If you have ever been a fan of the designer dog collection, then the Cavachon is your ideal pet.
Alert and curious, Cavachons make nice little watchdogs’but they are lovers, not fighters, and operate under the assumption that there are no strangers, just friends they haven’t met yet. They are natural people pleasers and are highly trainable once they understand what is expected of them.
Cavachons get along nicely with children and other dogs. Adaptable they do equally well with active owners and homebodies. They can be upbeat athletes or shameless couch potatoes, depending on an owner’s lifestyle.
What do you get when you combine the Cavalier King Charles and the Bichon Frise? The Cavachon! This breed has become one of the United States’ most popular breeds of dogs. It is widely believed that the Cavachon was designed by breeders in North America in 1996. The goal was to create a gentle companion dog that fit well into families. This breed’s parent Bichon Frise originated in the Mediterranean and descended from water spaniels. This breed’s second parent, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is known for her gentle and loving demeanor and calm and loving disposition.
This breed has an incredibly loving and outgoing personality. They have a warm and gentle temperament and are very easy-going dogs. They tend to be very loyal to their families and enjoy as much love and attention as you can give them. They are not aggressive dogs and do great with children and other animals in the house.
Cavachons should be brushed at least two or three times a week, but every day is best. Some Cavachons shed more than others depending on what sort of coat type they have inherited from their parents. The more Bichon-Frise style, non-shedding coat should get a bath and a clipping at least once a month. If your Cavachon inherited more of a Cavalier-style coat then regular weekly brushing and an occasional bath is all that is required.
Most pet owners take their Cavachon to the groomer every four to six weeks. As with all breeds, the Cavachon’s nails should be trimmed regularly as well.
Although the Cavachon was bred to be a beloved lap dog, he is descended from sporting dogs and does enjoy moderate exercise and outdoor activities. He will happily go on walks with his owner, but he’s just as glad to stay on the sofa all day. Long stretches of calm are interspersed with brief bursts of high activity, often just running through the house or around the yard. Daily play sessions, in addition to walks, are required. Another dog can be a fine exercise companion, but the Cavachon will still need quality playtime with his owner.
Cavachons should not be allowed off leash because they retain scenting and hunting instincts, and they may not come when called if they’ve found an interesting trail to follow or a creature to pursue. Cavachons are surprisingly fast, and if one makes a dash for freedom, he may be difficult to catch or to call back to you.
The answer is no. They are very friendly and are not necessarily watch dogs but they will bark if a stranger comes along.
Yes. They could adapt to apartment living or a house in the country as long as they are mentally stimulated and exercised right.
Yes, they are extremely playful.
Not particularly. They would greet everything they meet because they are friendly but they do not have a prey drive.
They are excellent for first time owners. This is a people pleasing breed that work well for almost all lifestyles.
The average life expectancy of a Cavachon is 12 to 16 years.
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