THE CAVACHON DESIGNER BREED
THE CAVACHON DESIGNER BREED
The Cavachon dog is an adorable designer breed created from the cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise. The Cavachon puppy is also known as a Cavalier Bichon, Cavalier Bichon Frise, King Charles Cavachon, Cavalier King Charles Bichon mix, Bichon Frise Cavalier King Charles mix, and Toy Cavachon.
The Cavachon has a nearly hypoallergenic silky fur coat and friendly personality. The Cavachon
is friendly, loving, attentive, energetic, yet not a big barker. The Cavachon is a small dog breed at about 12 to 13 inches tall at the shoulder, weighing typically between 15 to 20 pounds. The lifespan of the Cavachon is generally 13 to 17 years.
Cavachons make intelligent and loving companions for families and are extremely loyal and eager to please. Cavachon puppies and adults are wonderful with children, good with other pets, active play pals, snuggly lap dogs and adaptabie indoor dogs. Because of their small size, a half hour in the backyard or lots of romping inside the house is sufficient exercise for good health. From its Cavalier King Charles Spaniel lineage - the Cavachon is a true love sponge.
In the 1990s, breeders began crossing the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise and discovered the delightful Cavachon mix. Cavachons possess the friendly nature, intelligence, gentleness, nearly hypoallergenic coat and low exercise requirements that make them a great companion or family dog. Demand for the hybrid breed as a companion dog has grown throughout and outside of the U.S. in recent years.
The Cavachon is the appealing combination of the two parents.
Breeders began intentionally mixing the Cavalier King Charles spaniel and Bichon Frise for the first time as recently as the 1990s. Cavachons possess characteristics that many people look for in a companion or family dog including a friendly nature, intelligence, gentleness, small size, low exercise requirements, and a low or no-shed coat. Demand for the hybrid breed as a companion dog has grown throughout and outside of the U.S. in recent years.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is known for its gentle, childlike nature and received its name because as the royal favorite of King Charles II during the 1600s. The Cavalier King Charles arrived in North America during the 1950s and was included in the American Kennel Club in 1996.
The Bichon Frise originated from the Mediterranean area. Later, Italian sailors found the Bichon Frise and brought them home where they were prized by Italian nobility. The Bichon arrived in the United States in 1955 and joined American Kennel Club's Miscellaneous Class in 1971.
A small designer breed, the Cavachon is generally between 12 to 13 inches tall and weighs between 15 to 20 pounds. With the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise mix, the Cavachon looks like an adorable, fluffy teddy bear with coat colors that can vary from Black & White, Apricot, Blenheim (chestnut and white), and Tricolor (black, white and tan).
They have medium length, wavy and dense fur, shed very little and are nearly hypoallergenic.
Cavachons are loyal, social, friendly, fun, affectionate and intelligent dogs. Cavachons are playful, especially as puppies, but they also make fantastic lap dogs and cuddle buddies. They may bark at strangers or strange sounds, but they are not the best guard dogs because they will most likely greet an intruder with licks and a wagging tail. Cavachons are intelligent, desire to please and are very easy to train with simple commands and tricks. Cavachons are playful pups and adults, but they don't need a ton of exercise. A daily romp in the backyard, 30 minute walk or lots of indoor activity will keep their tails wagging.
Due to its small size, the Cavachon requires only moderate exercise. Whether a half-hour run in the backyard or lots of romping indoors, Cavachons can live in a home, townhome or apartment.
Children and Cavachons make the best of playmates and tend to exercise one another! After tiring each other out, kids and Cavachons often snuggle up and takes naps together.
Seniors love the intuitive and social companionship of Cavachon dogs
We suggest, at least, forty-five minutes of daily activity to keep your Cavachon buddy happy and healthy.