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Cavoodle: An unusual dog breed

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Cavoodle: An unusual dog breed
Cavoodle: An unusual dog breed
Last update: 05 June, 2018

What would an ideal dog be like for you? Can you imagine a furry, stuffed-animal-like dog, that continued to look young during his two decades of life? Would you also prefer that your dog not bark, be a friendly companion and not provoke allergies? Well, those traits describe the Cavoodle (also known as a Cavapoo), a “purebred” dog breed that was created recently.

Is it necessary to create new dog breeds?

Beyond how adorable these dogs look, it is common to wonder why there is a need to continue creating new breeds, when there are so many great pets that still need to be adopted.

An obvious answer is that purebred dogs are good business. The price of a Cavoodle oscillated, around when the breed was created, at between 2,000 and 3,500 dollars. Then, as the trend of buying Cavoodles passed, the price has decreased — but no one is taking away the money that the breeders gained by selling Cavoodles at their high point in popularity.

Another answer to this question is the human habit of manipulating everything, including life itself. And so it was that towards the end of the first decade of this century, this beautiful dog breed was born from a cross between:

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels
  • Miniature poodles
  • Bichón frisés

Have you heard of the Cavoodle? In this article, we familiarize you with the breed. It is a small purebred dog that looks like stuffed animal, does not bark and is excellent company. Healthy, strong and hypoallergenic, a Cavoodle dog seems like an ideal option for families —  as long as you have enough money to buy one.

Learn about the special features of Cavoodles

The breeders Linda and Steve Rogers, from Arizona (USA), came up with the idea of creating the Cavoodle breed, with its eternal babyface and its capability of charming most people.

So, with the involvement of a geneticist and a reproductive veterinarian, this triple-cross of dog breeds resulted in dogs who, despite aging, do not lose their playful puppy-like appearance.

In addition to the traits the breeders were hoping for, they got two other fundamental benefits of the breed. Cavoodles do not bark and are hypoallergenic.

Hopefully, with all these specific characteristics, nobody gets confused about what Cavoodles are, as they are of course living beings and not toys.

More details about the Cavoodle

The physical characteristics of the Cavoodle include:

  • Wide face
  • Short nose
  • Rounded ears
  • Round head
  • Chunky and well-proportioned body
  • Varied colors (cinnamon, brown, beige, etc.)
  • Curly or frizzy fur
  • Between 4.5 and 7 kilograms of weight

As for the typical personality of a Cavoodle, it can be noted that they are very playful but gentle animals. Cavoodles get along very well with other dogs and with other pets.

Because Cavoodles are intelligent, friendly and cuddly, they often serve as therapy dogs. In addition, as they rarely shed their fur, they are ideal for visiting patients in hospitals and nursing homes.

Humans constantly manipulate

Other advantages sought by the breeders of these purebred dogs is that they would be easy to care for. Cavoodles do not need anything more than the attention that any normal dog requires. But in addition, Caboodles are strong and healthy dogs, which was an achievement of what the breeders were hoping to accomplish in creating the breed. This means that they do not have genetic faults and are not prone to developing certain types of diseases, like some breeds.

With all this information, one could almost say that the Cavoodle is the perfect companion pet, because they are little teddy bear-like creatures, and are friendly and playful. Time that will tell if these dogs are as healthy and long-lived as their breeders promise.

In any case, this new breed has not yet been recognized by any canine society. However, this seems to be a minor fact for those who fall in love with Cavoodles’ charming appearance and many are still willing to pay a large sum of money to buy a Cavoodle.

What do you think? Would you choose to buy a dog with these characteristics? Remember that you always have the option of adopting beautiful, sweet dogs that need homes and are currently living in pet shelters. And who knows — maybe you could find a Cavoodle in the pound. Some people have the harmful habit of buying dogs and then deciding that they won’t work for their families, and putting them in the dog pound.


This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.