Type: Companion - Cross Breed
Height: 11-14 inches
Weight: 15-25 pounds
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Activity: High activity – Needs playtime and regular walks.
Description: A Cavachon is a hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. Hybrids have become very popular in the past few years. They play a big role in the current designer dog trend. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. Sweet and innocent like the Cavalier, yet bouncy and peppy like the Bichon. The Cavachon is appealing to pet owners because of its qualities that come from the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, such as friendliness and sweetness, along with its beautiful varied coat colors. Its powder puff coat is attractive and its temperament makes for a great companion dog.
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Other Names: Cavashon
Colors: Red, white, peach, sable, or black and tan (can be solid tan on white). Can have patched patterns on the face, like a Cavalier.
Coat: Long, somewhat wavy to curly; hypoallergenic; low or non-shedding. Undercoat is dense and soft; outer coat is full, soft and silky.
Temperament: Sweet and friendly, yet playful and energetic; people-lover
With Children: Especially fond of children, frolics and plays with them for long periods of time.
With Pets: Good with other canines and felines, too
Care and Training: Requires daily brushing, grooming when if needed and plenty of exercise.
Learning Rate: High – Very intelligent
Special Needs: Requires constant care of coat
Living Environment: Fenced yard, leash, socialization, and training.
Health Issues: Excellent health; stronger than either the purebred Cavalier or Bichon.
History: Recent result of efforts to develop a cross of Bichon Frise. This breed is quickly becoming a popular choice for dog owners. The appeal lies in the Cavalier’s sweet disposition and friendliness with the Bichon’s low-shedding, low-dander coats.