Height: 15-18 in.
Weight: 10-16 lbs
Color: Bi & Tricolor: Black, brown white, tan, ruby
Origin: United States
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Temperament: Affectionate, playful, friendly, eager to please,
Original Use: Companionship
The Cava Tzu is a designer breed whose parents are the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Shih Tzu. This pint-sized pooch will make the perfect addition to any family as they are an incredibly friendly and easy-going breed. They get along well with kids, other dogs, and even strangers.
Both the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Shih Tzu are intelligent and eager to please breeds, and the Cava Tzu inherited both those qualities. They are highly trainable and obedient, however, can be a bit stubborn. It’s important to establish leadership early on along with proper socialization. Cava Tzus don’t require a great deal of exercise. Short daily walks and playtime is enough to keep them healthy and mentally stimulated.
The Cava Tzu loves to be the center of attention and being with their family. They seldom bark, so while they don’t make a good watch dog, they’re perfect for apartment living. They do just as well with one companion as an entire family, and unlike the majority of dog breeds, they don’t suffer from separation anxiety.
Their low-maintenance and easy going temperament make the Cava Tzu perfect for all types of dog owners, especially first time dog owners.