11 Reasons Why Cavapoos Make the Perfect Family Dog

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Are you looking for a furry, four-legged companion to join your family? Look no further than the adorable and affectionate Cavapoo!

This charming breed is a cross between a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and they make the perfect addition to any family.

In this article, we will explore 11 reasons why Cavapoos make the perfect family dog.

A cavapoo’s friendly and playful personality, low-shedding coat and adaptable nature, make them the perfect match for families of all sizes and lifestyles.

Whether you have young children, live in a small apartment, or have a busy schedule, a Cavapoo may just be the perfect furry companion you’ve been looking for!

Cavapoos Are Friendly and Affectionate

You will be hard pressed to find a more friendly and affection breed of dog. In fact, the Cavalier King Charles is famous for it’s affection.

A cavapoo’s affection is lavished on adults and children alike.

They might have ‘their’ favorite person but these dogs will show affection to whoever wants it.

Cavapoos are very friendly.

But you do need to make sure from puppy hood that they are properly socialized and exposed to lots of different situations and people (including children).

Cavapoos Are Friendly and Affectionate

Manageable Size

Cavapoos tend to be classified as small to medium sized dogs with a height between 9-14 inches and a weight of between 8-25 pounds.

Only cavapoos with a standard poodle parent will become quite big.

There are many pros to having a smaller dog.

They eat less, poop is smaller, they can be picked up and they are a perfect size for your lap.

Being smaller dogs, they are well-suited for small living spaces and apartments.

Low To Non-Shedding Coat

If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies then a cavapoo could be the perfect family dog.

Just make sure that you get one that resembles a poodle more than one that looks more like a cavalier.

The coat should be quite curly. If the coat is more straight and the face looks more like a cavalier then the dog will be low shedding.

A cavapoo puppy might shed when it’s adult coat starts to come in but it should only be temporary.

Cavapoos Are Easy To Train

The one parent dog of a cavapoo is the poodle which is awesome because poodles are extremely intelligent.

Poodles are so trainable that they were often used as circus dogs in the past to perform tricks.

Nowadays, poodles are used for hunting, dock jumping, agility and truffle hunting.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are no slouch either when it comes to ease of training.

Cavaliers with their charming temperament and eager-to-please attitude are just as easy to train.

Please note though that they do require positive training methods as they are gentle dogs.

Combining these two breeds gives the cavapoo an excellent chance of being easy to train.

Cavapoos and children

Good with Children

Cavapoos are patient and gentle with children, which makes them an excellent choice for families with young kids.

You can read more about this here – https://cavapoolove.com/are-cavapoos-good-with-kids/

Playful and Energetic

Don’t let their smaller size fool you. Cavapoos can be very playful and energetic.

They love to play and will thoroughly enjoy romping in the garden with the kids.

Cavapoos are also up to more energetic activities like hiking and boating making them a great partner for more active families.

Just be careful that they don’t overheat due to their thick coats.

Cavapoos Are Adaptable

Cavapoos are highly adaptable.

They can live in an apartment or a sprawling country home with a large garden.

They can also adapt to whatever you want to do whether it is to enjoy an evening watching movies and lying on the couch to being adventurous and spending the day on the lake.

Cavapoos are adaptable to different living situations and lifestyles, making them a good fit for families with different needs and schedules.

They Are Social Dogs

Cavapoos do really well in a multi-pet household.

Existing animals might take a little bit of time adjusting to the new arrival but if given space and time then they will accept the new addition.

I talk about how to go about this in this article – https://cavapoolove.com/introducing-your-new-cavapoo/

Cavapoos enjoy nothing more then spending time with their families and will be so excited when you come home.

They need to be a part of the family and as such do not cope being housed outside.

Cavapoo with family

Cavapoos Make Great Companions

You will not find a greater and more loyal companion then a cavapoo.

They have a keen sense of when you are needing a bit of extra tender loving care and are more than happy to look after you.

Cavapoos have a desire to always be with you and the world looks brighter with them by your side.

They are great companions for everyone from the elderly to small children.

Good Travel Companion

Cavapoos don’t take up much space so they make good traveling companions.

They do have an adventurous side and love to explore new places so if you love travelling around the country then take your cavapoo with you.

Be well prepared with a good car seat and see where life takes you and your cavapoo.

Therapy Dog Potential

Temperament and behavior is everything when it come to therapy dogs.

Ease of training and calmness are just as important.

The cavapoo has all of these qualities and given the opportunity can excel in this role.

Cavapoos not only make great therapy dogs, they are also well suited to families who have children with disabilities or challenges.

Most cavapoos tend to be calm, sensitive to others and intuitive.

You do get some that might be too energetic or boisterous to be therapy dogs so if this is the main reason for getting a cavapoo then work with the breeder to get a puppy with the right attitude and temperament.

Final Thoughts

It’s clear that Cavapoos are the perfect family dog.

From their friendly and affectionate nature to their adaptability and low-maintenance needs, these adorable pups have everything a family could want in a furry companion.

Whether you’re looking for a playful playmate for your children, a loyal companion for your elderly family members, or a portable travel buddy, a Cavapoo has got you covered.

If you’re ready to add a loving and loyal furry friend to your family, consider adopting a Cavapoo and experience all the joy and love they have to offer!


Are Cavapoos high maintenance?

They are considered high maintenance but only because of their grooming needs.

Are Cavapoos hard to potty train?

As with any other breed of puppy, some can be quick and easy to potty train while others seem to take a little longer to finally understand.

Are Cavapoos very needy?

They are very loving dogs that want to be with their owners. They can become needy if they are not trained from an early age to be alone.

Are Cavapoos stubborn?

They are not classified as stubborn dogs but every dog is different so their is never a guarantee that your pup will not be stubborn.

Are Cavapoos forgiving?

It is best to avoid any situation where a dog can be hurt so make sure children know how to treat and respect them. If a cavapoo is repeatedly hurt then it will learn not to trust the person hurting it.

Should I get a cockapoo or Cavapoo?

These two mix breeds are very similar. You can read a full article discussing this here.

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Irma Bense is an experienced dog owner with over 43 years of experience with dog showing, dog breeding, dog training and general dog ownership. Her love for spaniels also includes the Cavapoo, a wonderful mix breed between a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Presently she is the proud parent of two Cocker Spaniels, Charli and Bailey and one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Tucker.

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