The Cavoodle (also known as a Cavapoo) is a crossbreed dog, the offspring of a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Cavoodle became especially popular through crossbreeding programs in Australia in the late 1990s. The Cavapoo has since become one of Australia’s most popular breeds. Cavoodles were bred by ACA Breeders kennels to be healthy, outgoing, small dogs with a low to non-shedding coats, who would get along well with children. They are a very popular crossbreed dog in Australia due to their exceptional temperaments, robustness and low-shed. The breed is also increasingly popular in the United Kingdom.
The Cavapoo is a cross between the Toy or Miniature Poodle, and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Cavapoo has been bred to get along well with all types of human families; from the elderly to families with small children. It has a brown, blonde, white, black, gold and tawny hypoallergenic coat, round face, and long ears. There is some variation within the breed. Some puppies will lean more towards a Poodle-like appearance while others will favour the Cavalier in features. Colours are wide-ranging, including solid black,solid white, chestnut and white (Blenheim), white and tan (tri-colour), or gold all over.
The Cavapoo’s temperament are gentle and loving dogs who get along very well with young children. With an average height from 11–13″ (28–33 cm), the breed is well-suited for companionship with small children or other small pets. Cavapoos prefer the company of humans, and can become strongly attached to a specific owner. Cavapoos are intelligent, and respond better to gentle guidance than strong discipline. As young pups they will be very inquisitive with a short attention span, although they can learn house rules and expectations quickly if there is consistency in training.