Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are bred to either a miniature or a toy poodle in order to achieve the small and lovable Cavapoo.
A Cavapoo full grown will typically weigh between 12 to 25 pounds, which places them in the category of being a small to medium breed of dog.
Depending on the type of poodle that was used in the breeding process, a typical Cavapoo will reach a height of between 9 and 14 inches.
Despite the fact that both Poodles and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are considered to be toy breeds, the size of the Cavapoo will be heavily influenced by the size of the father Poodle.
When Is A Cavapoo Full Grown?
After a year, Cavapoos are considered to have reached their full size.
However, a number of factors, including the parent’s genetics, diet, level of physical activity, and health, may have an impact on their size.
In comparison to larger breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel reaches full maturity in a very short amount of time.
Poodles, for example, mature the fastest of all breeds. It typically takes both mini and toys 6-7 months to reach maturity.
All Cavapoos reach full maturity on average at about one and a half years of age, however some of the smaller Cavapoos may do so sooner.
At What Age Are Cavapoos Sexually Mature?
Female cavapoos typically experience their first heat cycle between the ages of 6 and 8 months.
This means that it is possible for your dog to be sexually mature before it has finished growing.
You need to be extra careful during this time frame and keep checking if your puppy has started her first heat cycle. It is not always noticeable.
If she has started her heat cycle then it is best to stop taking her for walks and to separate her from any male dogs that are at home.
The smell of her heat cycle will drive a male dog nuts and he will do anything he can to get to her.
It is vitally important that she does not become pregnant as she is not yet physically or mentally ready to have a litter.
She has not fully developed yet and being pregnant at his young age can be very detrimental to her health.
It is for this reason that veterinarians are ready to perform sterilization procedures on small breed dogs, such as Cavapoos, as early as six months of age.
How Big Does A Cavapoo Full Grown Get?
Your Cavapoo puppy’s parents’ size will be the best indicator of how big your Cavapoo will grow.
The size range for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is between 12 to 13 inches tall and they can weigh up to 18 pounds.
The smallest size that breeders normally offer is referred as as a “teacup” Cavapoo.
Teacup Cavapoos are often tiny, weighing 5 to 10 pounds, and standing 8 to 10 inches tall.
A Teacup Cavapoo will grow to be around the size of a standard-sized sheet of paper.
Toy Poodles and tiny Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were originally used to breed the teacup-sized Cavapoo.
The majority of breeders will then select the “runt,” or smallest size puppy from the litter to continue producing puppies of smaller sizes.
Teacup-sized Cavapoos are a subject of considerable debate, therefore we normally do not suggest this size.
Producing these tiny Cavapoos comes at a price as this size Cavapoo experiences a lot more health problems than any of the other sizes.
Toy Cavapoos are just a tad bit larger than their Teacup counterparts.
They are traditionally created through the breeding of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel of a normal size and a Toy Poodle, both of which are small!
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can range in weight from 13 to 18 pounds and has a height between 12 and 13 inches.
On the other hand, the Toy Poodle weighs between 6 and 9 pounds and stands approximately 10 inches tall at the shoulder.
Toy Cavapoos average out to a weight of 7 to 13 pounds and a height of approximately 12 inches.
If you live in a smaller space, such as an apartment or condo, a Toy Cavapoo could be an excellent choice for you.
Toy Cavapoos are able to do well in homes with limited space, in contrast to other Doodle breeds, which generally require a larger area in which to move around and exercise.
Miniature Cavapoo or Mini Cavapoo
The Cavapoo is most commonly found in the Mini or Miniature size.
This size is produced by crossing a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Miniature Poodle, and it is only slightly larger than the Toy Cavapoo size.
A Mini Poodle stands about 15 inches tall and weighs between 12 and 20 pounds.
The Mini Cavapoo is an average-sized adult dog that weighs 13 to 25 pounds and measures 12 to 16 inches tall.
Mini Cavapoo pups are the most popular because they are neither too small nor too large.
You get a very nice companion dog that will get along well with everyone in your family.
They are neither overly large, like a Goldendoodle or Labradoodle, nor are they undersized.
Whether you are in a home, an apartment, or a condo, they can thrive any place.
Standard Cavapoo or Cuddle Cavapoo
Cuddle Cavapoos or Standard Cavapoos are purposely bred to be larger than all other Cavapoos. The Poodle parent will be a Standard Poodle (the biggest of all Poodles).
Standard Poodles can weigh between 40 and 70 pounds and average over 15 inches in height.
Standard Cavapoos typically weigh 20 lb. to 30 lb. and measure 18 inches in height.
In order to keep your large Cavapoo happy and healthy, you need provide enough of daily exercise and a large, open area to run around in.
Below is a table showing a summary of the different size Cavapoos.
Another fact to keep in consideration is the sex of your puppy. Female dogs tend to end up smaller than male dogs.
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Because Cavapoos are not purebred dogs, their height and weight can differ tremendously.
You will even find great differences between litter mates with most litters having one large puppy, one tiny puppy and the rest being of average size.
The Poodle parent will give an estimate of your Cavapoo’s adult size but it is not a guarantee.