The popular pet, Cavachon, a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise, is a breed classified under the ‘toy’ category, is an intelligent, affectionate, friendly, gentle and adorable dog, although not too good with children. The expected lifespan of cavachons is 10 to 17 years. They love attention of their masters, thus making it easy to create a bond between the two.
|Color||From just black, or white, or even apricot and tan, or a combination of the above colors. Spots are very common as well.|
|Group (Breed)||Toy Dogs|
|Lifespan||10 to 17 years|
|Weight/Size||9 to 25 pounds; Small to Medium|
|Hair||These dogs have a rather curly body fur, which is dense and fluffy.|
|Ears||Long hanging ears, covered with fur.|
|Size||Not more than 10-20 inches (average 15 inches).|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR,ACHC,ACHC,ACHC,ACHC|
They are tolerant, accepting, quiet and gentle, just opposite to other aggressive guard/watch dogs, and ideal for apartment life.
They must be trained with healthy habits and be fed with nutritious foods to make them healthier.
These intelligent, quick learners would pick up obedience training easily, especially, if trained from their puppyhood. Give them socialization training properly, as also, train them healthy habits.
Cavachons are rather light and sporadic eater who will be content with two small meals of quality dog food a day.
With their inner lining of ear hairs, ear infections are common, for which reason, checking the ears weekly is necessary, as also, cleaning them with canine ear cleaning solution few times every week. Other general small dog health issues include eye ulcerations (with its corneas rubbed by hair), heart murmurs, flea allergies and dry eye. Take to the vet immediately, if any of the above hazards are discovered.
The puppy must be bought from a well-known breeder or reliable source. The most important thing to consider at this stage is whether the seller/breeder has enough information about the puppy, its background and parents and even fore-parents, from where the buyer can easily judge the health and genetic information of this hybrid puppy.