By Dr. Watuwa JamesDr. James Watuwa Last updated: 27th November 2023


The Cavador, a small to medium-sized breed of dog known for its alert, cheerful, and responsive nature, is produced by crossing the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (a toy dog originating in the UK) with the Labrador Retriever (a gun dog originating in Canada). It has large eyes, long floppy ears, and a miniature Labrador-like appearance.

Cavador Pictures

Quick Information

Other namesCavadoor, Cavadore, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel-Labrador Retriever mix
CoatShort/Medium, water-repellent, dense, silky
ColorRed, yellow, brown, golden, black
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group of BreedToy, Sporting
Lifespan10-14 years
Weight25-55 lbs (11.3-25 kg)
Size and HeightMedium; around 20 inches
TemperamentEnergetic, affectionate, intelligent, gentle, friendly, playful
Good with ChildrenYes
Country Originated inUnknown
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationDRA

Cavador Video

Temperament and Behavior

The loving, friendly, and good-natured Cavadors enjoy human presence and stay close to their owners. Moreover, these gentle and lovable dogs are good with kids. They make ideal playmates for children who can actively participate in dog sports or teach them tricks. These qualities make them excellent family pets.

Because of their lively as well as inquisitive disposition, they love to run around and explore things in the house. Since they have a keen sense of smell, an ‘interesting’ scent might urge them to track it to its source. They are always alert, watchful and wary of their surroundings, which make them useful for the detection of narcotics as well as other police works.



Being active and energetic, it needs a decent amount of exercise regularly. A daily 30-minute walk on a leash along with a jogging session is sufficient. You can also let your pet run and play games of fetch in a fenced yard to help burn off its energy, but ensure that there are no other smaller animals or rodents in the yard. If you own a puppy, make sure that, it is not overly worked out.


Brush its coat several times a week to keep it shiny and free from loose or dead hair. Also, check its ears every week for signs of infection. If required, use a vet recommended solution to clean them. Bathing is recommended only when necessary.

Health Problems

Even though there are no known health issues specific to the Cavador, your pet may inherit one of the health conditions that its parent breeds are predisposed to, including hip dysplasia, genetic eye disease, heart disease like Mitral Valve Disease, and respiratory disorder such as Airway Obstruction Syndrome. Thus, it is advisable to take your pet to the vet for medical check-ups every 2-3 months.


Training a Cavador is something that you will find enjoyable. As an intelligent breed, it accepts and obeys your instructions promptly and can learn to do some tricks. Obedience classes and socialization training during puppyhood are necessary to curb its chasing or hunting instincts.


Serve your pet 1.5-2.5 cups of dry kibble daily but divide it into two meals.

Interesting Facts

  • A Cavador from Mitcham, named “Beau The Mitcham Ripper Henderson,” was voted as one of the naughtiest pets in Victoria, Australia in 2014.

6 responses to “Cavador”

  1. Denise says:

    We are looking for a Cavador puppy and live in Waterloo, On. Do you know where I could find one?

  2. Michael says:

    Looking to purchase a cavodor

  3. anonymous says:

    aren’t they bred from artificial insemination(AI)

  4. Bethany says:

    Hi. I’m looking for a cavador. I had one for 15 years and she was amazing. I am also looking to train the pup for search and rescue. I am in Pennsylvania but I am willing to travel within the US for the pup. If anyone can help you can email

  5. Maria Teresa says:

    hello! I am looking for a Cavador, where can I buy one.

    • Kelly says:

      Hi Maria, did you have any luck? I am also looking but have so far been unsuccessful. Any contact details of breeders would be a great help. Thanks x

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