Hi,

I have a 6 month old Cavachon.  I have heard that Cavachons don’t shed (or shed very little).  My cavachon sheds quite a bit. Is it just puppy shedding and once her puppy hair falls out and the new adult hair comes in it will slow down?

Thank you.

J.


Hi J.,

I have gotten your question a few times, and it always brings a smile to my face.  After we had Kasey for a few months, he was shedding like crazy!  I thought I really got ripped off because when I started the search for a puppy the non-shedding aspect was one of the reasons I chose a Cavachon (now that I know their personality , how smart and how loving these dogs are, I would still get one!)  Well, I guess it was just the process of losing the puppy hair and transitioning to adult hair as you said.  Hopefully, it will be the same case with you. Kasey really doesn’t shed at all now, although I do get a lot of hair in the comb when I comb him. We’ll see some hair on our clothes sometimes, too, but nothing bad.  I feel blessed.  When my son brings his dog over, I learn just what real shedding from a dog is!!

I do also see a bit more hair loss at the change of seasons, but that is normal, too!

Hope this helps and you have shed-free days to look forward to!

77 Responses to “Cavachon Shedding – Do Cavachon Puppies Shed More than Cavachon Adults?”

  • Maggie.W. says:

    Hi,
    I have loved reading some of your comments which have been very helpful …… We have a lovely little girl called Poppi ….she is 14 weeks old and is clean although we do put a training mat down at night time ….. It didn’t take long to get her to go outside , what I did was put a training mat out there.. And said to her do you wanna go wee wees and take her outside and put her on the training mat …then sat in the garden with her ( oh and froze lol ) and just kept telling her to go she played and did everything but ……in the end she went ..this became regular over a couple of days…I replace the training mat outside but will adventually remove it and she brill now….she has done a few wee s on the inside training mat at night but ..I’m happy with that …..I was also told if I give her bottled water instead of tap ..it will help to keep her eyes clean …..hope this helped someone ….

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  • jude evans says:

    hi my cavachon is 20 weeks old and i have noticed that his tear stains seem to be turning red this as just happened in the last 2 days is there anything wrong please(it seems to be more over his nose)

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  • Anonymous says:

    Some pups take the bichon fur that don’t shed some take the cavalier fur so will shed. Get a pure bichon to be sure it don’t shed.
    I have cavachon, her mum cavalier and dad was cavachon so she sheds but not alot.

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  • Brenda says:

    We have 2 little Cavashon brothers Boomer & Badger that are awesome. They have minimal hair loss when I brush them each day,but no real shedding. We had a Bichon that had a little shedding until his adult coat was in and then he was great after that. Ours are 15 wks old today. We got Boomer and a week later went back for his brother,that’s how much we loved their personality.

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  • kirsty says:

    I was wondering how they got the dog to travel safely. I think you should meet the puppy’s home and the mum, plus dad (where possible). It gives you a good idea of how they are being brought in to the world, and just how ethical their breeding plans are. I turned down a puppy having travelled about 2 hours to find the farm. I found the facilities a little worrying and the puppy I had reserved was poorly so I couldn’t take it that day. Nobody phoned to say I shouldn’t make the journey. I was so sad to come home with no dog, but in the end I found a lovely breeder closer to home. I visited her home, met mum and I have to say my dog is perfect. We still stay in touch with occasional messages and photos. So glad I didn’t take the first dog I visited, whilst I feel sad leaving a dog behind, I can’t support a puppy farm with my money, or a pet shop with a crate of puppies.

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  • Tara Francis-smith says:

    We have a 10 week old male cavachon, we have. Been so lucky. He doesn’t shed at all, sleeps in a crate all night, uses a dog flap to go outsiide to poo and wee, if the back door isn’t open. Think this I’d because we have been lucky in the beginning and the weather was good so the door was left open.. And even sits when we say sit, he is the loveliest nature… We are lucky

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    Trish Replied:

    What breeder did you get him from? I am looking into getting a Cavachon.

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    Emily Replied:

    where did you get him from?

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  • Amy says:

    We have an 11 week old female Cavachon named Annabelle. She is our first puppy. We adore her. We are noticing she seems to be breathing fast and shallow while asleep. Anyone else notice this trait??

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    Anonymous Replied:

    My 11 month old has short shallow breathes when he is at rest and I am concerned. However, he doesn’t seem to be bothered by it. He loves to run and play for long periods of time and isn’t short of breath so I don’t know what to make of this.

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  • Beth says:

    Charity Fulmer of ThreeOaks Farm in Cottageville, SC is an excellent breeder. She raises the puppies as her own, loving them and socializing them with her other pets (cats, horses, dogs) and kids. However, she only does a few litters a year. Her Cavachons are extremely pricey, but they are worth every cent. She evaluates any family trying to buy a puppy and makes sure the puppy is going to an excellent home. I highly recommend her.

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  • Kim says:

    Hello all. I have a 3 month old male cavachon. He is truly adorable but I can’t seem to get him to stop biting, jumping at me and nipping. Any suggestions?

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Have you tried substitution? Our 3.5 month old has the same problem. We also use training treats when she displays positive behavior.

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  • kiara says:

    I suggest that the first day you get it you should leav it indoors the next day start to practise your dog will walk but make sure you get some water and rest a few times if this dose not work then bring a carrying bag tohelp

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  • TB says:

    My husband and I purchased a Cavachon on 2/19/14 from a breeder. She was 6 months old at the time. She was advertised as having some training. We assumed that that meant house trained, crate trained, etc. From the time we picked her up, she has been my shadow, scared of my husband who is the biggest dog lover ever. He still has not been able to hold her on his lap. The first time we tried to put her in her crate was horrible. That has gotten better. The first time we tried to put a leash on her she went wild. I can now put the leash on easily if I am already holding her, but if I try to get her to come to me to put the leash on, she runs like someone is going to hurt her or something. According to the breeder, her daughter could put her on the leash and walk her. This I can see could get better. House training has been ok. 4 accidents in the house in a month I do not feel is bad. We have a doggie door and she adapted very nicely to it. We have two English setters that she likes to follow, so house training is not an issue. She does shed and today was to be her first grooming. To get the dog to the groomer, you first have to get the dog to come to you. She ran all over the house like she was afraid, had to cancel the appointment. Tomorrow was to be the first vet appointment since she has been with us. This appointment had to be cancelled also. Today, Mia went back to the breeder, its as if she thinks we were going to hurt her. My husband and I have been married 25 years and have had dogs all our lives. We have even rescued an English setter who still gets a little skittish sometimes, but nothing like this dog. I don’t know if anyone can help or not, but all I’ve done since she went back to the breeders today is cry. She acts like she is scared to death. I have tried treats to get her to come, but she has gotten wise to it and gets the treat and runs before I can even get her. We do not have children here, we have grandchildren that come and she growls at them and tries to back herself tighter into the chair. This dog goes more in reverse trying to back away from everything than it does going forward. Please, if someone could shed some light on this, in this month I have become so attached to her that I want her back and my husband says lets just go back and get her, he could handle her not coming to him.

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    Anonymous Replied:

    Sounds to me as if she has been ill treated in the past and really not fair to hand her back. Have patience and kindness and get her back .

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  • Mollys Mom says:

    See above – Briarthorn is a wonderful breeder!

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  • Mollys Mom says:

    Our Cavachon is 3 months old now, and does not shed at all. She is a beautiful, smart, loving girl I strongly suggest you look at Briarthorn Cavachons in Ohio. They raise their dogs in their home, with love! They feed them a special natural food, that both my vet and a rep that I met from the dog food company were very impressed with! The day she was to fly to us the flight was delayed by 2 hours. Mark, the breeder, stayed with her the entire time, until she boarded the plane – now THAT’S a breeder that loves his pups!

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    Anonymous Replied:

    I was told by our breeder, that the mom needs to be a Bichon and the dad, the Cavalier Spaniel. That gives them the Bichon coat, which is non-shedding. If the mom is the Cavalier, they will look more like Cavaliers.Maybe this is why some are shedding?

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  • Helen says:

    Hi,i just wanted to share a few words about cavachons and shedding. Our Tilly is nearly a year now and her coat sheds terribly, we have hair EVERYWHERE. I have to vaccum everyday and groom her constantly,i even brought the dog grooming attachment for my dyson. I did loads of research before buying a puppy and as we both suffer from asthma, it was important that we choose a
    non/low shedding coat. I was assured by the breeder that her coat would hardly shed,as did everything i’d read. Tilly’s coat was quite curly as a puppy but now it’s much more like a Cavalier. Tilly is beautiful and we all adore her so we just have to put up with all the hair….like living with a golden retreiver….and i know with a crossbreed it’s a bit pot luck, but i do wish i’d gone with a poodle cross, which i think, would have been better.

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    Jenny uk Replied:

    Try having her groomed and clipped short – best by hand using scissors not electric clippers
    should not shed then and coat really soft too – much better in summer but needs a coat on to go out in cold wet weather

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    hasbilbo Replied:

    You probably haven’t got a proper Cavachon because mine is 9 weeks
    old and don’t get much hair on my furniture or when we brush him.

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  • Opionion02122 says:

    I rescued my Cavachon, and was told that all Cavachons come from puppy mills. I was told to never buy one, for that reason. I love my little guy, but it makes me very sad to know his mom and dad are in a puppy mill! Given a chance, I will adopt another rescued Cavachon, but I won’t buy one!

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    kirsty Replied:

    My Cavachon was not from a puppy mill. It was from a responsible breeder who could let me meet mum straight away. We still stay in touch with photos and messages. I wasn’t concerned that it was a puppy mill. I was confident this was the breeders home and that she was being responsible in breeding healthy puppies. It’s good that people care where their dogs have come from and don’t just fall in love with the cuteness of a puppy, ignoring all the unhealthy sides to buying and selling dogs. I’m glad their are kind people like yourself who do look after the dogs who are not brought in to this world ethically. Its a big responsibility to risk all the extra vet bills and extra care a dog may need. I suppose you risk this anyway when you take on a dog, but to know its from a puppy mill takes a hero!

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  • Anonymous says:

    Have never left our cavachon on her own for more than 2 hours and that’s only at weekends as she barks, we take her for a walk before we go out so she will sleep, but she does not. Any other suggestions please.

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