Cavapoos are delightful little fluff balls. They are bred from a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, which has long been a calm and loving companion dog to English Royalty, and Poodles, which are known for their intelligence, happy nature, and curly non shedding coats. A well bred cavapoo is fluffy, snuggly, eager to please, easy to train, non-yappy, no-low shed with a wavy/loose curl. They are very tolerant with low aggression, which makes them excellent family pets and good for first time dog owners. Their flexible exercise needs makes them great apartment dogs. They can work up to be a running partner with you, and they are also fine with a short walk. They adore their humans, and shouldn't be left alone for long periods of time. On average, our Cavapoos are
9 -16 pounds full grown. Depending on the parents and other genetic factors, they can be slightly smaller or larger than this full-grown. We take pride in breeding a
variety of colors. Here is the visual Color Terminology guide.
Our Micro Goldendoodles tend to be anywhere from 6-18 pounds full grown, depending on size of parents. A Goldendoodle is a mix between Golden Retriever and Poodle lines. We choose to breed multigenerational goldendoodles, which means that one or both parents has come from generations of goldendoodles. They are great for those with allergies - the poodle bred in through the generations makes the shedding non to very-low. These cute babies are another great family dog choice of a poodle mix. They are intelligent, happy, tolerant, easy to train, and do very well with children, at an easy to manage (but not easily hurt) size.
Cavapoo vs Goldendoodle
I commonly get asked about differences between MicroGoldendoodles and Cavapoos.
Depending on the parents, and other factors, our Cavapoos and Microgoldendoodles both range from approximately 6-18 pounds full grown.
Our Microgoldendoodles are multigenerational, meaning that they have been bred from goldendoodles several generations back. Genetically, our microgoldendoodles are at least 75% poodle, sometimes more. This is ideal for non-shedding. Golden Retrievers are very heavy shedders, so Goldendoodles really need a high percentage of poodle to be “non-shedding.”
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a shedding breed – but not nearly as heavy shedders as a Golden Retriever. For this reason, the F1 generation (50% cavalier, 50% poodle) is very successful at creating a low to non-shedding cavapoo. Many with allergies report that F1 cavapoos have not caused any sort of reaction. However, if your allergies are more severe, you may do better with an F1b Cavapoo (this means 25% Cavalier, 75% poodle). Many people have the misconception that F1b Cavapoos will look more like poodles with nose, eye, ear shape and tight curls. This isn't true. Genetic testing has advanced to the point that we have more control over which traits F1b's inherit. The advantage of F1b that holds true, is it will most likely be more hypoallergenic for allergy sufferers.
Cavapoos and Micro-Goldendoodles are two of the very best, most tolerant dogs for families with kids. Their size makes them easy to handle and travel with. They are "velcro" dogs who love to follow you around and be as close to you as possible. They have flexible exercise needs. They are okay with one walk a day, and can also work up to being surprisingly athletic if you regularly hike or run with them.