Cavachon

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

The Cavachon is a hybrid dog, created by mixing a Bichon Frise and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Spunky and full of fun, they are small dogs with soft, silky coats which have slight waves. They can be white, apricot, black or tan but most often are white with apricot, black, or tan markings (tricolored). They are friendly and loving dogs and make great family pets. They get on well with children and with other pets and while they do bark at strangers, they could never be regarded as watchdogs because of their size. They don’t shed a lot and are relatively easy to train, responding best to positive reinforcement. They are good inside dogs and adapt well to apartment living.

Purpose
​Companion
Date of Origin
1990s
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
  • Eye Problems
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Liver Shunts
  • Anemia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Blood Work

Cavachon Breed History

The Cavachon is a combination of a Bichon Frise and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Bichon Frise parent originated in the Mediterranean area. They were descended from dogs called barbets, or water spaniels, who were crossed with small white lap dogs. Four types of “barbichons” were created - Bolognese, Havanese, Maltaise and Teneriffe bichons, which were developed on the Canary Island of Teneriffe, and became known as Bichon Frises. It is thought they were brought there by Spanish sailors. Later, Italian sailors found them and brought them home with them where they were prized by Italian nobility. The breed was included in several works by artist Francisco de Goya. The Bichon was brought to the United States in 1955 and became eligible to enter the American Kennel Club's Miscellaneous Class in 1971. As for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent's history, the original Toy Spaniel is depicted in famous paintings of the 1600s to 1800s, showing that this sweet breed once had a place in the hearts of the royals. Treasured for their gentle nature, the Spaniel was a favorite, in particular, of King Charles II who reigned over Britain in the late 1600s. In fact, this king's namesake is where this Spaniel got their name. After the King died, the Pug became the favorite companion of the nobility; however, years of breeding and refining across the globe brought the Cavalier King Charles to North America in 1952, although they were not added to the roster of the American Kennel Club until 1996. The Cavachon is an appealing combination of the two parents.

Cavachon Breed Appearance

Cavachons are small dogs with soft, silky coats which usually have slight waves. Individual dogs will vary to some extent, depending on which parent breed is more dominant. They can be a variety of colors including white, apricot and white or white with black or black and tan markings. They are often tricolored. They don’t shed a lot, so are good for people with allergies and they are relatively easy to groom. Some breeders have developed Toy Cavachons which are less than 12 inches and weigh under 10 pounds. Although small, even Cavachon puppies are sturdy dogs with cute, intelligent expressions. The skull of this canine is quite broad and rounded while the tail is curly.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Cavachon eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Cavachon nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Cavachon coat
Cream
white Cavachon coat
White
pied Cavachon coat
Pied
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Cavachon wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Cavachon Breed Maintenance

A Cavachon does not shed a lot and the breed is regarded as hypoallergenic, which is good for people who may suffer from allergies. But, even though they do not shed much they will still need to be groomed fairly regularly to prevent their coats from becoming matted and dirty. Some dogs need to be trimmed occasionally. Bathing is only recommended when necessary and with a good veterinary-recommended shampoo to prevent skin irritation. Try to brush your furry companion's teeth daily to prevent dental problems. Check their nails regularly to see if they need clipping and to make sure there are no tears or breaks. The ears should also be checked weekly for dirt or burrs and can be wiped with damp cotton wool.

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

Cavachon Temperament

Cavachons are gentle, friendly dogs who make great family pets. They have loving personalities and get on well with children. Unlike some small breeds, they are not snappy with children but it is always a good idea to monitor children to make sure they aren’t too rough. Cavachon puppies are tiny and should not be handled by young children. Amicable and fun-loving, they are also good with other dogs and cats, especially if socialized from an early age. They like attention and thrive on playtime. They are likely to bark at strangers but because of their size, cannot be regarded as good guard dogs. They are intelligent dogs and even a first-time owner will find it easy to train them because they tend to be eager to please. They do not need a lot of exercise, but they are active dogs, so daily walks will be necessary to maintain fitness. 

Cavachon Activity Requirements

A Cavachon does not need a huge amount of exercise and a half an hour walk is usually enough. They are typically game for more, so on a pleasant day, don't hesitate to take a longer trek. They are energetic and playful dogs, so ball games will help burn off any excess energy. Because they get on very well with children, activities with them will be great for keeping your dog healthy and fit. A feisty canine, they enjoy playing in a fenced in yard, but are happy to live in an apartment as long as they are taken out daily for exercise. They don’t tolerate the cold that well, so shouldn’t be left outside in winter or walked when temperatures are low. Your pet will enjoy going for walks on the beach or for a visit to the dog park but will also enjoy interactive games in an enclosed yard.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

Cavachon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.70 - $1.00
Monthly Cost
$25.00 - $30.00

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

Bella
16 Months
2 People
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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
1 month, 1 week ago
Mr Waggles aka Wags
4 Years
2 People
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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.
2 months ago
Harry
7 Years
3 People
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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 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 months, 3 weeks ago
Alister Fluffington
8 Months
5 People
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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 months, 3 weeks ago
loki thor
1 Year
3 People
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Grooming
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Playing tug of war
my cavachon is so ,much fun i think everyone should have one
4 months ago
Archie
8 Months
3 People
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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
6 months, 1 week ago
Prince
5 Months
1 People
Apartment
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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.
6 months, 1 week ago
Teddy
1 Year
3 People
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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!
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Coco & Andy
2 Years
2 People
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Health
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Playing in the snow
Walk
Tug-of-war
Fetch
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.
8 months, 1 week ago
Hazel
2 Months
4 People
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Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Fetch
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.
9 months, 1 week ago
Pogo
8 Months
2 People
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Health
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Energy
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Pastimes
Walk
Hide & Seek
Tug-of-war
Fetch
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.
9 months, 4 weeks ago
Kennedy
Three Years
3 People
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He’s a good boy he knows a lot of tricks
10 months, 2 weeks ago
Pippa Breke Miller
11 Months
9+ People
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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!
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Simba
9 Weeks
2 People
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Health
Grooming
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Energy
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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!
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Pennylane
9 Years
4 People
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The best dogs ever. So loving and sweet, calm when needed but will run with you without any hesitation
11 months, 1 week ago
Isla rose
3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddles
Walking over the park
Playing fetch
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 .
1 year ago
Sheldon
8 Years
4 People
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Health
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Energy
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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.
1 year ago
Jamie Quinn
4 Months
1 People
Apartment
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Sleeping with me
toys
Walking
Mine is almost all tan with straight hair and Dumbo ears.
1 year, 1 month ago
Daisy-Belle
10 Months
1 People
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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.
1 year, 1 month ago
Calli
18 Months
2 People
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She's like our nw child. We really love her and she owns us.
1 year, 1 month ago
Charlie
12 Weeks
3 People
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Health
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Energy
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Pastimes
We play games
Beautiful dog. Very photogenic.
1 year, 2 months ago
Michigan
13 Years
4 People
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Health
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
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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.
1 year, 2 months ago
Jax
1 Year
3 People
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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.
1 year, 2 months ago
Ginger
4 Years
1 People
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she is overweight and i dontknow how to make it stop she lOVES to eat
1 year, 5 months ago
Serenity Rhea
2 Years
3 People
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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.
1 year, 6 months ago
Max
4 Years
2 People
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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
1 year, 7 months ago
Toby
4 Years
2 People
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They are Barker's but such nice loving little fella
1 year, 7 months ago
Rusty
12 Months
6 People
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Playing in the snow
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Play
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Ball
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.
1 year, 7 months ago
Bentley
5 Years
1 People
Condo
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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.
1 year, 8 months ago
Bella
3 Years
5 People
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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
1 year, 10 months ago
Rosie
4 Years
3 People
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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.
1 year, 10 months ago
Luna
4 Years
2 People
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Tricks
Fetch
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.
1 year, 11 months ago
Kodi
10 Months
2 People
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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.
1 year, 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.
2 years 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
2 years, 1 month 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.
2 years, 2 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
2 years, 3 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.
2 years, 6 months ago
Oso
12 Weeks
4 People
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Hugging
Playing in the gard
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!
2 years, 8 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.
2 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!
2 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.
2 years, 9 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.
2 years, 9 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”.
2 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!
2 years, 11 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
3 years ago
Chloe
6 Years
5 People
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My cavachon has been the best pet i've ever had, she's sweet and loves everyone she meets.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Pablo
2 Months
4 People
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Running
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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.
3 years, 1 month 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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