as possible so they can really let off steam. However, the fencing has to be extremely secure to keep these lively little dogs in because if they find a weakness in the fence, they will soon escape out and get into all sorts of trouble.
As with any other breed, Cavapoos need to be groomed on a regular basis to make sure their coats and skin are kept in top condition, bearing in mind that they are high maintenance and benefit from being professionally groomed several times a year. 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 to suit the different stages of their lives.
8) Separation Anxiety
The only downside to sharing a home with a Cavapoo is that they thrive on human company and hate being left on their own for any extended periods of time. As such, they are happy when they live in a household where one person usually stays at home when everyone else is out. If left to their own devices for long periods of time, these charming small dogs can quickly develop some unwanted behavioural issues which can be hard to correct. This includes excessive barking, being destructive around the home and suffering from separation anxiety.
They are thought to be hypoallergenic, although it has to be said, that although they have inherited this from their Poodle lineage, it is the dander a dog sheds that is partly responsible for triggering allergies in people. With this said, the Cavapoo is still considered to a low-shedding little dog and one that’s become a popular choice with people who suffer from allergies.
Cavapoos may be susceptible to the health problems of both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle, but there’s also a chance that the genetic diversity introduced by mixing two breeds may lower the chances of developing certain inherited diseases.