Cavachon

Cavachon

Cavachon dog breed is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise. The Cavachon shares characteristics that are common in both of these dog breeds. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are pure. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

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. 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 the Cavachon dog breed.

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!

The Cavachon is a rather light and sporadic eater. They will be content with two small meals of quality dog food a day. The Cavachon is a very smart breed, able to quickly pick up on many tricks and follow obedience training very well.

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  1. Riley says:

    Riley the Cavachon at about 4 years old

  2. Riley says:

    Riley the Cavachon at about 4 years old—Riley came to us in the first half of 2007. My wife Karen had cancer and was facing chemo, radiation and surgery. She decided she wanted a dog. I was much against the idea since I was the one who would be walking the dog, taking it to the groomers, etc. Well, she saw Riley in the pet store in our town and decided he was going to be her dog. I said, No. She said – It’s me or the dog and I said, Yes.

    Karen died in September 2009 and I consider Riley to be my last gift from her. He has been a tremendous source of comfort and joy for me. I have never bonded with an animal as I have with Riley. He travels with me to work often and is loved by my co-workers and our clients.

    I consider Riley the perfect dog, combining the best of the Bichon Frise and the temperament of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He is quiet and loving without being needy. At 19 lbs. and with hypo-allergenic hair he is easy to have in the house. I take him to the groomer for his spa treatment every 7 to 8 weeks. Riley is a great dog and wonderful companion.

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