As with other designer dog breeds, the Cavachon comes in various sizes and coat textures since no breed standard has been set yet. In fact, puppies of the same litter can look different from each other.
The Cavachon dog breed has a well-proportioned compact body that is not particularly muscular, but neither is it too slender. He is a cute designer dog with expressive dark brown eyes and a black nose. His ears droop on each side of his face.
With his parent breeds having fluffy and thick coats, the Cavachon dog breed is expected to have this type of coat too. However, the length, texture, and colour of his coat vary.
Some Cavachon dogs can have medium-to-long hair length. A few can have straight hair, and others can have wavy or somewhat curly coats. Their coat colours include white with black, apricot, or tan markings, red, brown, or tricolour.
Do Cavachon dogs shed?
Yes, Cavachon dogs do shed. How heavily they shed depends on the coat type they inherited from their parents. Those that have the same fur as the Bichon Frise are low-shedding. As for those who inherited the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel's coat, they will shed moderately.
Are Cavachons hypoallergenic?
Yes, some Cavachons are hypoallergenic since they can potentially inherit the low-shedding and hypoallergenic coat of the Bichon Frise. However, not all are hypoallergenic.
Those that have the same coat as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, which is not a hypoallergenic breed, are very likely to trigger allergies. They are not good for allergy sufferers.
Are Cavachons high-maintenance?
Yes, Cavachon dogs are high-maintenance in the grooming aspect, just like their parent breeds. Their curly coats need to be brushed daily or every other day to avoid matting. They also need to be taken to the groomers to have a trim every 4–8 weeks.
The Cavachons’ eye stains must also be cleaned every day with a damp cloth to prevent eye infections. Trim their nails weekly. Also include ear cleaning every week to prevent ear infections.
How big do Cavachons get?
Since the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise are small in size, the Cavachon breed will not grow to be a large dog.
Full-grown male and female Cavachon dogs grow approximately 30–33 centimetres (12–13 inches) in height and weigh 6–9 kilos (15–20 pounds). Cavachon puppies reach their full size when they are approximately 10 months of age.