Cavachon

15-20 lbs
12-13"
​United States
Bichon Frise
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavachon. Here’s a dog with some character. If you’ve ever seen one of these gorgeous pups in the wild — a proud Cavachon walking through a park, or a Cavachon puppy playing happily with a ball — you’ll be able to vouch for its credentials.

You might be thinking of getting a Cavachon, either as a puppy or rehoming a rescue dog, but may not know the first thing about the breed’s history and requirements. In this guide to everything Cavachon-related, you’ll learn:

  • That the Cavachon originated in Virginia in the 1990s 
  • Main health complaints to watch out for are mitral valve disease, heart murmurs, and syringomyelia
  • This is a breed that may occasionally bark at strangers, but only because it’s trying to look after you, the most important person of all

Cavachon breed overview

What is a Cavachon? Great question. The Cavachon dog breed is a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. Small and bouncy, it’s a great pet for families — especially families who are home a lot of the time and are able to give it the time and care it needs.

A lovely little dog, it’s relatively low maintenance in terms of training and exercise needs; the Cavachon is also perfectly content living in an apartment. 


purpose Purpose
​Companion
history Date of Origin
1990s
ancestry Ancestry
Bichon Frise, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavachon Health

Average Size
Male Cavachon size stats
Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Female Cavachon size stats
Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 15-20 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Syringomyelia
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Eye Problems
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Liver Shunts
  • Anemia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Blood Work

Cavachon Breed History

In the grand scheme of things, Cavachon dogs haven’t been with us for a long time. Only since around 1996, when a breeder in Virginia officially crossed the dog’s two parents for the first time, have we been blessed with this furry companion. 

We know an awful lot more about the interesting origins of its ancestors, the Bichon Frise and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The former made its way from the Mediterranean to the US in 1955; the latter was popular in the British royal family for centuries (surprise surprise, that’s how it got its name) and crossed the Atlantic in 1952, just a few years before the Bichon Frise.



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Cavachon Breed Appearance

A typical Cavachon size will be in the region of 12 inches. It’s a small dog with a big heart. Because the Bichon Frise is a curly furry fiend and the Cavalier has soft, wavy hair, you guessed it — the coat of the Cavachon falls in the middle of its two parents, with some perhaps calling the hair a little scruffy.

The color of this fur is tan, black, white or apricot, though most Cavachons are tricolored, with white as their dominant culture and black, tan or apricot being the markings. And is the Cavachon hypoallergenic? You’ll be pleased to find that, while no dog can ever be considered 100% hypoallergenic, it’s much more allergy-friendly than most.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Cavachon eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Cavachon nose
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Coat Color Possibilities
white Cavachon coat
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pied Cavachon coat
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cream Cavachon coat
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coat density
pin
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Cavachon wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Cavachon Breed Maintenance

Do Cavachons shed? They do — try finding a dog that doesn’t — but they are a fairly low-maintenance dog in most departments including hair and makeup. Cavachon grooming is important though, even if you don’t aspire to enter yours into any competitions. 

Trim their nails a couple of times a month if you can; clean their ears at least once a month; brush their teeth every day (Cavachons can be vulnerable to dental problems); and trim their hair regularly, especially around their eyes. You’ll probably want to book regular grooming sessions for your furry friend, so that their coat can be properly looked after. 

As far as exercise goes, the Cavachon loves to run and play as much as the next dog but doesn’t need more than half an hour a day. Be mindful of how cold the weather outside is, however, as this isn’t a breed that loves putting on its winter coat. 

When it comes to leaving your Cavachon alone, try to do it as little as you reasonably can; it’s not a dog that’s famous for loving solitary time and is an ideal pet for parents who will be home a good deal of the time. When it’s left alone for too long, it will tend to become a little destructive — like lots of dogs and, let’s be honest, plenty of humans.



Cavachon health risks

A typical Cavachon life expectancy is around 13 years, and it’s a dog that should be about as healthy as any other. But they’re not superhuman, so now and again their immune system will fail them and they will fall ill, as every dog can do from time to time.

Here are some of the specific conditions that you might describe as Cavachon health issues:

Heart murmurs

A general term that refers to something going a little bit wrong in the heart, a heart murmur can mean a number of things for your Cavachon. First off, it means that there is turbulent blood flow in the heart, whether the result of something in your dog’s DNA or a bodily change that occurred after birth. 

This abnormal flow needn’t be anything to worry about: plenty of puppies have heart murmurs that simply go away by themselves within a couple of months. Having detected the murmur with a stethoscope, a vet may perform diagnostic tests. If these indicate that there is a structural problem with the heart, your furry friend may need medicines and a specialized diet in order to keep the problem from flaring up. 

But the problem can vary wildly between dogs, so don’t jump to any conclusions; if you have any reason to think your dog may be suffering from a murmur (symptoms include breathing problems, weight less and coughing), call your vet to book in for a check-up.

Mitral valve disease

Also called mitral valve dysplasia, this problem is another one pertaining to the heart. On the left side of your heart you have your left atrium and your larger left ventricle. The one-way mitral valve connects the two, in us and in dogs, and prevents blood flowing backwards around the body. 

Vets don’t know exactly why but sometimes a dog’s mitral valve will degrade and become floppy. There may be no symptoms initially — thanks to the incredible ability your dog’s body has to keep things working — but congestive heart failure occurs after a while: fluid leaks into your dog’s lungs and abdomen, creating a serious problem. 

This tends to happen more often in smaller breeds, of which the Cavachon is of course one. If experiencing heart failure, your pup will probably need medicines to help its heart work properly, and will need treatment for the rest of its life. 

Syringomyelia

If you notice your Cavachon seeming a little withdrawn, or incessantly rubbing their face, or crying out in pain when running, they may have an unpleasant problem called syringomyelia. Syringomyelia occurs when cavities in the spinal cord fill with fluid because of a discrepancy between the space in the animal’s skull and the size of the animal’s brain. As a result, the back of the brain is crowded and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to the brain and spinal cord is obstructed. This condition tends to disproportionately affect toy breeds, including the Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier and Brussels Griffon

Though surgery is possible for this condition, it can be more of a hindrance than a help, so pain relief tends to be prescribed as an alternative. 

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Feeding a Cavachon — what’s the best diet?

A fully grown Cavachon doesn’t need any particular kind of food — just high-quality dog food with great ingredients. One thing to be aware of, however, is that you need to be a little careful when feeding this breed of dog as it does have a tendency to put on weight easily. 

If you want comprehensive information about the best dog foods available, check out our friends at Dog Food Advisor — they have everything you need to know, and more.


Brushes for Cavachon
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Scissors
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Cavachon requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Cavachon Temperament

If you’re wondering about a new dog, rest assured, the Cavachon’s personality is famously fabulous. It sits around the middle in terms of energy levels and happy in either large houses or small apartments. Loyal, easy to train, good with kids: you won’t have much to worry about with this furry companion. 

A Cavachon is so protective of its family that it may be wary around strangers — perhaps more so than a lot of other breeds. But its bark is much worse than its bite — when they know the stranger is nothing to worry about, they’re happy to make new friends.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes
activity minutes

Cavachon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

Cavachon Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Cavachon size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 8.0 lbs
Female Cavachon size stats at six months
Height: 7.0 inches Weight: 7.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Cavachon size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 12.0 lbs
Female Cavachon size stats at 12 months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 11.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Cavachon size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.0 inches Weight: 18.5 lbs
Female Cavachon size stats at 18 months
Height: 12.0 inches Weight: 17.5 lbs

Cavachon Owner Experiences

Pablo
2 Months
4 People
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They’re amazing cuddlers, and will always be happy when you’re home. My cavachon is my happiness, he’s extremely playful and gets along with other dogs, he loves meeting new people.
5 years, 11 months ago
Oliver
9 Years
4 People
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I love this breed. Oliver is so loving and sweet. I would recommend this breed to all.
5 years, 11 months ago
Chloe
6 Years
5 People
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Walking
My cavachon has been the best pet i've ever had, she's sweet and loves everyone she meets.
5 years, 10 months ago
Hooch
12 Weeks
2 People
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He is hard work at times. But worth every second. He is highly intelligent,more like a teddy bear than a dog would highly recommend this breed great with children and other pets. Emma, ali and hooch
5 years, 10 months ago
Casey
7 Years
2 People
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He is a joy to be around. His energy is abundant, but also loves to snuggle. He is patient, but learns how to tell us exactly what he wants- and will continue to ask for it until he gets it! Lol. He will "slap" the door if he wants to go outside. Or if he pees on the pee pad, he slaps the chair until he gets his treat. He is so funny- he seems to try to make us laugh at his antics. We are so in love with him!
5 years, 9 months ago
Maggie
8 Years
3 People
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Deciding on a Cavachon as a best friend and four legged child was the best decission I've ever made. My Maggies personality couldn't be more perfect for me. She's a velcro dog so very attached to the family, especially me and loves to snuggle and have everyones hands on her, petting or playing with her. She really is an attention hog in her free time lol. She's always happy and will lay face to face with you in bed putting her wiggle butt on the minute she sees you open your eyes in the morning and not stopping except when she's asleep and she sometimes even wags her tail, runs and close mouth, barks in her sleep. I will tell you, as a puppy you have your hands full and it takes quite some time for them to really settle down. Maggie never tired out. It took 8 months to totally housebreak her as she was always too busy and compulsive almost not even realizing what she did until she was in the middle of it or finished. We had an outdoor dog pin where I would let her run off leash several times a day, she has tons of toys and play times, At the time I was working nights and my parents were working days so she was never left alone and had LOTS of play sessions yet if you left to go cook something or go to the bathroom and she didn't follow you and things got quiet you knew something was up. She would destroy all of her toys, rip wallpaper off the wall, decide pant lets and socks were the best tug of war toys ever when you would walk and was extremely difficult to train but after the first year she had mellowed out enough to get the basics down, by year two she was no longer getting into anything and that's the point I realized she didn't get into stuff just because she was a really hyper puppy but because she was extremely intelligent, In fact she was brilliant and just bored looking for something more stimulating than stuffed toys and balls. I have had seizures since a TBI after being bullied in school when I was 12 years old and our late cocker spaniel mix who was 11 years old when we got Maggie had picked up on my seizures and would alert me to them. She wasn't a service dog, would have made a phenomenal one but did pick up on the alerting on her own. When Maggie was 4 months old she had seen Sandy alert me a few times and came over and copied Sandys alert. She did this a few times over the next few months but I didn't think much of it thinking she probably didn't since the seizures and passing out from the Vigus nerve damage that resulted from the TBI but was just copying Sandy because sandy got a lot of attention when she alerted me. When Maggie was about 10 months old, my mom had Sandy at the vet and Maggie started jumping on me, wining and pressing her body against me like Sandy would if I was going to pass out and/or have a seizure. I kind of ignored it and got a toy to play with her, sat down on the floor and went into a seizure. I then realized she was also able to since my seizures and passing out. When Maggie was about 2 she had finally mellowed out enough that she no longer had the attention span of a gold fish and this is when I really started training her and realized she could get a new trick down pat in about 5 minutes flat though she is fairly stubborn so though she learned a ton of tricks if you didn't have a treat she looked at you like you were stupid if you asked her to do something lol. When she was 3 years old I signed her up for classes at Petmart. The teacher acted like I was crazy for signing her up because she already knew every trick but one that they taught in all three level of classes plus some they didn't teach as well as a lot of them in American Sign Language in addition to English but I also have a genetic condition that had progressed to the point I was now a paraplegic and wanted Maggie to be more reliable with her tricks and behavior and do things the first time I asked without needing a treat or having to worry about something distracting her. She can go out to the bathroom on her own without a leash but we don't have a fenced in yard and being in a chair, when its not perfectly dry I can't go into the grass with Maggie so I wanted to be sure she wouldn't see a squirrel and run off instead of coming when called, make sure her heal was perfect and nothing distracted her because on wheels she can pull me in my chair if she wants to so they let her join the class to solidify her skills and behavior. On the third class Maggie alerted me so I excused myself from the class, went around the back to a more private area and laid down on the floor. My mom soon came out and helped take care of me. After I had woken up the trainer came to check on me in which I said I was fine and we went back to class. After the class ended the trainer asked me to stay after. She then said "Did Maggie just do what I think she did?" I said "what do you mean?" She said "Earlier in class, When you left. Was Maggie alerting you?" I said "Oh, yeah, She's been doing it since she was a puppy, she picked it up off of Sandy." She said "Oh, is Sandy your service dog?" I said "No, she's just always done that" She said "Well are you planning on training Maggie to be your service dog" Totally ignorant to the fact that small any breed at any size could be a service dog I laughed and said "Nah, I wish but she's too little to do that but I did try to get a service dog a while back and none of them would accept me into the program because of my allergies. A lot refuse to do poodles or wont let you choose even if you do have a life threatening condition like my Systemic Mastocitosis medically requiring it" The trainer said "No she's not, she knows a task, not a trick, a task that is needed to mitigate a health issue and that's the main requirement." I then said "Yeah but I don't know where to get a trainer. None of these places will train a dog your own dog, they have to get them from their own breakers so I don't know anyone that can do it" She then said "Yes you do." I said "who?" She said "Hellooo. Me. I don't only work here. I also work at the police dog academy training police dogs and have even trained two of the dogs to be service dogs for injured officers. I can help you train her" I agreed and she asked me to move into a smaller class with only one other dog who she thought the owner would drop out soon anyhow as she had already missed a day and called off for the following week. I changed classes and we stayed in the smallest classes through all of the class levels where we would solidify the tricks she already knew during most of the class, eventually breaking her from treats and making her realize that she was to do what was asked rather there was a treat or not and the last few minutes she would go over what ever task related service skills I wanted Maggie to learn and would show me before I left how to train Maggie how to do said task and I would work on it with her throughout the week. I watched Maggie change before my very eyes. She became more confident, focused, and obedient. Not only that but we became closer during this time. Maggie was more well rounded learning to do more than just alert, behave well and do fun tricks but she learned more task related skills like retrieving small items and bringing them to me, going to get help, we took her to stores working on her scent work because she knew my parents by grandma and papaw so we would go to Lowes where my parents went to a random isle and I told her to find one or the other and she would sniff them out, find them and bring them back to me if I needed help as well as how to get help from strangers. She learned to turn one of the lights on in our house by jumping onto the seat and then the back of the recliner and flipping the switch. She now alerted me in a more appropriate and less noticeable way that wouldn't be disruptive in a public situation. She can pull me in my chair to safety. She's only 17 lbs but on wheels she can very easily pull me if I were to pass out in my chair or something and more. I also taught her a few things that weren't really necessary but were really handy such as how to properly drink from a water fountain so that if we are going somewhere we know has a fountain we don't have to bring water with us and how to get in a cat hammock attached under my chair and to step on my foot plate to get on my lap on my manual chair and how to ride on my footplate or climb onto my lap on my powerchair which comes in really handy in crowded places where I really worry about having a small service dog that others may not see and don't want her accidentally stepped on. This is also helpful in narrow spaces where we need to consolidate space. Besides, she loves ridding on my lap. When she gets on my lap she will sit up all straight and stick out her chest like she her stuff doesn't smell, almost as if riding in my chair is her thrown. She very quickly learned the difference between working and being at home too. Some have seen her in both situations and say she's like two totally different dogs, which she is. At home she acts like a pet, will play with her interactive games, sit in the window and bark at a squirrels, bark at and jump on people who come over unless other wise told she cant like if they are elderly and a fall risk. She greats my home health infusion nurse this way every week, except the first one in which I wouldn't let her jump as I didn't know how the nurse would like dogs but she loves her and sees a dog jumping on you as a compliment like I do. She loves to waller in the blankets and just be her silly loving self but as soon as you put on her vest and boots and leave the driveway she gets what we all call her "serious face." As soon as we leave the house she knows its time to work, is quiet as a mouse, snaps into almost militant like obedience and is very observant of me. I think the hardest thing to teach her after the age of two, as she is a Cavachon and they are very much velcro dogs is to stay. When we started, she would stay unless you took a step away from you and then she would stand up and start to follow. Eventually I was allowed to go about five feet away before she would move. Then she got a lot more comfortable realizing I would come back and I would release her so I could go to the store and leave her at one end of the isle and go to the other end but we hit a brick wall for a little while there because if she lost site of me she would take off running to find me so if I turned the corner to go to the next isle, as soon as my back tires left her site she would run as fast as she could after me. Eventually we got over that hump as long as she could hear me in the nest isle or the next room still talking to her and reminding her to stay and eventually I was able to take the voice away all together and she would stay until I released her. If you don't like a dog Velcro dog that is very snuggly, extremely smart, actually to a fault because they are also stubborn so if you train with treats first taking them away turns out to be more of joke on you than joke on them, don't like a lap warmer and don't like having multiple layers of saliva on your face and hands at all times as most Cavachon's would need to join Lickers Anonymous if it were a thing than a Cavachon isn't for you. If you want a best friend who is so happy to see you, you'd think you've been gone a million years even if you just walk outside a second to grab something out of the deepfreeze or your car, love puppy kisses and unconditional love a dog that likes people and animals alike. Now I wouldn't say Maggie jumps for joy with other people like she does the people and animals she knows personally like household people, neighbors and their dogs but if given permission, she will allow people to pet her. As she's a service dog, I don't allow petting a lot because of course if one person wants to pet her, everyone does. In her case she can drop a toy mid play and alert me so the distraction of being pet isn't a huge distraction for her but when one person wants to pet her everyone does so its pretty rare and usually in situations without many people when I will allow it. I cave for the little old ladies and the kids with intellectual disabilities a lot lol but they are pretty friendly dogs that are okay co-existing with others but only have a few who they really jump for joy and about wiggle out of their fur when they see lol. Though extremely intelligent dogs you may have to hold off on a lot of the unnecessary training until they are a little older and have started to mellow out a bit because being small dogs, that puppy stage lasts longer than in big dogs and they are very excitable dogs and almost ADHD as puppies but once they have matured a little training training couldn't be much easier. The only real challenge I had with training involved their Velcro dog abilities. They like to be right with you all the time so if you are trying to teach them something that involves them leaving your site or you leaving theirs it can be challenging but and energy levels as a puppy maybe not best for those who lack patients or first time dog owners but other than that you're good to go. You have kids, no big deal as long as their gentle enough not to hurt your cavachon you're good, cats, dogs, bunnies or other indoor animals you should be good. I've rehabbed a few birds and a few wild rabbits and she has been okay with both but I do have to watch her with bunnies. She's not mean but gets really exacted to see them hop and sometimes plays too rough. She also has two best friends, one is a chipmonk that comes back every single year and lives under the ramp on our back porch and this year a frog that got so attached to her that it would literally hop up to see her when she came outside. She's been gentle with both. The only animal she's ever had an issue with was a snake which thank god was a Gardner snake. When she was a puppy I had her in the dog pin and saw her growling and slinging something around in her mouth like she does with her toys. I got down to the other end and it was a snake. She was fine Thank god... I don't know if the snake was, though she did think it was a great new toy. She is now 8 and the only health issues she has ever had is she was born with a deviated (high) palate so when she drinks water she will sometimes cough but it really causes no harm. Was it an issue with the breeder, sure but I love her and would never ever trade her for any other dog. The issue was with a bone. She swallowed a chunk and it got lodged in her throat as a puppy. We took her to the emergency vet twice where they missed it. She quit eating and we thought we were going to loose her. I took her to our regular vet who did an endoscopy and was able to dislodge it from her throat so for now on we will only give her smart bones. She's a small dog but does like to chew on bones and at 8 has never needed a dental. Lastly she had an anal gland impacted but none of those are anything chronic or anything that (well now after the bone issue was found and removed) will effect her life in a bad way. She isn't on anything but a multivitamin and as bichons are prone to allergies and tear stains as well as Maggie being a working dog she's on a very high quality food but it really is worth the extra money for the health benefits. Ear infections and UTIs are common in Cavachon's but Maggie has never had one. Even though she's 8 years old, you would never know. With the King Charles facial features a lot of people still mistake her for a puppy and she still stays active and hasn't shown any signs of aging, arthritis or slowing down. She mellowed out after the first two years but is totally fine lying beside you on the couch or working for 8 hours going from department to department seeing various doctors for tests or even going for a power chair run around a local neighborhood. For as little as she is, she can walk 6 miles in a day as I've tracked it with my wheelchair but I do also give her the option to take a break and ride on my lap or in her cat hammock under my chair if she chooses to but she sometimes enjoys walking all the way. Sorry this is so long. Good luck and I hope this helps some of you in choosing your next pet.
3 years, 2 months ago
Henry
3 Months
4 People
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He is so sweet!! He’s happy all of the time and very smart. Within three days of having him, he knew his name and knew to go outside to “go”.
5 years, 8 months ago
Babs
16 Weeks
4 People
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throwing her tennis ball
I've only had Babs for two weeks - but am LOVING the experience.
5 years, 8 months ago
Austin
5 Months
4 People
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I love the breed and they are so smart for a dog. My dog is one of the friendliest when it comes to kids and people. Austin (my cavachon) can’t go shopping without saying hi to other people. They can grab quite attention to others. Besides their charming personalities they are great pets.
5 years, 8 months ago
Neo
6 Months
3 People
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Neo is one of the best dogs we have ever been fortunate to own. He is pure happiness!
5 years, 7 months ago
Luna
5 Months
2 People
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As a first time dog owner living in a small house with small yard, I couldn't recommend this breed more highly. A real cute, friendly, intelligent, people stopper of a dog.
5 years, 6 months ago
Oso
12 Weeks
4 People
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As a first time dog owner this breed is perfect!! They learn incredibly fast and are very eager to please! They do need brush daily as there coat can get matted! 100% recommend to a family!
5 years, 6 months ago
Mink
8 Months
1 People
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Mink is a very good puppy. He gets along with every dog he comes in contact with. He has a sweet personality. He's patient, loving, loyal, playful & cheerful. He loves his belly rubs when laying around & loves being chased after or chasing after someone. I look forward coming home to him.
5 years, 4 months ago
Rory
6 Months
2 People
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Rory is very affectionate. He wets outside but has started pooping in the house. Getting neutered next week.I and I love him very much.He goes to groomer every 6 weeks.him daily and he loves the attention. He sleeps in bed with me.I am a 72 yr old female
5 years, 2 months ago
Bobo
18 Weeks
2 People
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So far he is the best dog I have owned. He is good with people, very social, and loves the grandkids.
5 years, 1 month ago
Baxter
1 Year
1 People
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I just him to death. He has such a unique personality, always loving, super friendly. Struggling with the potty training
4 years, 11 months ago
Otis
6 Years
7 People
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He potty trained very fast! He’s very smart and somewhat devious. He loves the kids and is always highly emotional when they come home from school. He’s the only dog I’ve ever had who routinely gives legitimate hugs, just as people do. He nudges his head onto our shoulders and leans his body in on us.. and stays there until he’s satisfied his need to hug. Usually this happens when the kids return from school or I come back from work.. he utilizes his hugs for times when he’s truly been missing us. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced from any other dog before.. and I was raised having many dogs. The down side is that he barks at every jogger walking by or at anyone who dares knock on the door. Also, he does not like to swim, which is a bummer as we live on the ocean and enjoy going to the pond frequently in the summers.
4 years, 10 months ago
Kodi
10 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
As a first time owner we are thrilled with our cavachon. She is absolutely so friendly and easy going. She loves when people stop us to admire her.
4 years, 10 months ago
Luna
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Tricks
Luna is accommodating to strangers (not aggressive), but would rather not deal with them, so she hides instead. She loves only 1 person on this earth, and that's me. She can be independent and stubborn sometimes, which is the Bichon in her, when she's certain she knows what she wants more than I do. For example, when I call her to get out of bed in the morning, she sometimes will only look at me with her cute bedhead and not move, or in the middle of the night, if she's thirsty, she will pounce on me until I wake up. She won't walk to the kitchen by herself because she thinks I need to go with her. She's determined to complete all missions once she's been commissioned. For example, if I threw the ball for her and she did not retrieve it the last time we were outside, the next time we go out, it's her mission to find the ball and retrieve it. She did not forget. Or, there's no pulling her away from playing fetch; even when it's time to go inside, she's still ready to play more. She has this face with this big brown eyes that make it impossible to say no to when she comes to you to play.
4 years, 9 months ago
Rosie
4 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My Cavachon is basically a human she is the best dog I have ever had so sweet, gentle, and very smart. She is very good at tricks and she loves taking walks. She is never rough and I can’t even think of a time she has gotten even close to be rough. She loves kids especially baby’s and is very protective over them. I would highly suggest a Cavachon to a family with kids.
4 years, 8 months ago
Bella
3 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Bella is the best dog ever, she is so sweet and playful. She lets you cuddle with her when she wants and she is never too tired to play with you. I love her so much and could never even dream of replacing her. P.S the computer won’t let me choose the option for most friendly but just know that she is so friendly and would never hurt anyone
4 years, 8 months ago
Ginger
4 Years
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
she is overweight and i dontknow how to make it stop she lOVES to eat
4 years, 4 months ago
Bentley
5 Years
1 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch and walking
Bentley is a rescue from a rescue in TN. He was turned by a breeder. He had not been trained and was a Mattie mess! I have a feeling he was used as a stud. He is an adorable dog, however, he is larger the the stated size of Cavachons. He has the body of a Cavalier and weighs 32lbs.
4 years, 7 months ago
Rusty
12 Months
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Ball
Hike
Play
Walks
Playing in the snow
Our cavachon loves everyone! He is so friendly to other people, dogs, and cats. He is loving to our family and was fairly easy to train with the exception of potty training. Potty training was difficult. He does bark when someone new comes to the door or when he hears another neighbor dog barking, but otherwise is quiet. He loves chewing, but we were able to train him to mostly just chew his chew toys. We have four kids who just love him to death and he loves them right back. I'm never worried about a baby loving on him, he is very good tempered around kids and babies. He has been a wonderful addition to our family.
4 years, 5 months ago
Toby
4 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
They are Barker's but such nice loving little fella
4 years, 5 months ago
Max
4 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Most loving, does not like people walking by so he barks. If they come up to him he will back up and stand by ne
4 years, 5 months ago
Serenity Rhea
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I love this breed of dog. Serenity is very loving and loyal. She is most happy when she is near us. Serenity is very smart, easily trained and loves to please us. Serenity has a "Brother" who is 5 times her size but make no mistake, she fears no one! Serenity also has a "sister" who is a cat, they also get along well. I have a 13 year old daughter that Serenity adores. They play together often. Serenity can jump very high and has an extreme amount of energy. She is happy running circles in the yard, playing with toys and being around her family.
4 years, 4 months ago
Michigan
13 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Reading
Walking
Michigan was our first Cavachon. She hooked us on the breed and we have since adopted two more! Hawk is 12 months and our new female puppy is only 10 weeks. We just got her, so she doesn’t have a name yet! Our cavachons have been easy to train and great with our kids and visitors. They go for regular grooming- every 7-8 weeks which can be costly. They love to go for walks and are very affectionate. A perfect day is a nice long walk followed by some snuggle time with the family on the couch.
4 years ago
Jax
1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
First time owner. It's the best. He brought me out of my depression, because he always want to be on the go. Loves his car rides and playing with his human brother n sister. Loves all the attention he gets and is very smart that he remembers our routes.
4 years ago
Charlie
12 Weeks
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
We play games
Beautiful dog. Very photogenic.
4 years ago
Calli
18 Months
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She's like our nw child. We really love her and she owns us.
4 years ago
Daisy-Belle
10 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Daisy is my first. I got a "wild" one - she can be very excitable around her sister (Bichon) who is an older dog. I worried that Daisy was too rough, until I observed that she was more "bark" than "bite". Daisy brought my lethargic Bichon back to life, which was my #1 goal.
4 years ago
Jamie Quinn
4 Months
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
toys
Sleeping with me
Mine is almost all tan with straight hair and Dumbo ears.
3 years, 12 months ago
Sheldon
8 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
walks, toys,
Sheldon is a lovable pet that has a lot of personality. constantly seeks activity and stimulation. Has a tendency to go after larger dogs and has had a few encounters with them that have not gone well. He greats us when we arrive home with the same boundless enthusiasm every time! Very smart and loves to chase squirrels and such. Very serious about marking his territory.
3 years, 10 months ago
Isla rose
3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing fetch
Walking over the park
Cuddles
Isla rose is a lovely and perfect little dog friend, she is very kind and loves cuddles with her 3 owners and some outdoor friends, meanwhile she doesn’t like strangers especially the post man, she barks like crazy! She sometimes enjoys showers whilst sulking afterwards, and she then goes crazy for half hour running from room to room .
3 years, 10 months ago
Pennylane
9 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
The best dogs ever. So loving and sweet, calm when needed but will run with you without any hesitation
3 years, 9 months ago
Simba
9 Weeks
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing
Simba is very loving, he likes to snuggle under blankets on the sofa or lies on my feet. He loves to please, enjoys his food and has been so easy to toilet train. He's only been with us 10 days but already responds to sit and come, for a treat of course!
3 years, 9 months ago
Pippa Breke Miller
11 Months
9+ People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She’s lively, loving, snuggly, and likes everyone. But has a few favorites. She is a soft fluffy fur ball. She is a picky eater and resist brushing even though it feels so good. We love are little cavichon!
3 years, 9 months ago
Kennedy
Three Years
3 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He’s a good boy he knows a lot of tricks
3 years, 9 months ago
Pogo
8 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Hide & Seek
Walk
He is very friendly with everyone and love to go for walks. He is more human than a dog and don’t like sleeping alone, he prefers to sleep in the bed with my partner and I. He loves eating and can keep eating. He is more of our son than a dog and no one could ever replace him.
3 years, 8 months ago
Hazel
2 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Tug-of-war
My cavachon learned how to play fetch and tug of war very quickly. Hazel began to respond to her name within 24 hours of getting her. She's super affectionate and will cuddle with anyone. She has made the house so much better and we love our cavachon.
3 years, 7 months ago
Coco & Andy
2 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Walk
Playing in the snow
We have two cavachons and we love them! They are extremely friendly and affectionate. They love going for walks, but are fine just playing around the house with each other if it's rainy/too cold etc. They were a little hard to potty train and can be barky. I would recommend having a companion dog if you have a cavachon, they don't like to be alone too long. They need regular brushing, but only one of our dogs needs to have his hair cut by a groomer. Overall they are wonderful dogs if you're looking for an loving lap dog and a companion for walks in the park.
3 years, 6 months ago
Teddy
1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
This pup was abandoned by his owners. They moved and left him behind. He was so traumatized it took 4 full days for us to finally capture him. He was so unmaintained that his front and back feet were knotted together. :'( He took to my pups right away but took him a few days to finally trust us (humans). Now, he is obsessed with being anywhere we are. We've had him for just over two weeks now and still haven't heard him bark but he's spunky and loves attention! Not a lap dog though. He'll stay as long as he's being petted then off he goes. Super easy to train! I cannot believe anyone could leave this pup behind. We are so very blessed!
3 years, 6 months ago
Prince
5 Months
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Ball fetch
Well at this point we trying to paper train, and it is proving to be very frustrating for me and leaving me tired and worn out. Just when I think he is doing well with wetting he takes steps backwards. Now bile Movements, no progress at all, he will not do on pads but right next to it on the floor.
3 years, 4 months ago
Archie
8 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Doesn’t eat his dog food too often, just wants human food. He will eat if hungry. Drinks well. Daily walk, lots of snuggles, did have a broken elbow, fully recovered
3 years, 4 months ago
loki thor
1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing tug of war
my cavachon is so ,much fun i think everyone should have one
3 years, 2 months ago
Alister Fluffington
8 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Hes a very sweet and intelligent dog. He loves to perform and snuggle up. Best part of my day is coming home to butt wiggles while bring me a toy
3 years, 2 months ago
Harry
7 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Extremely friendly dog everybody loves Harry. He’s amazing with our cat - we call him cat daddy! He loves to be close to you and he’s always hungry 🤤 Big bark with nothing behind it He loves other dogs but he’s weary of pups has ignored or warned with a snap Never ever growled at a human , loves walking sniffing and marking his territory Very happy dog not moody at all
3 years, 1 month ago
Mr Waggles aka Wags
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Prior to owning one I read up on this breed and I can tell you I have never been happier owning one. He is such a happy go lucky little guy, was very easy to potty train, & follows me everywhere.
3 years ago
Bella
16 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
The dog is Jeckel & Hyde . In the house perfect ...open the door and she becomes a blood hound on the hunt and is almost totally oblivious to commands. She has several times taken off after some allusive scent and returned home an hour later. The dog is very smart, loving, playful and easy to train as long as she is INDOORS
2 years, 11 months ago
Rocky
9 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hike
Swim
Play
Friendly, barks at people/ noises not familiar with, scared of small children (0-7 years), very active and fast, sleeps well, likes to chew on toys.
2 years, 10 months ago
Ruby
6 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Going to the park
Going to the Beach
playing with other dogs
Ruby is an affectionate dog who is quite lively. She could spend all day chasing birds and squirells as she has such a lively character. As she is currently 6 she is reasonably healthy and has no health concerns. Cavachon are highly recommended for anyone who has kids or just needs a companion due to the tempermant characteristics. Cavachon are such affectionate dogs and make the best pets.
2 years, 9 months ago
Winston
11 Months
5 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Hide & Seek
Winston gets tangled in his hair sometimes so we brush him weekly.
2 years, 8 months ago
Murphy
7 Years
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
It’s a really great type of dog to own. Murphy is so sweet and such an amazing job.
2 years, 5 months ago
Cookie
4 Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cookie is great company. Loves people and other dogs.
2 years, 5 months ago
Teddy
4 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Teddy is the best cavachon ever! He is soooo friendly and loves when the postman comes even though he barks. He loves meeting new people
1 year, 11 months ago
Sparky
3 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing catch
Chilling
Messing Around
Cavachons are really nice dogs and love to cuddle though my dog does tend to want to kill rabbits since we have a ton in our backyard. But he is still the best anyway.
1 year, 11 months ago
Winston
12 Weeks
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Chilling on the couch
They can bite a lot as puppies, but make great movie buddies and running partners. My Cavachon is always extremely happy to see everyone, and is super sweet :)
1 year, 10 months ago
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I have started walking my year old cavachon dog every day for half an hour, am I walking her too much as she just lies on the floor for hours and looks sad and tired when we get home. I am afraid her muscles are getting too sore?

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I have started walking my year old cavachon dog for 40 minutes every day. I am worried that I am walking her too much as she just lies down for hours and looks tired and sad when we get home. I am afraid that her muscles are getting too sore. Can you please give some advice. Thank you

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I have a cavachon almost 6 months old a house dog, can I bath her my wife said it take a protective coating away ?? After walks she need

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We are considering buying a puppy from an F-1 Cavachon female bred with a Purebred King Charles Cavalier male. Is this a health risk genetically for the pups?

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