The Cavachon is a small mixed-breed dog that was created by breeding the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise. The resulting dog is a well-tempered and adorable puppy that’s great for families, and that’s well-suited to indoor living environments. If you're considering one, here's everything you need to know about the breed and finding the right breeders.
A Perfect Combination
Most Cavachons have the body of a Bichon with the markings of a Spaniel. Their soft, silky, and mildly wavy coats can be all white, or white with apricot, black, or black and tan markings. They don’t shed very much, making them an ideal choice for people with minor allergies.
While the size of any dog will depend on the parents, they're typically around 12 to 13 inches high, and generally weigh between 10 and 20 pounds. Their life expectancy is between 10 and 17 years.
An Energetic and Playful Dog That’s Good with Kids
Cavachons tend to be playful, cheerful, and social dogs, and because they're so affectionate and gentle, they make excellent family pets. Thanks to their friendly, sweet, and outgoing temperament, they are also tolerant animals that get along well with children and other pets. These dogs aren't aggressive and they don’t bark excessively, but they will bark to alert about the presence of strangers.
Caring for Your Cavachon
Grooming: They don’t shed very much, but because they do have lots of fur, they need to be groomed regularly, including weekly baths and brushing.
Exercise: These are fairly active dogs that will need regular walks, games of fetch, and trips to the dog park. Despite their energy levels, they aren't hyperactive, making them ideal for small homes and apartments.
Training: They are smart dogs, so training will be a treat. They are good at picking up commands and are obedient pets, but training and socializing should start when the dogs are quite young.
Feeding: Thanks to their small size, these dogs will only need about three-quarters to one and a half cups of food per day. Dry food is ideal.
Attention: They are friendly, loyal, and affectionate, and they’ll form close bonds with the family, and will need regular affection and attention.
Finding a Healthy and Happy Pup
When choosing a Cavachon breeder and pup for your family, it’s important to know what to look for in a healthy dog. In terms of behavior, the dog should be alert, curious, and not too standoffish. When examining for physical health, look for pink gums, pale pink inner ears, a shiny coat, a moist nose, and clear eyes. The dog should also be clean all over, including the coat, nose, eyes, gums, and ears.
A Cavachon is an ideal dog for families and people who are looking for a loyal and loving companion. These dogs take the best traits from their parents, making them smart, cute, and playful little dogs that love attention and moderate exercise.
We have a great selection of Cavachon puppies for sale in Maryland. Find one to take home today.