Cavachon is a hybrid breed resulted from the cross of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. It appeared in 1996 and it was very popular due to its look and kind nature. It is nice and gentle like Cavalier Spaniel and playful like Bichon Frise.
Cavachon is a small sized breed with a height of 40 cm, a weight up to 8 kg and a life expectancy of about 12 years. It has a fluffy coat colored in red, brown, orange, black and white or multicolor. The coat is inherited from the Bichon and is soft and silky.
It is generally a healthy breed and is a nice looking dog with extra fluffy, thick and curly coat. It has expressive eyes and an athletic appearance. It is playful and lively and it loves to entertain and please its owner. It learns tricks fast and it barks a lot to announce visitors.
It loves to walk and play, it is very active, smart, friendly, affectionate and jovial. It has a high level of energy and it needs daily exercise to be healthy and happy.
It is clever and responds well to positive training methods and it becomes very attached to its owner. It loves to be pampered, is easy to train and learn quickly if it has a gentle and patient trainer.
Cavachon is well suited for apartment living as it enjoys play sessions indoors.
It needs regular grooming as its coat generally grows up to 3-5 inches. Its hair has to be cut once or twice per month depending on the season. Brush its coat frequently to avoid tangles. Get it used with brushing since puppyhood to perceive this as a pleasant activity.
Wash and clean its coat regularly and pay attention to the ears. They need to be carefully cleaned as well as the area around the eyes to remove the dirt. Also clean the teeth and check them regularly to prevent tooth loss.
It needs exercise on a regular basis to maintain its health, be happy and consume its energy. Get it exercised daily, take it to walks and initiate play sessions.
Feed it with dry food twice a day to avoid dental problems and always measure the quantity of food to prevent obesity.
Generally, Cavachon is a healthy breed. It can inherit from its parents health issues like heart diseases, hip dysplasia, eye or ear diseases, epilepsy or flea bite allergies. It has a sensitivity towards cold weather and it needs to be protected during cold periods.
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