Dogs, as we love to call them, are a man’s best friend. There are various breeds of dogs that people could choose from. Some would love a German shepherd, while the others might fancy having an American pit bull terrier for themselves. On the other hand, Cavachon’s particular breed has made itself known after being bred from a Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, making it a mixed breed.
You could find them through a breeder, or you could opt to look for a cavachon rescue. But due to their looks, it might appear that owning one could cost a considerable amount of dollars, but we’ll walk you through the things that make this dog a celebrity among its peers.
What makes Cavachons the perfect buddy?
Cavachons are small. Their height ranges from 12 to 16 inches, while they could only weigh at least 12-18 pounds after maturity. Some of the traits they’ve inherited from their parents are their thick coats, which could either turn curly or wavy once they reach maturation.
Yet, the best feature of this animal lies in its eyes. Many people have described this dog’s eyes to be somewhat big, which contributed to its adorable look, along with long, floppy ears. And lastly, they have a medium-length tail that adds more appeal to their appearance.
Not only that, Cavachons have various colors of their coat. It could be peach/brown/tan and white, white and black, or tricolors.
To preserve these dogs’ hypoallergenic, fluffy, double-coated looks, most breeders would stray away from creating a second-generation Cavachon.
Moreover, these animals are playful, energetic, and intelligent dogs, making them great companions for families. They could also easily socialize with children, but early training is advised to prevent any future injuries. The person who would have their hand on a Cavachon would have to be patient as house training for this pet can pose difficulty for the owner.
On the other hand, it’s not recommended that you leave them for far too long as Cavachon tends to develop separation anxiety.
What should you expect?
Cavachons are considered low maintenance, so you would expect to spend approximately $30 per month to feed this pet. That’s $360 per year!
Additionally, you wouldn’t have to consistently take Cavachons for a walk as they require minimal exercise. Hence, a 30-minute walk could appease this animal. If they still have excess energy, you could choose to give them a ball toy to help them burn off those energies.
If you have an enclosed yard, interactive games will suit these dogs if you don’t have the will to step foot in a nearby park. Also, they can’t tolerate the cold that well, so it’ll be wise to keep them in a warm area and not leave them outside for far too long.
Unlike other dogs, Cavachons don’t shed occasionally. Even so, it’s still necessary to conduct regular grooming to avoid their coat from getting dirty or matted using a slicker brush or pin brush. And it’s in your judgment if you’ll be interested in trimming their coat from time to time.
But what about bathing? It may come as a surprise, but bathing isn’t necessary for Cavachons. And if you do bathe your pet, it’s advised to choose a shampoo that your pet’s veterinarian recommends to prevent cases of skin irritation. Not only that, but you should also brush your pet’s teeth daily so that no dental problems would occur in the future. At the same time, nails are needed to be checked frequently for any sort of breaks or tears.
Above all, you shouldn’t forget to inspect your Cavachons’ ears weekly for burrs and dirt. If you did find one, damp cotton wool should do the trick.