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Cavachon At a Glance

Country of Origin:

United States of America

Breed Group:


Small to Medium. Weight: 10-20 lbs . Height: 12-16 inches


Silky, wavy or loosely-curled.


Black and White, Red and White, Sable and White; May Also Be Solid or Tri-color

Life Span:

10 to 17 years

Breed Profile

Affection Level
Barking Tendencies
Cat Friendly
Cold Weather Tolerance
Exercise Needs
General Health
Grooming Needs
Hot Weather Tolerance
Kid Friendly
Shedding Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability

Did You Know?

This dog breed is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise.

Cavachon Overview

This dog breed is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. Cavachons are often referred to as designer dogs. This dog breed has become popular as a companion dog.

Cavachon Characteristics

This dog breed is small to medium in size. They have large, expressive eyes and a sporty appearance. This dog breed is alert, sturdy, lively, and spirited.


Cavachon Temperament

This dog breed has an affectionate, loving and gentle nature. It is extremely family oriented and loves attention. This dog breed does not like to be ignored or left alone for extended periods. They do best with older children or the children, they were raised with. Generally, the breed gets along with other dogs, cats and other pets. The breed is non-aggressive but will alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.


Cavachon Care

The amount of maintenance required for this dog breed depends largely of the coat type. Regular brushing and professional clipping is recommended for the breed. It is important to regularly check and clean the ears. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. They are susceptible to ear infections, skin problems, sensitivity to fleabites, heart problems and hip dysplasia.

Irish Water Spaniel


Cavachon Coat

The coat of this breed may be silky and slightly wavy or loosely curled.


Cavachon Training

Early socialization and obedience are recommended for this dog breed. They may be difficult to house train and the crate method is recommended. Training should be performed with firmness, fairness, patience and consistency.


Cavachon Activity

This dog breed is fairly active indoors. They well suited to apartment living. The dog enjoys family activities, leashed walks and off-lead playtime in a securely fenced yard.

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