CAVACHON DESIGNER DOG
The Cavachon is a designer dog, made by crossing the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a Bichon Frise. Cavachons make wonderful companions, and they are recommended for people who suffer from allergies.
Height: 12-13 inches Weight: 15-35 lbs. Lifespan: 10-15 years
The Cavachon is a small to medium-sized dog. This dog is athletically-built and has large, expressive eyes. Cavachons are very vigilant, hardy, cheerful and always active.
This breed of dog is very affectionate, devoted and full of positive energy. The Cavachon gets very attached to all family members, and if ignored or left alone for long, he is prone to empathy. These dogs are great with older children and even with small ones, provided that they grew up together. Cavachons get along well with dogs, cats and other pets. Cavachons are never aggressive. Nevertheless, they are always alert and will inform you about unusual sounds or possible threat.
Coat / Care:
The Cavachon’s coat is silky to the touch and can be a bit wavy, with curls falling down. Depending on the coat type, the Cavachon may require either regular cleaning or professional trimming. It is important to regularly check and clean the dog’s ears, as well as to monitor the dental hygiene since this breed is prone to tooth loss.
Typical health concerns for this breed are ear inflammation, skin problems, sensitivity to flea bites, cardiac disease and hip dysplasia.
Early socialization and obedience training is very important for proper development of this breed. The Cavachon can hardly get accustomed to observe cleanliness in the house, so it is recommended to keep him in a special box for a while. Education should be based on firmness, fairness, patience and consistency.
Cavachons can be very obedient indoors and are therefore well suited for keeping in an apartment. This breed loves to participate in all family activities and enjoys long walks on a leash. Nevertheless, Cavachons prefer running freely in a safe and well-fenced place.
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