Origin and characteristics

The Cavachon is a hybrid or mixed-breed dog, consisting of a cross between a Bichon Frise and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Although the Cavachon is classed as a mixed breed dog, is quickly becoming popular within the UK with people who are looking for a small dog or a toy dog that is a little different.

Compact, spunky, and full of fun, these pups inherited some of the best traits from both of their parents. They are inquisitive and like to get involved in everything that is going on around them, but they are also happy to join you for a nap on the sofa. They have open, friendly personalities and they get on well with kind children, and are also fairly social with other dogs, if they are socialised properly when young.

They do well in houses with or without a garden. They can adapt to just about any environment. They love being lavished with attention and will accept spoils from any family member.

They enjoy palling around with kids, joining in their games or sitting in their laps. They’re very tolerant of the noise and commotion associated with children.

With proper introductions and training, the Cavachon can get along with cats and other animals.

Cavachons have a moderate amount of energy. One half hour walk with some moderate activities in between should keep your Cavachon happy and stimulated.

Cavachons do not like to be left alone for long periods of time and, if isolated, could exhibit destructive behaviour.

Cavachons are little dogs, and so are best fed a food designed for small or toy dogs. They are not among the biggest of eaters and should be fed small meals staggered throughout the day, rather than one big one.

The Cavachon enjoys learning through play and will soon get to grips with new skills if you train them using positive reinforcement and reward. They are not particularly prone to picking up undesirable habits, but it is important to be consistent with the training and the way they are managed.

Cavachons aren’t particularly suited for extreme weather. You may need to apply sunscreen to the ears, nose, and sensitive areas where there’s less fur coverage in the summer months.

  • Lifespan: 10-15 Years

  • Size: 23-33 cm

  • Weight: 6-9 kg

  • Breed group: mixed breed

  • Coat: medium-length, soft and fluffy

Coat, Shedding, Grooming

The Cavachon itself may inherit either the Bichon Frise or the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel coat, but they are much more likely to develop a coat that falls somewhere between the two parameters.

Cavachons usually have medium-length coats, and they’re generally considered to be a good choice for allergy sufferers. There are longer-coated Cavachons, too, though they may not be as allergy friendly.

Cavachons are fairly easy to groom. A good brushing three to four times a week should do the trick.

The Cavachon coat is usually soft and very fluffy and can grow up to 10cm in length. They do not tend to shed much hair, and regular brushing and grooming is necessary to prevent tangling and knots in the coat. They can also be clipped into a particular pattern, or professionally groomed and trimmed to achieve a certain look

How to manage shedding?

It is advised to groom them pet every seven weeks. You can take your pet to a professional groomer for doing so. Their coat needs to be clipped from time to time. Use a soft-bristled brush to brush the furry coat.

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