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A Cavapoo is a mix between a Poodle and a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Cavapoo and Mini Cavapoo Breed

A Cavapoo (aka Cavoodle or Cavadoodle) is a mix of a miniature Poodle (or toy Poodle) and a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Cavapoo puppies are wonderful with children, they seldom meet a stranger and love being with people. Cavapoos are some of the most calm of all Doodle varieties. They seldom bark, and they love to cuddle.

If you’re considering adding a Cavapoo to your family, it’s important to understand their unique traits and personalities. In this article, we’ll dive into the key characteristics of Cavapoos and what makes them such a lovable companion.

Cavapoo featured litter

Adorable Cavapoo litter


One of the first things you’ll notice about Cavapoos is their charming appearance. Their soft, wavy coats can come in a variety of colors including golden, red, black, white, and tricolor. Their adorable floppy ears and expressive eyes make them hard to resist.

Cavapoos are considered a small breed, typically weighing between 12-25 pounds and standing at 9-14 inches tall. They have a sturdy build with a compact body, making them great for apartment living or smaller homes.


Cavapoos are known for their friendly and affectionate nature, which makes them the perfect companion. They thrive on human interaction and are happiest when they’re spending time with their owners.

These dogs are also highly intelligent and easy to train, making them a great choice for first-time dog owners. They have a gentle disposition and get along well with children, other pets, and even strangers.

Energy Level

Cavapoos have a moderate energy level and are happy with daily walks and playtime. They can adapt to different lifestyles, whether you’re an active individual or prefer a more relaxed lifestyle.

However, it’s important to note that Cavapoos are prone to separation anxiety if left alone for long periods. They thrive on attention and can become destructive when bored or lonely.


As with any breed, Cavapoos can inherit certain health issues from their parent breeds. However, they are generally a healthy breed with a lifespan of 12-14 years.

Some common health concerns for Cavapoos include hip dysplasia, eye problems, and ear infections. It’s essential to maintain regular vet check-ups and stay on top of their grooming needs to keep them happy and healthy.

Training and Exercise

Cavapoos are intelligent dogs that are eager to please, making training a relatively easy task. Positive reinforcement methods work best with this breed, as they respond well to praise and treats.

In terms of exercise, Cavapoos can adapt to various activity levels depending on their owner’s lifestyle. A daily walk and some playtime in the backyard are usually enough to keep these dogs happy and healthy.

However, it’s important not to over-exercise Cavapoos, as they can be prone to joint issues due to their small size.


Cavapoos are a delightful mix of two beloved breeds, making them an ideal companion for many families. Their friendly and affectionate nature, combined with their charming appearance, makes them hard to resist.

However, it’s crucial to understand the unique traits and needs of Cavapoos before adding one to your family. With proper care, training, and exercise, these lovable dogs will bring joy and companionship for many years to come. So if you’re looking for a loving and loyal furry friend, a Cavapoo may be the perfect addition to your family. Happy dog parenting!

If you’re interested in our mini Cavapoo puppies, inquire now about our Available Cavapoo Puppies or Apply Today for our waitlist.

Interested in the breed differences between a Cavapoo and other Doodle breeds? Read Cavapoo vs Cavachon, Cavapoo vs Goldendoodle, or Cavapoo vs Cockapoo.

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Common Questions About Cavapoos

What is a Cavapoo?

A Cavapoo (aka Cavoodle or Cavadoodle) is a mix between a Poodle (or mini/toy Poodle) and a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Do Cavapoos shed?

Overall, Cavapoos are a great breed choice for those who suffer from pet allergies or who want to avoid the added mess of dog hair in their home, as they tend to be low-shedding and hypoallergenic. For those who deal with allergies, we encourage you to consider adopting a curly-coated pup.

Typically, the curlier the coat, the less shedding that pup will experience as an adult. However, it’s still important to brush them regularly to reduce any shedding and keep their coat looking healthy and beautiful. With a little extra care, you can enjoy the many benefits of owning a Cavapoo without worrying about shedding.

How big do Cavapoos get?

Generally, a Toy or Petite Mini Cavapoo tends to grow to be between 5-24 pounds, while a Traditional Mini Cavapoo tends to grow to be in the 25-40 pound range. Since each pup is a beautiful and unique blend of their genetics, these ranges are simply estimates and not guarantees.

Are Cavapoos Hypoallergenic?

See our answer above about, “Do Cavapoos shed?”

Are Cavapoos Good with Children?

Cavapoos are friendly, social, playful and affectionate. They tend to be calm and one of the quieter breeds, making them excellent family pets and gentle with children.

What are Cavapoos known for?

Cavapoos are known for their affectionate, loyal and social natures who seldom meet a stranger. They’ve been called “Velcro dogs” because they love to be with their people and always enjoy a good cuddle. Cavapoos are friendly and get along with everyone – including other family pets. Their intelligence makes them easy to train as well.

Do Cavapoos Need Training?

We highly recommend Cavapoo owners incorporate formal training early in their pup’s life to establish good home and social habits. Cavapoos are easy to train since they want to please their owners.

What Colors are Cavapoos?

Blenheim, Red, Red/White, Apricot, Tri-color

What are the Advantages of the Cavapoo Breed?
  • They are healthier due to Cavapoo hybrid vigor.
  • They have a hypoallergenic coat (particularly curly-coated F1b pups).
  • Cavapoos are well-known for their calm and friendly temperaments.
  • Cavapoos are typically great with children and other pets.
  • Cavapoos are easy to train.

Cavapoo Discounts

$100 puppy discount for military, veterans, firefighters, EMTs, police officers, pastors, teachers, and home school parents

$100 puppy discount for anyone who was referred by a Crockett Doodles Forever Home who adopted a puppy from us

All discounts must be requested and processed BEFORE the Puppy Adoption is completed on Adoption Day.

Advantages of a Cavapoo

Blenheim Mini Cavapoo

Blenheim Mini Cavapoo

(These advantages are typically the case, but cannot be guaranteed to be true of each individual Doodle puppy.)

  1. Healthier due to Cavapoo hybrid vigor
  2. Hypoallergenic Cavapoo Coat (particularly true of f1b Cavapoos)
  3. Calm and quiet Cavapoo Personality
  4. Cavapoos are usually very friendly with kids
  5. Small breed (Cavapoos are one of the smallest doodle breeds)

Pricing of Cavapoo Puppies

Price Range: $1500-$3200

  • Pricing is based on breed, coat, color and size.
  • We reserve the right to adjust the pricing of individual puppies for any reason.

6% sales tax applies to all puppies picked up from Crockett Doodles in South Carolina.

Pups delivered outside South Carolina do not incur a sales tax.


A Mini Cavapoo Litter with some Color Variety

A Mini Cavapoo Litter with some Color Variety

Cavapoo and Mini Cavapoo Sizes

Toy/Petite, Traditional Mini
Pups shown above are Goldendoodles (8 weeks old) – Sizes listed are full-grown estimates.
Litter of six Mini Cavapoos (aka Toy Cavapoos) from Crockett Doodles
Litter of six Mini Cavapoos (aka Toy Cavapoos) from Crockett Doodles

Cavapoo and Mini Cavapoo Colors

Our Cavapoo puppies are available in red, red/white, apricot, cream, or tri-color.
Cavapoo Faces
Cavapoo Faces

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