The Cavestie is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a West Highland White Terrier. This cross breed comes from two dogs who love to get along well with their people. They make great dogs for in the house because they are very affectionate and take care of their surroundings. They are a combination of two extremely cute and companionable dogs with the desire to attach to people and be a friend to all.


Westies date back to the 1500’s. They were popular in Scottland and have made their appearance throughout history. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are adorable toy dogs with silky coats and a sweet disposition. While this dog is only expected to live for less than ten years, the robust offspring, Cavestie, has a more robust physique. The Spaniels require a lot of attention and needs to be pampered. With a Cavestie, you can have a darling dog with the best of both worlds.

Physical Appearance

The coloration for Cavesties include brown, golden and white markings. They are adorable little dogs weighing in at about twenty pounds. They need to be groomed regularly to keep them nice and smooth. They should have grooming/ hair cutting every month.


This family dog is very smart and friendly with other people and with other dogs. They love to play and to cuddle and so they are perfect for families who want an affectionate pal. Cavesties are an obedient breed that needs regular exercise but not a ridiculous amount of work or exercise. They are eager to obey orders and are successful in agility competition. They are also interested in learning tricks because they are smart and eager to please. They take this from both sides of their breeding and so they make a cooperative and friendly family dog with a desire to pick up new tricks as well as doing whatever is necessary to get a nice snuggle from their owner.

They like to bark for attention because they are talkative and friendly, but other than that, they are no trouble at all!


Cavesties don’t have known health issues although they could possibly have some issues of their parental breeds. However, as a mixed breed, they are likely to be much more robust and with less of a chance of health problems. They can live approximately fifteen years. It is possible that they can inherit skin problems from their Westie background.