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Breed in the Spotlight: Cavapoo

We’ve a soft spot for the Cavapoo. This crossbreed dog isn’t short of cute appeal. Get one and we reckon you’ll be fighting of admirers, desperate to say “hello” to your pet.

They are a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

The Cavapoo isn’t a big dog, generally weighing between 12 and 25 pounds (6-11.5 kilos) and a height of anywhere between 9-14 inches (23-35 centimetres). Cavapoos don’t moult much, which partly explains their popularity as they’re sometimes viewed as a good hypoallergenic choice.

The dogs have long ears and a soft coat, like a Poodle. Sometimes, though, the dogs have silkier coats just like Cavaliers.

They come in various colours—gold, black and white, brown and white or black, white and ten.

TEMPERAMENT

People love Cavapoos because they are very friendly dogs who thrive on human attention. They are loyal and social, and they get on well with other dogs. They will enjoy being part of a family—and you’ll enjoy having them there.

HEALTH

Generally, Cavapoos are healthy dogs. But they might be susceptible to health problems poodles or Cavaliers suffer from, such as cataracts, epilepsy and ear problems. Their teeth require regular cleaning as the dogs can be prone to periodontal disease.

CARE

The Cavapoo needs regular grooming to prevent the coat from matting, and he or she should probably be clipped twice a year by a professional. Take care of their ears too and keep their nails trimmed.

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