History: The Cavapoo dog breed was developed by Australian breeders who intentionally mixed the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with Poodles. They started in the late 1990’s and the Cavapoo became a popular designer breed. The breeders wanted a mix the calm and outgoing personality of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the Poodles intelligence and also try to create a hypoallergenic mixed breed. The breed is now very popular in Australia and the United States. Because of their small size, wonderful personality, and being allergy safe, they have become prevalent over the years as family companions.
Temperament: The Cavapoo is an outgoing, intelligent, and playful breed. They love their owners and have a very affectionate nature. This can come with a price though because they have a low tolerance for being alone and may develop separation anxiety if not properly trained. If left alone they are likely to chew and get into things they aren’t supposed to. It is recommended to start crate training your Cavapoo from a young age in order to ensure the are comfortable being left alone when you are gone. They are fairly easy to train because they love to please their owners and receive praise for doing a good job. They tend to get along with everyone including children and if you’re looking for a guard dog, they are not the one for you. Proper socialization with people and dogs should start at a young age. This breed does best in a home well they will receive lots of attention. This breed does have a lot of energy, so daily walks and obedience training will help make sure you have a well-mannered Cavapoo for you and your family.
Health/Grooming: The Cavapoo has a coat that is usually a mix of both their parent breeds. Their fur is short, soft, and curly or wavy. They require regular grooming to keep their curly coats looking their best. They are less prone to shedding and make them great pets for those with allergies. The Cavapoo is predisposed to some of the health concerns that their parent breeds are. Some common health problems that they face include slipping kneecaps, congenital heart attacks, and PRA.