Cavachon puppies are one of the cutest hybrids that you’re ever going to find. They’re a mixture of the Bichon Frise and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs combined create a small, friendly dog that’s a pleasure to be around.
Cavachon puppies are rewarding to raise, but they can require a bit of maintenance. This article will explore how you can best raise a Cavachon puppy.
What Are Cavachon Puppies Like?
Cavachon puppies don’t necessarily have a set temperament. It depends a lot on how they were raised and bred. However, for the most part, they’re pretty playful dogs that tend to get along great with kids.
Most Cavachon puppies will grow up to be loyal – often more so to one family member than to the others. Regardless, they’re great family dogs.
It’s important to socialize your Cavachon at an early age. If you do this, it will grow up to be very social and excitable.
They’re smart dogs, so they’re pretty easy to train. If you don’t train them not to bark, they’re very talkative.
Cavachon Puppies – Physical Traits
Cavachon puppies are pretty small, rarely weighing any more than 20 pounds or standing much taller than a foot. The variance in size usually depends on which dogs were used to breed the one you’re looking at.
Cavachon puppies are usually peach, white, or some combination of these colors – however they can also be sable or black and tan.
Taking Care of Cavachon Puppies
Taking care of Cavachon puppies isn’t hard, but it can require a bit more time and effort than some other types of dogs.
Grooming the Cavachon
Cavachons don’t tend to need too much grooming. It’s a good idea to make sure that you give them a bath and a brush at least once a week. Since they don’t shed, you won’t have to worry too much about hair getting everywhere.
Feeding the Cavachon
Being small, Cavachon puppies don’t require a ton of food. Even a fully-grown Cavachon rarely requires much more than a cup of food per day, making them quite cheap to feed.
Exercising the Cavachon
Cavachons are moderately energetic, so you aren’t going to have to give them a ton of exercise. A half-hour walk is usually enough to pacify them for the day, but if you’d like to extend that, they probably won’t mind.
Cavachons are especially fond of children, so they can get a lot of their exercise by simply playing with your kids.
Health & Environment
Cavachons are pretty healthy for dogs. This doesn’t mean that they are immune to health problems, but rather that there aren’t many problems that they are specifically prone to.
One of the reasons for this is because they have a bigger gene pool as a result of being crossbreeds.
To maintain their health, they should live in a healthy environment. Fortunately, for the Cavachon, this isn’t hard to find: they can thrive even in apartments, as long as they have enough space to exercise.
If they’re happy and healthy, they will live between 10 and 15 years.