These sweet-natured, adaptable dogs love being the centre of attention and are a top choice for any family.

A cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle, these so-called ‘designer dogs’ (a cross between two pure breeds) are sweet-natured, great with children and known to make good therapy dogs. As yet unrecognised as a breed by the Kennel Club, the low shedding Cavapoo is the smaller cousin of the much-loved Cockapoo and is also known as a Cavoodle, Cavadoo or a Cavapoodle.

Vital Stats

Size: Small to medium
Coat: Generally low-shedding
Exercise: 1 hour a day
Life span: 10 – 15 years
Breed group: Cross-breed
Temperament: Sweet, friendly, intelligent, sensitive
Size Small
Coat Low
Exercise 1 hr Life span 10

Cavapoo Temperament & Personality

The intelligence of a Poodle mixed with the sweet nature of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel means that the Cavapoo has one of the most appealing and adaptable personalities of any dog.


Cavapoo Training & Exercise

By inheriting some of the best traits from its parents, the Cavapoo is an extremely trainable and obedient breed that loves to please its owner. With lots of energy to burn and an inquisitive nature, be sure to give it plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.


Cavapoo Grooming

Cavapoo coats come in a wide variety of colours, lengths and textures. The dominance of their parents’ genes will dictate whether your pet has a longer, silky coat (from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) or a short and curly coat (from the Poodle).

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Cavapoo Nutrition

Cavapoos aren’t usually fussy eaters, but like all dogs, giving them the best quality food is essential for them to grow into happy, healthy dogs.


What to know before you buy or rehome a Cavapoo

If you’re thinking about welcoming a Cavapoo into your home, here are a few important things to keep in mind.

Cavapoo insurance considerations

Cavapoos sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.

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