Both the Cavachon and Cavapoo are popular crosses when choosing a small companion. The choice to pair healthier and more versatile breeds with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was intended to produce a healthier and versatile companion. The most popular crosses include the intelligent Bichon Frise (in the case of the Cavachon) or Miniature Poodle (in the case of the Cavapoo). Through successful breeding, these pups have become front runners of low/non-shedding companion dogs, making them a good choice for people with allergies.
The Cavachon tends to be smaller than the Cavapoo and typically weighs between 10 and 20 pounds. Their shorter legs and longer bodies give them a comical look that matches their fun-loving personalities. They have a fluffy, wavy coat that requires regular grooming and comes in a variety of colors. Cavachons are generally less needy than other small companion breeds, as they are happier to self-entertain, which makes them great for someone who works outside of the home. They have a consistent temperament and a hypoallergenic coat, making them a great choice for families with allergies. Additionally, they are typically small in size but large in personality, making them a great choice for those who live in smaller homes or apartments and still want a fun and outgoing companion. Cavachons may have slightly more energy than Cavapoos, as they love a good game of fetch and their antics will entertain the whole family. Their cute and fluffy appearance makes them very appealing to many people.
On the other hand, Cavapoos can range in size from 10 to 25 pounds or more, depending on whether they are bred from a Toy or Miniature Poodle. Cavapoos are often much more dependent and cuddly than Cavachons. They bond very strongly to their families and owners, which makes them extremely loyal and sometimes protective. The only downside to their dependency is that some Cavapoos may struggle with integrating new people into their environment or their experiences on walks or in public. They tend to have a larger variety in coat type and texture, but they retain the hypoallergenic and low-shedding coat that comes in many colors. Cavapoos are also known for their laid-back demeanor and intelligence, making them easy to train and a good choice for families with children. Their teddy bear faces and adorable looks make them a popular choice for those who want a lap dog or a companion animal.
Both breeds are wonderful additions to any family and are generally healthy with a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. When deciding between the two breeds, while there are many similarities, the differences are an important factor in choosing the right fit for you. Factors such as size, coat type, energy level, and personality determine which one would be the best fit for your lifestyle and home.