Cavoodle | Dog Breed Information

Author picture Jessica  - updated: 19/04/2021

Cavoodle: Breed Spotlight

Tan Cavoodle

Fact sheet

  • Breed name: Cavoodle / Cavapoo
  • Classification: Poodle-cross
  • Size: small
  • Coat: long 
  • Colour: gold, tan, black, brown or cream
  • Personality: high energy, playful
  • Family-friendly: yes
  • Friendly with other pets: yes

Cavoodle Breed Background

The Cavoodle is an extremely popular dog breed that is a mix of the Cavalier and Miniature Poodle. It is a part of the poodle-mix classification of dogs, including the Cockapoo and Labradoodle. 

Physical Appearance of the Cavoodle 

The baby-faced Cavoodle is incredibly cute and puppy-like in appearance, even as they age. They can come in a wide rainbow of colours, from cream to black, brown, tan and all shades between. Their coat colouring will depend on the coat colour of each parent dog.

Adult Cavoodles are small dogs, and generally grow to 30 to 35 cm tall and weigh between 5kg to 12kg.

Cavoodle Behaviour and Temperament

Cavoodles are famously friendly, calm dogs that get along very well with kids and other pets. However, they can sometimes experience separation anxiety if they are left alone during the day. As such, be sure to have a plan to keep them company during the day, such as booking a dog sitter. 

Tan and white Cavoodle dog on bed

Training and Exercising Cavoodles

Cavoodles aren’t as hyperactive as some of their parent breeds, but they do need several walks a day and exercise. In addition to this, they are intelligent dogs and thrive from stimulation and training.

Living with a Cavoodle

Cavoodles very easygoing in where they live, as long as they have company and people close by. As such, they can adapt to smaller homes, such as apartments. 

Likewise, a Cavoodle will tolerate a small backyard or courtyard, as long as they live day-to-day alongside their human family. This isn’t an outdoor-only dog, though Cavoodles do need their daily exercise and walking adventures.

Cavoodle Health

Cavoodles are robust little dogs, however, have a few health issues to keep an eye on. You can expect a Cavoodle to live for approximately 10-14 years.

Health problems that Cavoodles might experience include:

  • Dental problems
  • Slipping kneecaps
  • Eye defects
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Heart issues

As such, we suggest chatting with your vet about taking preventative measures for a long, healthy life. These might include dental care or choosing a specific brand of high-quality dog food.

Tan Cavoodle yawning


One of the most distinctive features of the Cavoodle breed is its gorgeous coat, which will need grooming once every six weeks. 

In addition to brushing a few times a week, Cavoodles generally will need a bath once a month. And you should also keep your Cavoodle’s eyes and ears clean and gunk-free to prevent tear stains and ear infections. 

Some Cavoodles have curly fur, whereas others have straighter fur. Fortunately, the coat is low allergy and low shedding. Despite this, it’s worth noting that Cavoodles with more Cavalier in them than poodle will experience more shedding. 

Does your Cavoodle miss you during the day? Not to worry! To prevent separation anxiety, a Pawshake friendly dog sitter can keep your precious dog happy while you are at work or on a holiday. Start searching for a perfect dog sitter today.