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The Cavachon is technically a “mixed breed” dog, and is the result of a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. Just like any mixed dog, the offspring may inherit the characteristics of either or both of its parent breeds, so the Cavachon may be difficult to predict in both appearance and temperament. Both parent breeds are highly adorable and kind, so it’s a pretty safe bet that each Cavachon puppy will be both as well!
The Bichon is considered a “hypoallergenic” breed, so you may find that the Cavachon is less likely to incite reactions in those that are allergic to dogs. Both parent breeds are patient, gentle, loving family dogs, so the combined breed generally results in an even-tempered prized pet.
Although a relatively healthy breed, the Cavachon can be predisposed to certain hereditary and congenital conditions (inherited from the parent breeds) that can adversely affect their health – as well as your family’s finances. In Cavachons, those can include eye conditions like cataracts and corneal dystrophy; skin allergies like atopy; and heart conditions like mitral valve disease.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your Cavachon has the misfortune of inheriting more than a gentle disposition, you’re protected.