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Cavachon Breed Information

Sweet, charming, fluffy and cuddly with an infectious jolly mood, Cavachon puppies are one of the best family companion pets. The Cavachon, a furry bundle of joy, is a lively, bouncy pup that lacks aggression, enjoys training and loves being spoiled.  The Cavachon is a fairly new designer hybrid breed. They are a cross between the purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the purebred Bichon Frise. Small in stature, with an average weight between 10 and 20 pounds, a sweet face, big round soulful eyes, a small button nose and a wiggly tail, with parents like the elegant and royal Cavalier and the sweet and merry Bichon, the Cavachon is nothing less than perfect.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Hybrid / Cavalier King Charles crossed with a Bichon Frise ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Affectionate, Friendly, Gentle, Loving, Playful, Sweet ADULT WEIGHT 10-20 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 12-13 in LIFE SPAN 10-17 yrs

Cavachon Characteristics

  • The Cavachons are loyal and devoted dogs who love their human family above all else
  • Hypoallergenic low-shedding coat
  • Accepting, calm and lovable, the Cavachon has a delightful personality and is fantastic with children of all ages and other pets
  • Cavachons live longer, healthier lives due to hybrid vigor
  • Easy to train, easy to groom and eager to please, the Cavachon puppy is the perfect fit for families with or without children, singles, seniors and first-time pet owners
  • The Cavachons are highly adaptable to both calm and active lifestyles
  • Always in a cheerful uplifting mood, the Cavachon is an excellent therapy dog
  • The Cavachon is moderately active, loves to cuddle, and thrives in both small apartments as well as big homes  

Cavachon Breeders

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Cavachon Appearance

The Cavachon is a sweet, cuddly looking dog with a small head, big round dark soulful eyes, a tiny black button nose, cute floppy ears and a long bushy tail. Small in stature, the Cavachon has an average weight between 10 and 20 pounds and an average height between 12 to 13 inches. The Cavachon has a small, compact and sturdy body covered in a soft medium to long silky coat that can vary from straight to wavy and sometimes curly. The Cavachon coat is hypoallergenic and low-shedding and can come in a variety of colors and color combinations that include white; white with tan; black with tan; apricot; red; brown; sable, and sometimes tricolor. The Cavachons are famous for retaining their forever-young looks and playful personalities well into their teen years. 

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Timbit (was Mandalay), a Cavachon puppy from Perrysburg, OH Winnie, a Cavachon puppy from North Billerica, MA Eleanor “Ellie Mae” (was Kate @ Premier), a Cavachon puppy from Parkersburg, Wv Gracie, a Cavachon puppy from Indianapolis IN Cheerio (formerly Alex), a Cavachon puppy from Houston, TX Dunken (formally Mike), a Cavachon puppy from Huron, Oh Cheerio, a Cavachon puppy from Houston, TX Bacon, a Cavachon puppy from Indianapolis Was Kyrie, now Cooper, a Cavachon puppy from Denvet, Colorado

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Cavachon Temperament

 The Cavachon is a lively, happy, spunky little dog with a great love for the outdoors that enjoys games and activities like swimming, hiking and fetching. Social, joyful, fun and wonderful travel companions, the Cavachons are always excited to discover new places, meet new people and make new friends they can play with. Cavachon puppies are bright, curious and eager to please; they are known to excel at learning and will find training to be a very fun activity. Cavachon dogs are known to be very loving, loyal and devoted. They thrive on attention and have unconditional love for their human family. Although Cavachons crave attention and are known to become their owner’s second shadow, they are not overly dependent and are more than capable of keeping themselves occupied with a chew toy. 

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Cavachon History

One of the most popular designer hybrid breeds today, the Cavachon, also known as “the Cavalier Bichon” or “the Bichon King Charles”, is a cross between a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a purebred Bichon Frise. The sweet, lovable Cavachon puppies were first introduced to the world during the 1990’s in North America. By crossing a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a Bichon Frise, breeders aimed to create a healthier, affectionate and joyful pup who would inherit the hypoallergenic coat of the Bichon and the brilliant mind and happy demeanor of the Cavalier.  
Although the Cavachon breed is fairly new and without much history to it, we can take a look back at the history of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise parent breeds to better understand the designer hybrid breed.  
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel also referred to as “the Spaniel Gentle” or “the Comforter”, is an elegant and graceful dog with a sweet personality and a brilliant mind. A centuries old breed, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is considered to be part of the canine world aristocracy. Their gentle and loving personality, sharp intelligence and happy demeanor have earned the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels a place in the hearts of royals and a great number of admirers throughout history.  

The Bichon Frise also referred to as “Bichon Tenerife”, is an adorable looking, clever and merry dog with a big heart that originated in Tenerife during the 14th century. Theirtoy like appearance, joyful attitude and cuddly nature have won the Bichon Frise the favor of the French and Spanish nobility. Greatly loved at royal courts around the world, the Bichon Frise has often appeared in famous paintings alongside members of royal families. A natural born entertainer, a cuddly lap dog and a loyal and loving companion pet, the Bichon Frise is and always has been one of the most loved dog breeds in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a Cavachon and a Cavapoo? A Cavachon is a cross breed between a Bichon Frise and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, whereas the Cavapoo is a cross breed between a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Are Cavachon’s hypoallergenic? The Cavachon is not truly hypoallergenic, though they have a coat very similar to their Bichon Frise parent and therefore shedding is minimal to none making them a great option for those who suffer from pet allergies.

How much does the Cavachon weigh? The Cavachon on average weighs between 10 to 14 lbs. at full grown.

How tall is the Cavachon? At full growth the Cavachon measures between 10 to 13 inches.

What is the lifespan of a Cavachon? The average life expectancy of a Cavachon is between 13 to 15 years.

What colors are Cavachon’s? This designer hybrid most commonly is born with colors including white with tan, apricot, red, brown and sometimes with black markings.

How much exercise does the Cavachon require? This breed will require a moderate amount of exercise. A daily walk and some active play each day at a combined minimum of 30 minutes will be enough to keep your Cavachon healthy for years to come. They also love to play, so having lots of toys for independent play is important, especially for chewing.

Is the Cavachon a sociable dog? Yes, this breed loves to be the center of attention. They will socialize very well with other people and other dogs if socialization is started at a young age.

What is the temperament of a Cavachon? This breed sure loves its humans, which can make them a bit clingy. They are extremely loving, gentle and devoted pets making for an excellent companion. They are active and playful and are always up for an adventure as long as they are with their owner or family.

Can the Cavachon be left alone? This breed can be left alone, but it wouldn’t be suggested to leave them alone for long periods of time as they become very attached to their owners and family. Being left alone for extended periods of time can create separation anxiety and destructive behavior.

What is an F1 Cavachon? An F1 Cavachon is the first-generation crossbreed between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise.

Are Cavachon's aggressive? Absolutely not, in fact these hybrids are quite the opposite. They take on the gentle and mild manner temperament of their parent breeds.

Does the Cavachon require a lot of grooming? No, these designer dogs are fairly low-maintenance and require less grooming compared to other designer breeds. A brushing a few times per week will help to keep their coat shiny and prevent it from matting and tangling. Professional grooming appointments every 6 to 8 weeks are recommended to keep their coat trimmed as well as their nails clipped and their ears and teeth cleaned.

How much will I need to feed my Cavachon? At full grown your Cavachon will need about 1 cup of high quality dry dog food each day. This should be separated into two separate meals.

Is the Cavachon easy to train? They’re easier to train in comparison to other dogs because of their high level of intelligence and curiosity. Consistency, patience and lots of positive reinforcement and praise will have this little one trained in no time.