Height: 10-13 in.
Weight: 15-20 lbs
Color: Bi & Tri-color: Black, tan, white, apricot
Origin: United States
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Temperament: Friendly, loving, playful, intelligent, sociable
Original Use: Companionship
The Cavachon is a designer breed that came around in the mid-90s. They’re a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise. If you’re looking for a well-mannered, cheerful, and playful, this may be the perfect breed for you and your family. However, they should be supervised around small children due to their energy levels.
The Cavachon is energetic but not hyperactive, and only requires a moderate amount of daily exercise. Like most small breeds, the Cavachon will develop “small dog syndrome” if not properly trained and socialized well from an early age. They’re eager to please, but get bored easily, so training sessions should be kept short and fun.
Cavachons are not known to be aggressive, but they will bark at strangers although it’s more out of excitement to meet someone new. Depending on how much of their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent they inherit, they may chase down smaller animals. While the Cavachon will love the whole family, they’ll give more love to one person more so than the rest.
Like most companion breeds, the Cavachon will develop separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time.