If You Haven’t Heard about the Cavachon, Get in Here and Get to Know This Lovable Breed!

January 14, 2018

Cavachon puppies have actually been around for longer than you might think!

You have surely seen these beauties, but perhaps you didn’t recognize the breed by name. Let us introduce you to this breed. Cavachon puppies are a type of mixed breed or hybrid dogs that came from a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. Their exact history is murky, because of the hybrid status, but they’ve been around for years. The Gleneden Kennel takes ownership of developing and naming the breed in the late 1990s. They’ve since gained popularity. Though they’re not recognized by the AKC, they are recognized in the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Let’s dive in, shall we?

They are certainly and proudly lapdogs, with an average height between 12 to 16 inches and weight between 10 to 20 pounds. Occasionally, you will see the Cavachon full-grown a little smaller, but it’s hard to tell when they are puppies. The size truly depends on whether your pup is a first-generation Cavachon, Cavalier King Charles to Bichon bred, or a second-generation Cavachon, Cavachon to Cavachon bred. The latter of the two will be smaller than the former, but is not as common.

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This is truly one of the sweetest breeds out there

The temperament of Cavachon puppies vary depending on the breeding, however you can fully expect your pup to be kid-friendly and playful. They are loyal dogs and will develop a strong liking to one particular family member. How sweet?! They are extremely sweet…when they’re not sleeping. They love to sleep and cuddle in your lap and since they’re just so darn cute, that’s typically where their owners like them! They are rather social dogs, if introduced to others in their puppy stages. Cavachon puppies are very smart and can easily pick up on many tricks and follow obedience training very well.

Health and fitness are important!

For the most part, Cavachon puppies are a generally healthy breed. Because they are crossbred, they’re less likely to develop congenital conditions than purebred dogs, simply because the gene pool is much larger. The average life span of Cavachons is between 10 and 15 years. Since the Cavachon doesn’t have high energy levels, they do quite well with a daily walk or romp in the yard. Be careful with treats, Cavachons have a tendency to put on the pounds!