cavachon-dog-breed-info

While every dog is unique, dogs of the same breed often share many characteristics.  It is obvious that dogs of the same breed have many physical characteristics in common, but they will often share some personality characteristics as well.  The following Cavachon breed info will give you some important information about the various characteristics of this particular breed.

For starters, the Cavachon breed is a mix between a Bichon Frise and a Cavalier King Charles.  Obviously, the Cavachon will share characteristics that are common in both of these breeds.

Size: The Cavachon is a small dog, typically weighing somewhere between 12 and 18 pounds.  However, it is more common for a Cavachon to weigh somewhere on the higher end of that range, typically 15 to 18 pounds.

Fur: A Cavachon’s coat is very fluffy, thick, and often rather curly.  Regular grooming is a must for the Cavachon due to the long length that their fur can reach, which can become as long as 3 to 5 inches.  However, despite the Cavachon having longer and thicker hair than other dog breeds, they shed very little.  The coloration of their fur can vary, but is most commonly various shades of white or brown.  Spotting is very common in this dog breed.

Personality: The Cavachon is an active breed, often wanting to exercise and play.  However, they are better than most breeds at entertaining themselves, which can ease some of the burden off of a less than active owner.  The Cavachon is a very social dog breed as well, which would prefer to be in the company of other dogs or people rather than finding a spot where they can be alone.  The Cavachon displays a great mix of activity and contentment, always looking to find a nice soft lap to rest in after some play-time!

Eating Habits: The Cavachon is a rather light and sporadic eater.  They will be content with two small meals of quality dog food a day.

Training: The Cavachon is a very smart breed, able to quickly pick up on many tricks and follow obedience training very well.

290 Responses to “Cavachon Breed Info”

  • Amy says:

    I have a 10 mth old female cavachon, she is adorable and pretty well behaved but her eating habits of late are all over the place. She is on expensive dry food recommended by our vet which she loved up until about 1 mth ago but lately if she has 1 tiny dish a day that’s good. We have given her bits from the table so I really think it is our own fault, we have confused her. Should we completely stop this and give her dried food only and maybe incorporate some tinned food? Any feedback welcomed

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  • Oscar says:

    We have a super little cavachon who is nearly 4 months old. We got him at 8 weeks. He’s a great dog most of the time but a few times a day he, usually when he’s playful or excited, he will bite the trousers at your ankles very persistently. We try to distract him with toys we want him to chew but he keeps returning to the trousers and then your wrists as you try to remove him. This is getting a bit upsetting for the children so any advice would be really appreciated. Many thanks

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    Sandy Replied:

    Our Cavachon puppy is also 4 months old. We had the same problem, a friend recommended Pet Corrector which is a spray can that emits a shot of air. Does no harm to the dog but they really don’t like it and our puppy learned very quickly not to attack ankles.

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  • Anonymous says:

    How much does a cavachon usually cost

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  • kate says:

    I have a beloved 16 month cavachon. He is wonderful but I am struggling with recall. Any smell or another dog and hes’s gone. I’ve tried lots of training classes but it’s not making any difference. Anyone any ideas or advice? Anyone have the same experience?

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  • kate says:

    I have a beloved 16 month cavachon. He is wonderful but I am struggling with recall. Any smell or another dog and hes’s gone. I’ve tried lots of training classes but it’s not making any difference. Anyone any ideas or advice? Anyone have the same experience?

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  • Anon says:

    We are thinking about getting a Cavachon, can anyone tell me what they are like being left on their own as I work part time and will be out for 6 hours Monday to Friday. Thanks

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    Luke Replied:

    My Samson is great on his own. I imagine he just lays in my bed while im gone. Im a student and also gone about 4-6 hours everyday M-F. I prefer to leave him out so he can lay in the sun, hang in his bed or mine and be able to rome the apartment. Great pooch, hes the best thing to ever happen to me!

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    Anonymous Replied:

    We have a 2 yr old Cavachon and must say they are a wonderful, loving, and special breed. However, they are probably not a good choice if you plan to leave them for hours alone. Thry are very needy and require a lot of one on one and your reward is the best pet you can ever find.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Hi, I have a 10 month old female Cavachon that we got from a PA breeder when she was 4-1/2 mos. She is crated and left for 6 hrs a day. When we first got her, I hired a walker to come at mid day to give her a potty break and exercise. I stopped the walker when she turned 7 months. I walk her before work, after with plenty of playtime and in the evening we walk again or play with other neighborhood dogs. She has done very well with this schedule. She turns one year just before summer, and since I’m a teacher, she’ll no longer be crated during the day. She’s the love of our lives and a wonderful breed. Such a loving companion! Good luck.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    I have a cavachon and as long as she has a lot of toys when im out at work shes fine. She’s left for about 6 hours a day. She loves lots of cuddles and a walk when i come home. Hope this helps as i was extremely worried about leaving my dog as me and my partner work shifts.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    HI there – we love our 4 year old cavechon and he is rather well trained but I would never leave this dog alone. When we first got him we were told that he does not do well on his own. Being a new dog owner I had no idea what his meant but think that they do not like to be left alone, do not make good decisions and sooner or later would wander back to their crate. It is really for their own safety in my opinon and are quite easy to train to love their crate. I imagine a small laundry room would be fine also. This is just our experience but would rather be safe than sorry. Good luck!

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    Anonymous Replied:

    HI there – we love our 4 year old cavechon and he is rather well trained but I would never leave this dog alone. When we first got him we were told that he does not do well on his own. Being a new dog owner I had no idea what his meant but think that they do not like to be left alone, do not make good decisions and sooner or later would wander back to their crate. It is really for their own safety in my opinon and are quite easy to train to love their crate. I imagine a small laundry room would be fine also. This is just our experience but would rather be safe than sorry. Good luck!

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    Carolyn Replied:

    HI there – we love our 4 year old cavechon and he is rather well trained but I would never leave this dog alone. When we first got him we were told that he does not do well on his own. Being a new dog owner I had no idea what his meant but think that they do not like to be left alone, do not make good decisions and sooner or later would wander back to their crate. It is really for their own safety in my opinon and are quite easy to train to love their crate. I imagine a small laundry room would be fine also. This is just our experience but would rather be safe than sorry. Good luck!

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  • Hannah says:

    Hi I have the opportunity to adopt a cavachon from a dogs home. I have chickens and the dogs home have said he will chase them. I have made suggestions to fence my chickens in and then train Archie not to chase the chickens. I seem to get the picture that cavachons are bright little things and are easy to train. Is this the case or am I mistaken ? Any advice would be great. Thank you.Hannah

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  • paul says:

    We’re having problems with our dog pooing indoors no matter how many times we take her out any suggestions

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    Kelly Replied:

    How old is your puppy? My puppy took 2 months to be fully potty trained. You just have to take your puppy outside 20 minutes after eating or as soon as they cry and say something like were going potty or potty when your puppy is eliminating.

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    pip Replied:

    Ditto! If you find the answer to the problem please let us know.

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  • Una says:

    Does anyone know of a reputable cavachon breeder in Central Scotland?

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  • Anonymous says:

    My family has a one year old cavachon that is the best dog in the world! She potty trained very well and is a great listener. She is super quiet but can be very playful and energetic. She is a great companion with our other dog and gets along with everyone. She rarely barks and is super content and happy to be loved. I highly recommend cavachon’s!

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  • Shirley says:

    I have an almost year old cavachon and my only problem lies on his eating. He is so picky that I tried all the grain free good in the market and he doesn’t seem to like it. Is it ok to mixed dry foods with some canned foods? I will try anything do he could enjoy his good. Thank you very much!!!

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Yes I feed my cavachon dry food in the morning (Purina One). Then at night I mix the dry food with a little csnned food and warm water or chicken broth and she gobbles it down fast.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    My biggest problem with my cavachon was getting her to eat I also tryed dried with canned food but she got fed up of it after a week now I give her iams with some chicken or ham through it she loves it, but she s still very fussy some days eats better than others and she’s also not keen on treats apart from markies!!

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Markies and gravy bones are the only treats my 5 month old adorable CAVACHON will eat!

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  • Lori says:

    I am looking into this breed and wonder if they are hypo allergenic

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Yes my son is very allergic to dogs and totally fine with ours.

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    Darren Replied:

    Most dogs that have hair/need to be groomed are hypoallergenic.
    Only dogs that have fur or dogs that shed are the real problem causers.

    That being said, some people are allergic to different things, so I’m not sure everyone can deal with dogs that don’t have fur.

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  • Mia says:

    Hi, i have been doing loads of research into what dog i would like.I have fallen on love with this bread but i have one main concern. I work from home doing beauty treatments. It works well that the dog wont be on its own all day but when i am with my client i need a quite dog. do you find cavachons quite? or clever enough to be trained to not bark?
    Thank you

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    Anonymous Replied:

    My cavachon is very quite. I’ve only heard him bark 5 times in his life. He growls a lot when petted tho

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Sorry I forgot to add that he growls a lot when petted because he is very affectionate

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    Anonymous Replied:

    ahhh that is so cute. thank you for the reply hopefully cavachons should be good then.

    thanks

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    Joanne Replied:

    Hi, did you get your Cavachon.? I too work from home doing beauty and need peace and quiet not barking. I had a beautiful king Charles spaniel and he would bark to get my attention which is not good when you are doing a massage.

    Laura Replied:

    Mia I have a cavachon girl. They are the best dogs and I highly recommend them. She rarely barks unlike a lot of other small breeds who can be very yappy. She is extremely friendly and loving,doesn’t moult and is beautiful. If you are facebook you might like to join the cavachon forum where you will be able to see lots more photos and information about cavachons.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Thank you for that good to hear. I cant find the group it says cavachon forum group is closed is it another name?

    thanks

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    Fiona LIttle Replied:

    We adopted our Cavachon from our daughter as she was moving abroad. BONNIE was just over 2 yr old then , she is now 4yrs old and we would not change her for the world.

    Bonnie is the most lovable, adorable most affectionate dog you will ever come by. She loves children, and plays with great care.
    Bonnie just adores our postman, and we have to open the door at his every visit so she can see him.
    The only wee problem we have is she is so fussy at eating, and just recently we have managed to find 2 products which she likes.
    Pedigree new small sachets and a very expensive dry food. But we have to mix them together. Has any owner got any advice on proper feeding of Cavachon as I feel ours is a bit overweight.

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    Susan Replied:

    My cavachon is not a picky eater, he gets dry food only. My cavachon is fat!! He is a good boy, hardly barks but he cries a lot and at leat mine is very needy!! He is great with people an kids!! He gets along with other dogs! I would not get rid of him for nothing!! I love him and my other two pups!!

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    Anonymous Replied:

    We feed our cavachon royal canine dry dogfood well
    Worth the money for a qulity dog food

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    Anonymous Replied:

    We LOVE our we dog, his name is Cooper and he is 4 years old. We could not have asked for a better dog. He is very affeciante to everyone. He does like to talk (bark) at the squirrels often. He does not eat a lot. He likes other dogs not afraid of theit sizes he just likes to play. I wouldn’t trade him for anything.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Cavachon’s are very content and quiet dogs. This dog would be perfect if you don’t want it to bark much. They are good with other dogs and they keep themselves busy.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Now our 7 month old barks a lot. We are worried because we are about to move to a condo. He is a sweetheart but barks at people to get them to pet him, at dogs to play, and if he has to go potty. Not the quiet dog we were promised. I have heard females are calmer and quieter but he is very sensitive to emotions and goes to bed every night between 8:30 and 9 on his own.

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  • anon says:

    I have a 6 month old cavachon and was wondering if anyone knows how I can get him to go to the toilet when out on a walk and not when we get back home? Also he’s very playful and doesn’t seem to understand when no means no, has anyone got any tips?

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    Anonymous Replied:

    I have a 4 month old cavachon boy and we made sure that as soon as he has ate or woke up in the morning we took him out for a walk until he went outside! It took a while but once he did it and we gave him treats and praise he does it regularly now! You will get there!

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  • Johnymcdwgrz says:

    Does anyone out there do agility with Cavachons???

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  • nikki says:

    We bought a 12 week old cavachon and have since had some concerns about the breeder (signs that he may have been bred at a puppy farm and then sold from a family home). His mum was a cavachon (who we saw) and was told his dad was a bichon. Anyway he is lovely and now part of the family. He has got thick fur on his legs and chest and facially looks like a cavachon but he has fine, rough hair on his back. Is this normal, as im now wondering about his parentage.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Hi. I have a one year old cavachon, he sounds similar to yours at 12 weeks old. This is just his puppy fur on his back. Once he had been groomed the first time his fur grew back very thick.
    Gaynor

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    Anonymous Replied:

    To breed a cavachon you cant have a parent be a cavachon. Bichon mother and a King Charles father is the typical lineage.

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    Darren Replied:

    He has a good point

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    Anonymous Replied:

    This is correct. Second generation cavachons tend to be smaller and more fragile my breeder said.

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