Cavapoos

The Cavapoo is not a purebred dog, but is the result of breeding two purebred dogs (of different breeds) together. Some call them hybrids or designer dogs. The Cavapoo is the result of breeding a Poodle (ususally a miniature) with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. (There are different crosses within that realm also; Cavapoo to Cavapoo, Cavapoo to Poodle, etc.) We have raised only the first generation Cavapoo  (purebred Poodle to a purebred Cavalier for the past almost ten years. This year (2020) we had our first litter of F1b Cavapoo (Cavapoo bred to miniature Poodle).

Poodles have always been popular as a purebred and also for crossing with other breeds. They are intelligent and playful dogs with a non-shedding coat which comes in a variety of colors and in three recognized sizes. (The toy or miniature sizes are used in producing the Cavapoo).

The Cavalier is a gentle, affectionate, happy dog. The breed comes in four colors; ruby, black and tan, blenheim (white with ruby spots) and lastly, black and white with tan points (tri-color). The Cavalier does not normally carry a super heavy coat, but it is long along the belly, tail, leg feathering and around the ears.

The Cavapoo is a wonderful combination of both breeds! They come in a variety of colors and sizes (Our average size is 15-20 lbs. Although we have had one as small as nine pounds on up to 20-23 lbs.) in a low to non-shedding coat. They are intelligent, athletic, easy-to-train (there are those exceptions of course), happy, and playful. Our Cavapoos live with families, retirees, singles and couples. They are small enough for apartment/condo living, and also hardy enough to be country dogs! They are people dogs and love to be with their pack!

A Cavapoo is also something that might be considered as having something called “hybrid vigor” (or heterosis) where supposedly when breeding two different animals with different gene pools it is possible to strengthen the genetic makeup of the resulting offspring and making the usual problems for each particular breed not as prominent. Here’s something about it from Wikipedia “Heterosis is a term used in genetics and selective breeding. heterosis, or hybrid vigor or outbreeding enhancement, is the increased function of any biological quality in a hybrid offspring. It is the occurrence of a genetically superior offspring from mixing the genes of its parents.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/heterosis). Most purebred dog breeds have certain health issues that may affect them. So we hope that by crossing the two breeds (and doing health testing) we will produce a healthier dog, without the prevalent health issues that a purebred is prone to.

We hope that you decide that the Cavapoo is just the right dog for you!

16 Responses to Cavapoos

  1. Melissa says:

    Hi there. I’m looking for 2 female apricot cavapoos. Can you tell me what number I may be on the list?

    • Melissa, our list is in the 40’s right now. Although, I’ve had a few people drop off and I’m in the process of matching a litter of puppies. Once that’s done, I will update our list and have a more accurate number. Thanks! P.S. You are wanting our most popular color/gender x2, so you might have to wait a bit.

  2. Emma Culleton says:

    Hi there!

    My family and I lost our dog of 16 years this year and the house just hasn’t been the same without a dog. We absolutely love the Cavapoo breed and think it would be a perfect fit for our family. We’re very interested in purchasing one of your apricot or tri color female or male Cavapoo puppies if you have any. Would it be possible to reserve one? And when would they be ready to be picked up? Do you ship puppies?

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Emma

    • Hi Emma,
      I just sent you an email responding to your email. Please let me know if you have more questions. Thanks so much!
      I’m so sorry to hear about the loss or your dog. They truly do become part of the family <3

  3. Sharon says:

    I am interested in a tri colored CavaPoo. Do you have any litters currently that fit this or do you know when you might have other litters available?

  4. Kim Puleo says:

    Hi. My family and I lost our yorkie Baxter on Dec 11. We are so so sad without him in our lives. We are looking into getting a cavapoo. They are just too cute for words. Do you have any available?

  5. Christine Messenger says:

    Hello,
    How do we get on your wait list? We are looking for a male apricot.

  6. DANIELLA says:

    I’m looking for one male Cavapoo. If somebody can call me I would appreciate it. We are a family of four I have two girls ages 11 and 12. We’ve been waiting for them to become old enough to help with the responsibility and believe now is the time. Let me know at your earliest opportunity. Thanking you in advance

  7. Patricia Frahm says:

    Hello – I was wondering if you could tell me when you might have your next litter of Cavapoos? We are interested in one, but would like one fairly soon. Thank you!!

    • No reputable breeder will have any puppies available now or fairly soon. There are waiting lists. Please be careful in your search. An puppy available soon or “now” will be a broker, a puppy mill or a scam. Find a reputable breeder, get on their list and prepare to wait. I promise it will be worth it! 🙂

  8. John says:

    I live in California and it is nearly impossible to find a Cavapoo. Please advise…

    • I’m sorry, the only reputable breeder I refer to in CA has a closed waiting list. But you could still check with her (Cee Cee’s Puppy Palace). Or get on some of the better Cavapoo groups on FB and check their reputable breeder lists in their files section. Please be aware that there are tons of scams going around.

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