The Cavachon is a cross-breed between the Bichon Frise and the Cavalier King Charles. They first originated in the USA in 1996 where the litter was bred. At the moment, there are no breed standards because the little dogs are relatively new to the canine world. However, their popularity has immensely grown over the years because of the excellent qualities they received from their parent breeds. They are referred to as a “designer dogs” because of their low to non-shedding and are very popular with owners who are prone to allergies.
Cavachons are charming little dogs that have thick coats which are extra fluffy and often curly. The coats can grow quite long around 3-5 inches, which implies that they have to be groomed from time to time. Their remarkably expressive eyes combined with an athletic look makes them quite a sight to behold. In regards to color, there are quite a number of variations, but the most common are shades of white or brown with a majority boasting of spots on their coats. They typically weigh between 12to 18 lbs and height wise, they can grow between 12-16 inches tall.
The beautiful little Cavachon dogs have very gentle and friendly natures. They love the company of people, and they also do great in the company of other pets.They enjoy being pampered and will most of the time be found sitting on the owners lap. The dogs become very attached to their owners.They are also brilliant and they enjoy different games thanks to their playful, lively, and bouncy traits. Despite the fact that they cannot be considered to be watchdogs, they are very alert and can let their owners know if there are any strangers around. It goes without saying that they are child and family friendly pets.
A healthy Cavachon can live up to 12 years. Health problems should not occur if the dogs are bought from a responsible and reputable breeder, and it is well taken care of. They are a relatively healthy breed with only a few known ailments that affect them. Some, however, can suffer from an excessive tearing which may cause problems with their vision; thus, may need to visit a vet to have their tear ducts flushed. They are also prone to various health concerns that affect other small breeds like skin problems, ear infections, heart problems, hip dysplasis, and sensitivity to flea bites. It is important to note that the breed can easily inherit health problems from the parents. Therefore, it is vital that you breed healthy parents.