Information about Cavoodles

Cavapoo or Cavoodle dogs are a crossbreed between two popular dog breeds, the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and the Poodle. Breeders may also breed a King Charles Cavalier with a toy poodle for a toy cavoodle or toy cavapoo.

The Cavoodle/Cavapoo is a popular dog, and with one look it’s clear to see why. Cavoodles are simply adorable and very friendly.

Cavoodle breed information

If you’d like to get to know the breed a little more closely, here are a few key traits and facts about the Cavoodle:

How long do Cavoodles live?

Cavoodles or cavapoos can live for up to 15 years.

How big do Cavoodles get?

There are two different sizes of cavoodles: mini cavoodles and toy cavoodles. A mini cavoodle is a cross between a King Charles and a mini poodle, while a toy cavoodle comes from a King Charles and a toy poodle, making it the smaller of the two.

  • Mini cavoodles usually grow to stand between 30 and 40cm tall, and can can weigh between 5 and 10kg as adults.
  • Toy cavoodles usually grow to be between 25 and 30cm tall, and can can weigh up to 5kg.

Do Cavoodles shed?

Cavoodles have limited shedding. Given that their coat is made up from hair instead of fur they are ideal for people with allergies.

  Should I get a Cavoodle?

Should I get a Cavoodle?

Cavoodles or cavapoos are generally very gentle, sweet little dogs that make them popular for families or households with busy schedules.

The usually low maintenance of a cavoodle makes them chosen companions for older dog lovers. Additionally, families who might not have the time to fit in long, high-energy walks would love a dog who is just happy to play fetch and receive some good pats.

In terms of living space, Cavoodles are generally very flexible. Cavoodles or Cavapoos are usually happy living in a smaller home, even an apartment or flat. Cavoodle dogs don’t usually require overly frequent walks. An afternoon stroll each day might be plenty of exercise for the average cavapoo. 

Cavoodle personality

Cavoodles are bundles of joy that usually thrive with plenty of affection and care.

Cavoodles tend to be quite curious and will happily train and learn new skills. They love getting to know new people and new pets and quickly make friends. Cavoodles are often happy in larger households with several other pets and people to talk to and play with.

Taking care of a Cavoodle


Cavoodles or Cavapoos are hypoallergenic, just like their poodle parents. They may not shed, but you will need to give them a good brush once a week to remove any loose hair. Regular trimming and professional grooming can help keep a cavoodle looking good and feeling happy with their coat.


Despite being small enough to be carried or to sit on your lap, a Cavoodle will most likely want to run and trot about on its own four feet. A Cavoodle should get out for a walk daily if possible to help them stretch their legs, keep healthy, and work off any extra energy.


When choosing a food for your Cavoodle, select a premium food appropriate to your dog’s age and life stage. Cavoodles may benefit from a sensitivity diet that helps with sensitive tummies and skin.1

Help your Cavoodle avoid becoming overweight by ensuring that you follow the recommended feeding guides on the food appropriate to your pet's size. A calorie restricted diet could be a good choice if your Cavoodle is overweight. Make sure your dog always has a supply of fresh, clean water available.1

Common Cavoodle health conditions

Like most dog breeds, Cavoodles are susceptible to certain health conditions. Here are some examples:

Hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a hereditary skeletal condition seen in medium to large dog breeds. The condition creates a deformity in a dog’s hips as tåhey grow, leading to reduced mobility and range of motion. Cavoodles can have a higher chance of developing hip dysplasia because of their genes. Early signs of hip dysplasia in a dog can be limping, abnormal walking patterns, and loss of muscle in the hind legs.



Cavoodle owners should watch for cataracts—a cloudy membrane forming over the eye lens, which can be removed with surgery. A great way to help a Cavoodle stay happy and healthy is with regular vet checkups to address any problems or catch others before they can grow worse.

The cost of insuring a Cavoodle

If you’re thinking about getting pet insurance for your Cavoodle, factors like age and location could affect the cost of your premium. Everyday Pet Insurance offers Basic, Standard, Comprehensive and Comprehensive Plus cover that helps protect you and your furry friend. Check what each insurance cover includes.

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