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.


A Cavoodle is a small-sized breed weighing between 5-12kgs, with a height between 25-38cms.


A Cavoodle suits most spaces if exercised enough.

Energy Levels

Cavoodles have high-energy requirements and love to play around all the time. A daily walk is essential.

Difficulty of Training

They are highly intelligent, making them easy to train. However, they can also display some independence.

Family Suitability

They are great as watchdogs, family pets and loyal companions.

Compatibility with other Pets

From other dogs to cats to rabbits, your Cavoodle will befriend everyone.

Need for company

This breed can suffer from separation anxiety and they suit a family that’s home a lot.

 Hypoallergenic Dog Breed?


Coat and Grooming Needs

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.


They shed little to no hair.

Tendency to bark

Cavoodles tend to bark frequently so expect to have many chats with your beloved pet.

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