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.
The cavachon, being energetic, but not hyperactive, needs moderate routine exercise to stay fit and burn off energy. Common dog games like a game of fetch and a morning or evening walk or some physical activity are recommended.
These dogs need the minimum regular attention from its master. They enjoy being loved by others family members, and thus it is easy for them to create a bond between themselves and the owner.
Despite being hypoallergenic, both the adult and the puppy need brushed and trimmed regularly for their very-hairy get-up. Keep them clean and dry.
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.
- Because the breed ‘cavachon’ is a hybrid of two separate breeds, no authoritative breed standard has been set for them.
- They are not kennel dogs. They would rather prefer to stay around with their owners, right with them, in their homes.
- As self-entertainers, the cavachons are better than most other dog breeds at entertaining themselves. This exclusive playfulness of these dogs eases the tasks of their owners.
- Cavachons love playing in water.
Buying/Adopting Cavachon Puppies From Breeders
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.