Welcome to our guide to the Cavapoo.
The Cavapoo is a mix of two different breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Cavapoo breed of dog.
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If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Are you looking to buy a Cavapoo – then see our list of Cavapoo breeders.
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Why Choose a Cavapoo?
What type of owners buy a Cavapoo?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Cavapoo breed?
Why do you think the Cavapoo is special?
What are your favourite things about the Cavapoo?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Cavapoo and not another breed?
How would you describe the Cavapoo temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Cavapoo over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Cavapoo?
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About The Breed
What colors of Cavapoo are most popular?
What does the Cavapoo look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Cavapoo breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Cavapoo and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Cavapoo have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Cavapoo?
What is the breed standard/description for the Cavapoo?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Cavapoo that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Cavapoo breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Cavapoo?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Cavapoo breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Cavapoo match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Cavapoo – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Cavapoo puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Cavapoo home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Cavapoo, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Cavapoo weigh?
When the Cavapoo is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Cavapoo ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Cavapoo smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Cavapoo growth chart?
What breed group does the Cavapoo come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Cavapoo is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Cavapoo with children?
Do you think the Cavapoo is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Cavapoo get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Cavapoo owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Cavapoo or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Cavapoo be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Cavapoo during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Cavapoo?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Cavapoo breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Cavapoo puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Cavapoo?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Cavapoo cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Cavapoo and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Cavapoo owners?
What types of people are buying the Cavapoo and why?
Where can I buy Cavapoo rescue dogs or find a Cavapoo for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Cavapoo can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Cavapoo puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Cavapoo?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Cavapoo?
As a Cavapoo breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Cavapoo?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Cavapoo’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Cavapoo puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Cavapoo have popular names?
If my Cavapoo is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Cavapoo be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Cavapoo biting?
How do you prevent a Cavapoo chewing?
How do you stop a Cavapoo jumping up?
Does the Cavapoo have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Cavapoo keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Cavapoo dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Cavapoo and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Cavapoo owners?
As a breeder of the Cavapoo , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Cavapoo breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Cavapoo owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Cavapoo?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Cavapoo compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Cavapoo owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Cavapoo?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Cavapoo shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Cavapoo a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Cavapoo?
Can you offer new Cavapoo owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Cavapoo?
What started your interest in showing the Cavapoo?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Cavapoo – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Cavapoo and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Cavapoo?
What official organisations are there for the new Cavapoo owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Cavapoo, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remained the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Cavapoo out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Cavapoo special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Cavapoo and do you have any tips or advice for new Cavapoo owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Cavapoo home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Cavapoo to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Cavapoo sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Cavapoo owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Cavapoo?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Cavapoo have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Cavapoo have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Cavapoo vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Cavapoo for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Cavapoo be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Cavapoo spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Cavapoo is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Cavapoo not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Cavapoo?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Cavapoo dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Cavapoo?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Cavapoo?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Cavapoo – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Cavapoo dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Cavapoo or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video on the Cavapoo.