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.