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.

318 Responses to “Cavachon Breed Info”

  • KD says:

    I have a ten month old Cavachon and she is a wild puppy. When she is out of the crate for an hour or for the entire day all she does is want to play. She’s taught herself fetch, she has stuffed animals, etc. She goes non stop until I put her back in the crate. As a result of her playing so hard, she’s always panting, tongue out. First, I wondered if all puppies are like this. I’ve never seen her lay in her bed for a nap. Second, should I worry about her panting all the time. I think it’s a result of her non stop running through the house.

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    Steve Replied:

    This is very normal dont worry!

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  • Anonymous says:

    I feed Mo mostly meat with some veggies and fruit. He let’s me know what and how much he will eat. He is a light eater and does well on two small meals a day. I also have blue wilderness bison dry kibble available if he feels he needs more

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  • Jameice says:

    I have a 1yr old cavachon named coco and she doesn’t like dog food she always want table food. How can i get her to eat regular dog food?

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  • April says:

    Hey my cavachon fifi final is 9 months old .Her mother a king Charles. Her father bichon how often do they come in to season and how long will it last

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  • Bemused says:

    In an attempt to advice and clear confusion that has been created;
    “Cavachon” being a crossbreed and not a recognized breed will not have a set standard for height, weight and conformation so your estimate will go on the parents genetics. Temperament will also vary very much as the breed again does not have a set, recognized standard so puppies are created by any of the two breed, often, with varied/ questionable temperaments.
    As for the “Eating Habits”, dogs are individuals, some are very food oriented, some are not. It is not breed specific. Also how much a person should feed their dog and how often will be dictated by that dog (On a raw/ homemade diet dogs should consume 2% of their body weight. The total amount should then be split into 80% muscle meat 10% organ and 10% bone. This is the basic outline for each individual dog. Adjustments can be made to suit the dogs lifestyle and exercise regime, for example a pet Labrador may be fed on 2% successfully whereas a working gun dog Labrador may need more).
    Quoting your statement “Cavachon is a very social dog breed”;
    Cavachon is not a breed. It is a crossbreed. Dogs of any breed can be comfortable and enjoy the company of humans and other animals, this is dictated by the dogs experiences and training. I know many “Cavachon” dogs that are incredibly fearful of other dog. It is how the dog is socialized that counts. (Socialized does not mean let your puppy meet lots of unfamiliar dogs on walks. The dogs you let your puppy meet should be selected carefully so that your puppy does not have a bad experience and become fearful. The owners/ handlers should educate themselves on normal dog behavior so that they will be able to spot when the dogs are comfortable/ uncomfortable/ fearful/ bullying to prevent the behavior becoming habit and creating an adult dog that is a bully or reactive).

    Advice to those looking to purchase a puppy or dog of any kind;
    1. Get your puppy/ dog from a reputable source. Good breeders will sell dogs to people that are willing to provide evidence of suitability (working hours, vet check the home, proof of a stable income), will guarantee the dog/ puppy for life meaning that if you ever need to rehome the dog the breeder will take it back to reduce the risk of the breeders dogs becoming homeless or in the wrong hands. The breeder will provide you evidence that the parents of the puppy/ dog has undertaken necessary health tests before breeding to help eliminate the risk of creating unhealthy puppies that could develop on going health conditions.
    Alternatively potential owners can adopt both dogs or puppies from a reputable rehoming centre, they will match dogs/ puppies that are suitable for your family and lifestyle. If the dog/bitch is at the appropriate age it will be neutered/spayed to prevent “accidental” mating and backyard breeding. The rehoming centre will also provide training or link you to a reputable force free positive reinforcement trainer if you shall ever require help. They will also have the dog back should you find that the dog is not suitable.
    Do not buy from backyard breeders (people that mate two dogs because “it was an accident”, “they are both so lovely!”, “they are pedigree”, “We wanted to have a puppy from the litter that’s just like our dog”. A lot is to be considered when breeding, it is more than temperament and pedigree. If a breeder has sold a person a puppy it is because it was not suitable for breeding. If the breeder thought that the puppy produced was suitable and would be an asset to breeding lines/ promotes the health of their breeding stock they would have kept it! Funding irresponsible breeders will only pay them for their lack of education and take homes away from dogs/ puppies that need a GOOD home.
    Their is nothing wrong with having a crossbreed or mixed breed, they can be brilliant family pets or work dogs with great temperaments provided they are placed in the care of responsible people (just the same as pedigree dogs).

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    Anonymous Replied:

    To much time.

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  • barb says:

    My dear Charlie died on 5-4-15. He was only five years old….lymphoma. I had him euthanized when he no longer took joy in life & stopped eating. My vet had told me to feed him anything he wanted or would eat. He ate healthy people food his last few weeks & then wouldn’t eat at all. I miss him so much. I have had dogs all my life & he was the best by far. I am looking to get a new cavachon puppy in the spring/summer of next year. I am waiting because I need two minor surgeries & want to be fully recovered & able to devote myself to a new puppy. Meanwhile, I am researching breeders near Pennsylvania & would welcome any advice and maybe a prayer to get me thru this horriable loss. Thanks.

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  • T&J says:

    We have a 1yr old Cavachon called Buddy. He is the most adorable and wonderful dog! I take him to work most days, however, my father in law (no retired) demands to look after him 1 day a week. That says it all. He is but one of tens of people who want to look after him. Everyone he meets or stays with falls in love with him as his is the most wonderful little pooch. When he needs attention he makes a little whine, he loves playing but understands when you can’t/ don’t want to, he loves playing with other dogs but will always heel on call. In short – anyone he meets falls in love with him and if he ever needs a bed for the night we have to choose where to send him. My parents and my in laws fight over who will look after the little chap and you can take him absolutely anywhere as he is so adorable. Even shops that have ‘no dogs’ signs don’t kick him out as they are taken in with his teddy bear looks and lovable personality. What a wonderful breed. The definition of “man’s best friend”.

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  • Mary W says:

    quickly retreats to her crate – fear? or typical of breed?

    Our 5 yr old female Cavachon, Lila, has been with us about a month. Her family had military orders out of the country and had to give her up. They said she is very needy and hid under the bed when the children were too active. Lila’s family had very high expectations about manners, not being allowed on furniture or to eat anything but kibble.

    Lila is careful not to claim our Westie’s space and she waits to be invited onto the bed or sofa.

    When I am moving around the house, she is always close by, otherwise, she retreats to her crate where she will stay for hours.

    Should I worry about her?

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Hi,

    One month surely isn’t long enough to worry about this behavior. She will, in time, slowly make more effort to be around you and your family. Just keep lovin’ her! She’ll come around!

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  • 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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    MichieK Replied:

    I feed my dog a half portion of dry food in the morning before I go to work and a half tin of wet food about 2 1/2 hours before bed. Sometimes he eats like he’s starving, others he nibbles just a bit. I just feed him in a Tupperware so I can put it in the fridge if he doesn’t eat it. I feed him a brand called Merrick (grain free) and he loves it! I have noticed that he doesn’t eat as much when it’s hot outside, but hey, neither do I.

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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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    Linda Replied:

    Our 2 cavachons had a few bad habits. They are very sensitive to noise and my daughter in law, who has King Charles Spaniels but often babysat our dogs came up with a good way to keep them from jumping on people which might work for you. She put coins in an empty soda can and when shaken the dogs didn’t like the noise! Then it got to the point all she had to do was pick the can up. Then the just had to know the can was there to stop it completely. The main advice is consistency! So she kept it by the door and the dogs anticipated the wretched noise and stopped doing jumping and grabbing people. Good luck!

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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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    Anonymous Replied:

    Us too, our 16 month old will not come back to me when called

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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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    Linda Replied:

    Kate, I have 2 of them and they both do the same thing as yours. I did hear one dog trainer say that when there are things that make it almost impossible to get a dog to listen to you–one of them is animals walking by. I don’t know if that is really true. I have a fence and I bought a squirt gun cannon thing that squirts a long way. When something comes by and they go into their crazy act, I tell them to stop and then if they don’t they get a firm “Bad Dog” in a low voice along with a squirt. I find that cavachons are very sensitive to someone scolding them. My trouble is that my husband will not do that so I can’t get them to really stop for good. We have deer and they go crazy over the deer even though the deer aren’t afraid and have almost killed the older one twice. They don’t seem to learn. I think the squirt gun would work if it was don’t consistently, but you have to have a fence or a way of stopping them if they don’t behave. I read that this should be the first thing you train them to do and you don’t stop until they respond. If only my husband would read the same book!

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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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    ellen Replied:

    My cavachon teddy use to come to work with me I was so upset of the thoughts of him alone . I then stopped it and he came into his own my parents take him but he’s alone at night . It doesn’t them good to have their own independence get him toys to occupy his mind like a Kong filled with treats or marrow bone . Walk him before you leave then when you get home . He will be fine . :) they are so loyal and I’d be so lost without him .

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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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    geoff blackburn Replied:

    we have a 7 mnth old cavachon the first day we got him we bought a small cage but dont fasten it then he or she can go to there pet trainer mat the first day we had to leave him i couldnt believe how good he had been and we still find he is so good to leave we also bought him some sesible toys for him to chew, hope you get one and enjoy him as much as we do its 12 yrs since we had a dog.

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    Linda Replied:

    I have 2 cavachons. One is about 4 and the other 3 years. They do fine when we are gone. We have them crate trained because they still get into mischief sometimes, but I think it helps that there are 2 and they keep each other company. I think they would be fine emotionally to leave them on their own, but they can get to the point that they decide to go into a new room and mark their territory again. But when we go one vacation, we have a person come after work and spend the night, or my daughter come and spend the night and we have a dog walker–a teenager with younger sisters that love the dogs. They all troop over and play with them. They are very glad when we get home, so on that I agree that they can be very sensitive, but so can many dogs. When you have this one all trained, you might want to see about a companion. I don’t think 2 are any more trouble than 1. Our oldest dog trained the little one on how to potty and what to do. Now they are both asleep on either side of me as I type this, showing affection together, going everywhere together and going outside together. Just a thought.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    I have had my cavachon about six years and the owner sold him to me because she was gone all the time and he got depressed. Also, he does not care for repair men uniform or the men in them. Otherwise he is the sweetest most loving animal I have ever had. We have never had a better dog.

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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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    Anonymous Replied:

    You are so right. Our word is, go poo poo-pee pee. It works though. When I had a poodle the word was hurry up.

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    pip Replied:

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

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    Linda Replied:

    I train my dogs by a person’s method that worked well for her. Take the dog out and as they start to go, snap your fingers together several times and say “Get busy!” or something like that. It didn’t take my dogs long to figure that one out. The same when they poop. Soon you can take them out and immediately start snapping your fingers and saying your “Get Busy” and they will know what they should do. We then started a pattern of when we take them out and noticed when they pooped and when they didn’t. Then we knew when we needed to keep up the finger snapping and when they were probably done. It did take us more time than we thought it would until we figure out to notice THEIR schedule. Also, a book we just read said that a dog will learn what his territory is inside the house. So they learned that our kitchen, hall, bedroom and study was their territory and learned not to pee there. However, when we decided to open up other rooms, they would go in for the first time and “mark” their territory in their new room. We finally figured out what was going on. So make sure you are not letting them roam into new places in the house until you are ready to teach them not to mess in that room either.

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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.

    Anonymous Replied:

    The cavachon will do great and your customers would love them too. The only time mine barks is when our other dog starts barking and she is trying to get him to bark, it’s like she is calling him. She is a Bichon.

    Linda Replied:

    My dogs only bark when outside and another dog goes by. I am amused that your dog does that growl sound too! A friend of my daughters came over and he does it when he wants attention. She thought he was mean because of the growl. We all had a good laugh. The same one will also get worked up and issue a howl which is hard to describe. It is like he is trying to talk to you and you just aren’t getting it! Does anyone else have one that does the “Bichon Sprint”? That is what people have called it. Every evening, they will just take off running full speed in circles around the furniture or around the yard. It is hilarious to watch. My small one eventually hides under a chair because the bigger one can run right over him. It is so entertaining!

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    Sasha Replied:

    My 5 month old Cavachon has puppy zoomies every single night without fail – sometime between 4 and 7. He’s nuts then calms down and crashes. Never heard of the Bichon Sprint but that makes sense.

    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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    geoff blackburn Replied:

    we do as well but he takes ages eating but i bought some bakers and haringtons and mix it but not all that keen do you mix anything in with the royal canin .thankyou

    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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    Linda Replied:

    I tried, but it was a failure! Sorry I can’t help.

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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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    Linda Replied:

    The ones I have seen they call F2 and they seemed to be not nearly as cute. Their features seemed to be wrong with a long, long nose and the ones I saw were larger!

    Linda Replied:

    My 2 dogs look very different as far as their fur. My first one was supposed to be a tri and now at 4 years old, you can nearly see anything that would be black. Also his fur is a tight curl. I know that breeder was on the level. The other was from another state and she is smaller and has very light “hair” that feels much softer than the fur, which I am told is normal. So, after he loses his puppy fur, you might end up with either extreme. The two dogs they breed together are a lot different when you are talking about their fur.

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