Below are short answers to the most common questions relating to the Cavapoo.
Are Cavapoo hypoallergenic?
Some are and some are not. If your Cavapoo looks more like a poodle then there is a good chance that it will be hypoallergenic. If they look more like a Cavalier then they will not be hypoallergenic.
Can Cavapoos swim?
Most dogs can swim but a lot of them do not enjoy swimming. The same applies to the Cavapoo. If you want your Cavapoo to enjoy swimming, then introduce them to the pool at an early age. Make sure it is done in a fun and safe way.
Are Cavapoos barkers?
They are generally not regarded as barkers but there can be exceptions. Cavapoos are smart and very trainable so any nuisance barking can quickly be nipped in the bud. Learn how to control barking.
How much is a Cavapoo puppy?
You can expect to pay anything between $1000 and $2000 with the average being in the region of $1500. Even though the Cavapoo is a cross breed and not a pure breed, they have become very popular, hence the higher price. Read more about this here.
How big does a Cavapoo get?
The average weight of an adult Cavapoo is 15 to 20 pounds with a height of between 18 to 14 inches at the shoulders.
Is a Cavapoo a good family dog?
They are excellent family dogs. Cavapoos are affectionate, loyal and great with kids and elderly people alike. Because of this, they make great therapy and service dogs.
Are Cavapoos aggressive?
No, they are not. But any dog will react if not treated correctly and with respect. It is very important that children are taught how to interact properly with any dog.
Do Cavapoos smell?
They can smell if they suffer from an underlying health problem. Dogs with floppy ears are prone to ear infections which can cause bad smells. Male dogs can urinate on themselves which can smell bad. Stinky breath can be the result of bad oral hygiene. Here is a more in depth article.
Why are Cavapoos so clingy?
Cavapoos become clingy when they are showered with too much love and attention. Give them space and time alone when they are very young and also avoid picking them up all the time as this encourages them to become clingy.
Are Cavapoos calm?
Most Cavapoos are calm but some can be sensitive so it is important to expose them to different experiences to ensure they develop into a calm and well behaved adult.
What health problems do Cavapoos have?
The most common health problem in Cavapoos is mitral valve disease and syringomyelia which both come from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel side. They are also prone to hip dysplasia and epilepsy. You can get more info here.
Can Cavapoos be left alone?
Cavapoos can suffer from separation anxiety as they form close bonds with their owners. This can be overcome and avoided by training them from day one to be alone. Start off with very short periods of time and slowly extend the time until they are comfortable to be left alone for a few hours. Ideally they do best with someone who is at home for at least part of the day or with another doggy friend to keep them company.
Can you go running with a Cavapoo?
Cavapoos love to do whatever you are doing and that includes running. Just start off with short runs and make sure that they do not run when it is too hot as they are sensitive to heat.
Do Cavapoos need lots of exercise?
These enthusiastic and energetic little dogs need moderate exercise. A daily walk of 30 to 45 mins is needed to drain some of their energy. Playtime should also be a big part of their day as they also need mental stimulation to keep them occupied.
How long will a Cavapoo live?
Cavapoos have an average life expectancy of 11 to 15 years.
Are Cavapoos good with children?
Yes, they are excellent with children but very young children should always be supervised when they are around any dog, no matter the breed. Teach your children how to be gentle with your Cavapoo and make sure they do not disturb them when they are sleeping or eating.
Do Cavapoos like long walks?
A long walk of not more than 2 hours should be okay. Just make sure that they have lots of breaks and are not walked when it is hot.
Are Cavapoo puppies easy to train?
Yes, they are very easy to train as they are smart and love to please you.
What are Cavapoo coat types?
Cavapoos can either be curly like the Poodle or straight and wavy like the Cavalier. You can get both coat types in the same litter.