cavapoo breed information
common health issues
The Cavapoo is the result of crossing a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a Miniature Poodle. As with any mixed breed, the offspring may inherit qualities from either of its parents, making it difficult to predict the Cavapoo’s exact appearance or temperament.
There’s one thing that’s for sure, though – he’s adorable! Both of the parent breeds have soft, luxurious coats, and this results in puppies that you just want to pet all day. Both parent breeds are also known for their gentle kindness, and this quality seems to be passed on two-fold in the Cavapoo. Cavapoos make wonderful house pets for any family – young or old, singles, couples or large families, anywhere from loft apartments to sprawling mansions.
Cavapoos are adaptable, charming, and (usually) well behaved. The breed has moderate exercise and grooming requirements, and are generally easy keepers. Cavapoos as a whole are not prone to any specific medical conditions, though they are more likely to inherit conditions known to affect their parent breeds.
Despite their strength and guarding nature, Cavapoos are still prone to hereditary and congenital conditions that can adversely affect their health – not to mention your family budget. Some of the conditions and illnesses Cavapoos are prone to include heart conditions including mitral valve disease; skin conditions such as atopy; skeletal problems such as syringomyelia; neurological diseases such as cerebellar abiotrophy; and joint conditions such as medial patellar luxation and hip dysplasia.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your Cavapoo inherits anything more than a super-soft coat, you’re covered.