Cavapoo Hybrid Dog

The Cavapoo is a crossbreed variety of dog. This unique hybrid is the result of crossing a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle, classified as an F1. Since the Cavapoo is a crossbreed, the appearance can vary but most share similar traits. The Cavapoo is also known as the Cavadoodle.
Behavior traits of the Cavapoo can vary though regarded as generally good. They may sometimes come off as overly needy and wanting of attention. The overall good nature of the Cavapoo makes it easy to train and loyal.
Given the diversity of these traits, it is hard to predict which characteristics will dominate. Subsequent breedings to the F2 or F3 level can dramatically alter the temperament and the appearance from the original F1.
Approximate Adult Size
As with many hybrid breeds, size and weight of the Cavapoo will vary. The approximate adult size, two years old or older, of either the male or female is 11 to 15 inches at the withers. The height of the withers is measured at the highest point of the shoulder. An adult Cavapoo can weigh between 12 and 20 pounds.
Special Health Considerations
Most dog breeds have certain health conditions problems associated with that specific breed. The Cavadoodle is prone to developing some of the same medical conditions as the parent breeds. As a result, there is a potential for the Cavapoo to develop cataracts, ear infections and epilepsy. As with most hybrid dog breeds, a full understanding of potential health issues is has not been established.
This disease list is provided only as an informative guideline and your Cavapoo may not experience these conditions. Consult a veterinary professional for more comprehensive information. As with any dog, the puppy stage, 0 to 12 months of age, is the time for shots, boosters and check up. As an adult, the dog should have an annual veterinary checkup including a dental exam and cleaning. Avoid feeding your dog sweets and other human foods, Always consult your veterinarian if you have questions about your dogs diet.
Grooming
The coat of Cavapoo reflects the beauty of the parent breeds and does need regular brushing. Regular brushing will help maintain a clean and healthy coat. The process of grooming provides an opportunity to examine the dog for skin problems and insects like fleas and ticks. Regular grooming helps to strengthen the emotional bond between you and your dog.
Dental health is important and the teeth should be brushed at least twice a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities and periodontal disease. Poor canine dental hygiene can lead to pain, loss of teeth, loss of appetite, bad breath and serious health conditions associated with infections.
The claws should be trimmed regularly and the paws examined carefully for signs of injury.
Life Span
With proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions, this hybrid dog should be able to live a long and healthy life perhaps as long as 14 to 16 years. However, given the hybrid nature of these dogs, an accurate prediction of life expectancy is not possible at this time.

Cavapoo Litter Size
Litter size is said to average between 3 and 8 puppies.
Category – Hybrid
Every dog is an individual so not everything in this article may be correct for your dog. This information is intended only as a good faith guideline.

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