Combining the athletic ability and trainability of the Poodle with the sweet and friendly nature of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Cavapoo is an extremely popular hybrid breed -- and it's not hard to see why. These loving and lovable canines make loyal companions and can adapt to life with a wide range of owners.
That said, you'll need to make sure all their ownership requirements are met if a Cavapoo is going to be a happy member of your family. This means ensuring they get plenty of regular exercise, mental stimulation to prevent boredom, and all the human companionship they can handle.
To help your Cavapoo stay happy and healthy, here are three paw-some activities they'll absolutely love.
Poodles have something of a reputation as the pampered princesses of the dog world, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Yet thanks to this widespread misconception, many Cavapoo owners might be surprised to learn of the athletic ability lurking under their dog's gorgeous coat.
Throw in the fact that Cavapoos are intelligent and easy to train, and it soon becomes obvious that they're paw-fect candidates for a wide range of dog sports. Agility is a fast, fun, and mentally challenging sport that offers a paw-some workout for your dog (and it should also help you raise a sweat). Here's how to give your dog a taste of agility.
Your Cavapoo's gorgeous coat requires regular maintenance to keep it looking its best. While an occasional trip to a professional groomer will help your pooch stay neat and tidy, there's also plenty of simple grooming tasks you can take care of at home.
From brushing and de-tangling to bath time, home grooming will help your Cavapoo stay healthy and also provide a simple way for you and your furry friend to bond. Of course, the mere mention of the "bath" word is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many dogs, so you'll need to take a cautious approach with your dog.
But if you think a pampering session sounds like something your dog would love, here's what you need to do.
The Cavapoo's gentle temperament and eager-to-please nature make them well-suited to a wide range of activities and games, but it also means that they often make great therapy dogs. Therapy dogs perform a variety of roles, helping brighten the days of everyone, from kids with autism to hospital patients and the elderly.
To be a good therapy dog, your pooch will need to have a calm and gentle temperament, love people, and be comfortable in a wide range of settings. If you think your pooch could do a grrr-eat job visiting hospitals, nursing homes, and schools to put smiles on people's faces, here's what you need to know.