Everything you need to know about White Cavapoos
Published Friday, January 12, 2024 by Elena R.
The white Cavapoo, a beautiful but rare sight in the world of designer dogs, is a mix between a small-sized Poodle (usually toy or mini varieties), and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Like all designer dogs, the parents of a white Cavapoo are both purebred.
White Cavapoos are as adorable as a dog can get. They have the fluff, the charm, and the cuddliness that Cavapoos are adored for. They are also intelligent and easy-going, which allows them to train easily and adapt seamlessly into any family setting.
If you’re eager to meet the white Cavapoo, or just want to delight in some eye-candy photos of adorable Cavapoos with white coats, keep reading. We'll go over what white Cavapoos are all about, including their temperament, coat qualities, size, care considerations and more.
Table of Contents
- Appearance and Size of White Cavapoos
- Best Haircuts for White Cavapoos
- White Cavapoo Temperament and Behavior
- Hypoallergenic Qualities of White Cavapoos
- Caring for a White Cavapoo
- White Cavapoo Puppy Prices
Appearance and Size of White Cavapoos
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Though quite rare compared to other Cavapoo colors, white Cavapoos are a treat for the eyes. When you consider how popular the Cavapoo breed is, it’s no wonder that these dogs come in all shapes, colors, and even coat types.
When it comes to genetics, the white Cavoodle is a bit more complicated than meets the eye. The parents of the breed, the Cavalier King Charles spaniel and the Poodle, both need to carry the white gene for the offspring to be white. Luckily, both parent breeds usually do.
Most white Cavapoos will have either slight, subtle shades of cream or tan, or small markings of other colors present on their predominantly white coats. You can also find solid white Cavapoos, but these are considerably rarer.
Pure White Cavapoo
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Tan and White Cavapoo
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Black and White Cavapoo
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Brown and White Cavapoo
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Tan or Yellowish White Cavapoo
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Abstract White Cavapoo
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White Merle cavapoo
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Most dogs change color when they transition from puppyhood to adulthood. This is not to say that all of them do, or that the color changes are extreme. In most cases, the difference is subtle, with a shade or two darker or lighter. For white Cavapoos, this means that they can either remain solid white, or the white might turn into a lighter shade of tan. Some solid white Cavapoo puppies may also gain other color markings as they transition to adulthood. And yes, there are white Cavapoo puppies that grow up to be completely white Cavapoo adults.
Cavapoos are small dogs that range in height from 9 to 14 inches and weigh between 8 and 20 pounds when fully grown. However, like most designer dogs, they can be bred in toy Cavapoo or mini Cavapoo sizes, and be of various generations such as F1, F1b Cavapoo, and F2, which can all come with different sizes.
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White Cavapoos can have one of three coat types: straight (though rare, it is possible), wavy, or curly. The coat type is dictated by who the offspring takes after more. Some might take after their Poodle parent and have gorgeous white and curly hair, and others might be a combination of both parents and have a wavier coat. Most white Cavapoos are in between, sporting wavy or curly white coats.
White Cavapoos are no doubt a treat for the eyes. Similar to other color Cavapoos, these dogs are small, well-proportioned, and completely adorable. Their tails are curled upwards over their backs, and their ears hang down close to their face. For white Cavapoos in particular, it’s their dark eyes and dark-colored noses that pop up beautifully in contrast to their stunning white coats.
Best Haircuts for White Cavapoos
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White Cavapoos can sport any hairstyle or haircut, but there are three popular haircuts that white Cavapoo owners seem to be fond of in particular: the teddy bear cut, the summer cut, and the puppy cut.
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Teddy Bear Cut
The teddy bear cut is a favorite among owners of white Cavapoos. This haircut involves keeping the hair around the face a bit longer and rounded. It is like it sounds; it gives the white Cavapoo dogs the appearance of plush teddy bears.
The summer cut is a second favorite for white Cavapoos. This haircut involves trimming the hair short evenly across the body. Like its name suggests, this haircut is ideal for summertime.
The puppy cut might be just as popular among white Cavapoo dog owners as the teddy bear cut. It is similar to the summer cut, in that the hair is cut short evenly across the body. The difference is that the summer cut is a tad shorter than the puppy cut. This popular haircut gives the white Cavapoo the forever-young look of a puppy.
White Cavapoo Temperament and Behavior
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The white Cavapoo’s personality is just as adorable as any color Cavapoo’s. These dogs are renowned for their intelligence, sweetness, and friendliness. You would have a hard time finding a Cavapoo that isn’t eager to please or kind-hearted.
Intelligence runs in the family, especially on the Poodle’s side of it. Poodles are ranked the second most intelligent dog breed in the world, and for Cavapoos, this means big brains and versatility.
When it comes to other people, children, or even pets, Cavapoos have a little bit of something for everyone. They have ideal personalities for families with children since they are not big barkers and don’t react aggressively. They are a favorite breed for the elderly thanks to their calmness and gentleness. And they are playful and friendly, which means they thrive in a multi-pet household.
Hypoallergenic Qualities of White Cavapoos
Though no dog breed is 100% hypoallergenic, white Cavapoos, especially those with curly coats, are a great fit for allergy-sufferers since they shed minimally and tend to produce less dander than other dogs. The curly coat is inherited from the Poodle, which is one of the world’s favorite allergy-friendly dog breed.
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Caring for a White Cavapoo
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Caring for a white Cavapoo does require some attention to their health, diet, exercise and grooming needs. While most Cavapoos are low maintenance, the light-colored coat of a white Cavapoo may make them more demanding, especially when it comes to grooming.
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Like all crossbreeds, white Cavapoos can inherit some health issues that are common in their parent breeds. These might include Mitral Valve Disease, hip dysplasia, sight problems (more common during old age), and dental issues. Some Cavapoos may also be prone to obesity, especially if they are overly fed.
As a mixed breed, Cavapoos can also sometimes benefit from 'hybrid vigor,' potentially reducing their risk of some of the genetic health issues seen in purebreds. Hybrid vigor is more common in first-generation Cavapoos (f1 Cavapoos are a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle).
A properly tailored diet is essential for the health and wellbeing of a white Cavapoo, just as it is for any dog breed. Here are some key considerations for feeding a Cavapoo:
- Balanced Diet: Cavapoos require a balanced diet that includes proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. High-quality commercial dog food that is appropriate for their age (puppy, adult, senior), size, and activity level usually provides this balance.
- Protein Source: Protein is crucial for muscle growth and maintenance. Look for dog food that lists a high-quality protein source, like chicken, beef, fish, or lamb, as one of the first ingredients.
- Size and Activity Level: Cavapoos are typically small to medium-sized dogs with moderate activity levels. This means that their diet should match their caloric needs, which are influenced by their size, age, and how active they are. Overfeeding can lead to obesity.
- Special Dietary Needs: Some Cavapoos may inherit the Poodle’s food sensitivities or allergies. If you notice signs of an allergy (like excessive itching, red skin, or gastrointestinal upset), consult your veterinarian. They might recommend a special diet, such as grain-free or limited-ingredient food.
- Feeding Schedule: Regular feeding schedules are important for Cavapoos. Typically, adult Cavapoos do well with two meals per day. Puppies may require more frequent feeding, such as three to four times a day, to support their growth.
- Avoid Human Food: Some human foods can be harmful to dogs. Foods like chocolate, grapes, onions, and xylitol (a sweetener found in many products) need to be avoided.
- Hydration: Ensure your Cavapoo always has access to fresh, clean water.
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As mentioned earlier, Cavapoos are moderately active dogs. They love their daily walks and require frequent playtime and mental stimulation to remain fit both mentally and physically. At least two walks per day are recommended along with some indoor games. Engage in play activities that stimulate your Cavapoo’s mind and body. Fetch, tug-of-war, and hide-and-seek are great games that all Cavapoos enjoy. Training your pup is also a great way to provide them with the exercise and mental stimulation they need. You can create short training sessions that include plenty of treats and lots of praise.
White Cavapoos are a bit more demanding when it comes to grooming. Their white coats stain easily, and any trace of dust or dirt becomes considerably more visible on white fur. Tear stains are also common in white Cavapoos, which means they require daily attention to the area around their eyes. Wet wipes or a damp cloth are ideal for this job. Gently wipe the area under their eyes, daily if you can, to avoid tear stains. You can also trim the hair around the eyes to make it easier to clean.
Brushing a white Cavapoo daily is a must, but luckily, it is not a time-consuming activity. Brushing helps rid the coat of any dirt or debris and gives you a moment to bond with your fur baby.
Other grooming tasks that you need to be prepared for include trimming the Cavapoo’s hair every 6 to 8 weeks, bathing, nail trimming, and teeth cleaning.
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White Cavapoo Puppy Prices
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Because white Cavapoos are not as common as black Cavapoos, brown, or red Cavapoos, their price may differ. But generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1500 to $3000 for a white Cavapoo puppy. The price can vary depending on the coloring of the coat, the reputation of the breeder, and the pup’s parents. Choosing a reputable breeder is essential when considering a Cavapoo puppy. Health tests, health guarantees, and responsible breeding practices are a must.
White Cavapoos are true bundles of joy that never fail to impress with their sweet personalities and stunning looks. They may be a tad more demanding to groom, but their love is well worth the effort. Apart from their stunning looks, white Cavapoos are gentle, cuddly dogs that thrive in a home setting where love and attention are guaranteed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are white Cavapoos rare? Yes, white Cavapoos are considered rare. The white coat color is less commonly seen because it often requires specific genetic conditions to be met from both parent breeds.
Do white Cavapoos change color? Yes, white Cavapoos can change color as they mature. Puppies born with pure white coats may develop cream or beige markings, or their white coat may slightly darken as they age.
What does a white Cavapoo look like? A white Cavapoo typically has a soft, fluffy coat that can range from wavy to curly, resembling the Poodle's coat. They often have round, expressive eyes and a friendly, affectionate expression. Their body is compact and well-proportioned, with a tail that's usually carried high.
Are white Cavapoos hypoallergenic? While no dog is completely hypoallergenic, white Cavapoos are considered to be more allergy-friendly due to their Poodle heritage. Poodles have a coat that sheds less dander, a common allergen, and this trait can be passed on to Cavapoos.
Do white Cavapoos shed? White Cavapoos are low shedders. Their Poodle ancestry gives them a coat that sheds less compared to other dog breeds. However, the degree of shedding can vary between Cavapoos.
How big do white Cavapoos get? White Cavapoos typically grow to be small to medium-sized dogs. They generally weigh between 9 to 20 pounds and can stand about 9 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder. The size can vary depending on which size Poodle (toy or miniature) is used in the mix.
Are white Cavapoos high maintenance? White Cavapoos can be a bit more high maintenance than regular Cavapoos, primarily due to their coat color and type. The white coat may show dirt more easily and require more frequent grooming to prevent matting and maintain its appearance. Regular brushing, bathing, and professional grooming are important for their coat care.
What are the parents of white Cavapoos? The parents of white Cavapoos are a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle. Typically, the Poodle parent is either a toy or miniature variety.