(Cavalier King Charles Spaniel X Bichon Frise)
Bichon Cavalier, Cavchon
Introducing the Cavachon:
The Cavachon is created by crossing two breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. Cavachons are typically very similar to Cavoodles but are always a toy size as the Bichon Frise does not have the size variation that the Poodle does. They have become popular companions, especially to allergy sufferers. The Cavachon possesses large expressive eyes and a sporty appearance. They are alert, sturdy, animated, and lively.
Description of the Cavachon:
The Cavachon was created by the crossing of two breeds, the Bichon Frise and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They are very popular due of their small size and often non-shedding coats. The Cavachon typically has the shorter and more rounded muzzle than that of the Cavoodle. Cavachons have large, expressive eyes and are lively with a sporty appearance. The Cavachon is a small dog up to about 30cm tall at the shoulder.
Temperament of the Cavachon:
Cavachons are very family oriented and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Cavachons do best with older, considerate children or with children they have been with from puppyhood. Cavachon’s will generally get along with dogs, cats, and other household pets. The Cavachon is non-aggressive but will alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.
Cavachon activity level:
The Cavachon is relatively active indoors. They are well suited for apartment living. Cavachons enjoy family activities, securely leashed walks, and off-lead play time in a securely fenced yard.
While not having as many different colours as Cavoodles, Cavachons still come in a range of colours with various richness of each colour. Common colours include various shades of red, from apricot to mahogany with or without white, sable, black with or without white or tan markings and can also be tricoloured on rare occasion.
Grooming your Cavachon:
Depending on coat type, the Cavachon requires regular brushing or professional clipping. It is important to regularly check and clean the ears. Dental hygiene is very important with Cavachons to prevent early tooth loss, so regularly providing bones to chew on is a must.
Training your Cavachon:
Cavachons are not an aggressive breed so are not guard dogs but will alert their families when they have visitors. They are easy going, and non territorial. Because of their non aggressive nature they do well with children and people of all ages, plus make excellent companions for other pets. Early socialization and obedience are recommended for Cavachons. Due to their Bichon Frise heritage which can cause some Cavachons to be stubborn, training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
Most Cavachons will grow to about 30cm at the shoulder.
Cavachon life Span:
12 – 15 years
Finding Cavachon puppies for sale from Cavachon breeders
Cavashons are fairly rare at this stage and locating a Cavachon breeder can be a little difficult but one of the best ways is to go through a breeders agent. They will have contact with many different breeders and will usually be informed first of when litters are planned or available. A reputable breeders agent will also be able to provide you with further information on the care of your Cavachon puppy as well as ensuring that the puppy has had the appropriate vaccinations, worming etc and is the right age to go to their new home. We have found Chevromist Kennels to be exemplary in their level of knowledge and service both before and after adopting a puppy and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone wishing to adopt a Designer breed puppy. You can visit their website with photos of their beautiful puppies at www.chevromist.com