Perfect for those after a small, fluffy, intelligent and low-shedding dog.


The Cavoodle is a mix between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle. Both parent breeds have a gentle nature that is carried over in the Cavoodle. The Cavalier brings its laid-back approach to life and the Poodle, its intelligence and loyalty. They take the best from each breed and are often adorable, intelligent, friendly and gentle. The Cavalier is also said to lessen the neurotic tendencies of purebred Poodles.

They are lively and affectionate companions who enjoy spending time with their humans. They love to get involved in all activities. They make great pets for children and are good watchdogs, often barking at new people but are so friendly they’ll be licking the new person in no time at all. They don’t like to be away from their family and can suffer from separation anxiety. They also have large voices that they enjoy using. Cavoodles live for around 12-15 years.

Fun fact: Cavoodles are one of the most popular

cross-breed dogs in Australia!

They have bundles of energy and suit an active household. They enjoy socialising with other dogs and playing fetch. Daily walks will keep your Cavoodle happy and healthy. They’re small dogs and are hypoallergenic.

Cavoodles shed no hair but need to be brushed weekly. Regular trimming and professional grooming are also required. They are prone to tartar build up and need their ears checked and cleaned regularly.

Scheduled six monthly health check visits with your vet are important to ensure that your dog is healthy and happy throughout all life stages. Cavoodles are prone to dislocating knee caps, skin diseases, cataracts and epilepsy. Together with your vet, you can determine and maintain a preventative health care program based on the individual needs of your canine companion.

Cavoodle Dog FAQs

What is a Cavoodle?

The Cavoodle is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle (toy or miniature). They are a very popular breed of dogs, beloved for the small size, big eyes and joyful nature. They can be recognised by their soft coat with thick either wavy or straight fur in black or brown. Affectionate and lively, Cavoodles are some of the most favoured dogs and a delightful mix.

How big do Cavoodles get?

A Cavoodle is a small-sized breed weighing between 5-12kgs, with a height between 25-38cms. The Cavoodle breed is also available in the mini variety which is usually close to double the size. Their small size enhances their large eyes and medium muzzle to likely pull on your heart strings.

How much space do Cavoodles need?

A Cavoodle needs only a modest amount of space if exercised enough. The small stature of a Cavoodle makes them a popular choice for apartment living. As Cavoodles have an adaptable temperament which suits an apartment lifestyle. Being a lap dog, the Cavoodle prefers affection with their companion over open yards to run in.

How much energy do Cavoodles have?

Cavoodles have high-energy requirements and love to play around all the time. A daily walk is essential for at least 30 minutes for them to channel this energy as they are more energised than other small breeds. They are not known as hyperactive when fully grown yet intelligent. Stimulation and training are another ideal release for their high energy temperament. We’d recommend exploring our dog toy range to find something they’ll excite and entertain your Cavoodle.

How difficult are Cavoodles to train?

They are highly intelligent, making them easy to train. However, they can also display some independence. By taking the time to teach and train your Cavoodle, they behave at their best. Consistency, reinforcement and proactiveness will help ease the process of training your puppy. Petbarn Puppy School is a great way to start training your puppy with the help of experts and begin socialising your Cavoodle with other puppy breeds.

Are Cavoodles suitable for families?

Cavoodles are highly suitable for families. Great as watchdogs, family pets and loyal companions, Cavoodles are one of the leading family dogs in Australia and beyond. With an even-temper and the parents’ intelligent nature, they are known to get along with people of all ages. As they love attention and company, the Cavoodle is a perfect family dog. Discover our guide to choosing the best dog for your family to learn more about what to consider when you have children.

Are Cavoodles compatible with other dogs and animals?

From other dogs to cats or rabbits, Cavoodles are highly compatible with other dogs and animals. Your Cavoodle is likely to befriend everyone with their gentle and playful temperament. Once you have properly socialised your Cavoodle whilst they’re a puppy, you can expect your Cavoodle to join you in your love of dogs.
Our Puppy Socialisation checklist can provide you with the perfect guide to finding where to start when socialising your puppy and what you will need.

How much company do Cavoodles need?

This breed requires moderate company and attention. Cavoodles can suffer from separation anxiety and they suit a family that’s home a lot and willing to offer lots of attention. Always loving play and cuddles, your Cavoodle thrives from companionship.

Are Cavoodles a hypoallergenic dog breed?

Yes, Cavoodles are a hypoallergenic dog breed. Due to their distinct coat, they shed little to none. With their low-shedding and little drool, Cavoodles are unlikely to incite an allergic response. Proper grooming and bathing are sure to maintain their hypoallergenic coat.

What coat and grooming needs do Cavoodles have?

They are moderate- to high-maintenance, needing to be brushed weekly and clipped every 6 weeks. They have long hair that’s gold, tan, cream, black or brown, with or without markings in the same colours. Their ears require frequent cleaning and their teeth often brushing. Our dog grooming range will have all the products you need to begin giving your Cavoodle dog some TLC. Professional grooming is a sure way to maintain their healthy sheen and prevent their long coat from getting knotted. Cavoodles are known to love being pampered and often enjoy the attention of it all. Explore Petbarn’s expert dog grooming services now.

Do Cavoodles shed?

They shed little to no hair. Cavoodle’s low shedding quality has been derived from their poodle origins. Soft and curly or silky and longer, Cavoodles coat can vary dog to dog. Seasonal change can occasionally make Cavoodles shed and it’s important that they are regularly bathed so stray dog hair doesn’t run rampant. We recommend trying our Wahl De-Shedding Dog Glove to help with any seasonal shedding.

Do Cavoodles have a tendency to bark?

Cavoodles tend to bark frequently so expect to have many chats with your beloved pet. Known to be quite vocal, as influenced by their watchdog tendencies, they can bark often at new people, sounds or animals as well as needing attention. Proper training is a great way to help manage your Cavoodle from barking.

When is a Cavoodle full grown?

Your Cavoodle is, on average, fully grown at the age of 10 to 12 months. As a small breed, Cavoodle reach their full size at a young age and will remain petite. Although full grown, your Cavoodle at 10 months is still a puppy and you can expect them to have a puppy personality.

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