King Charles Spaniel Bichon mix
If you can’t make up your mind between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise, the Cavachon may be just the dog you are looking for. This breed is not accepted by the AKC because it is technically a hybrid or crossbreed rather than a purebred dog. If you aren’t concerned with showing your dog, however, this may not be a problem at all. The appearance and temperament of designer dogs like the Cavachon vary greatly from one litter to another but, for the most part, you can expect some combination of Cavalier- and Bichon Frise-like characteristics.
If you can’t make up your mind between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise, the Cavachon may be just the dog you are looking for.
The exact origins of the Cavachon breed are unknown because hybrid dogs have been in existence for many years. Though Cavachons may have been around for a number of years, the Gleneden kennel takes ownership of developing and naming the breed. Gleneden claims to have started the Cavachon breed in the late 1990s.
The Cavachon is a 50/50 mix of a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a purebred Bichon Frise. It is possible to have a Cavachon with more or less than 50 percent of each parent breed in its heritage.
As a small-breed dog, the Cavachon requires a high-quality commercial dog food diet that is formulated for small-breed dogs. Small-breed dog formulas are specially designed to meet the high-energy needs of small, active dogs.
The Cavachon breed is smart and eager to learn so it is recommended that you start your puppy off early with both socialization and training.
The Cavachon breed is smart and eager to learn so it is recommended that you start your puppy off early with both socialization and training. For the best results, it is a good idea to keep your training sessions short and fun for your dog so he doesn’t become bored. Use a firm and consistent hand in training your Cavachon so he doesn’t develop problem behaviors or Small Dog Syndrome.
The size of the Cavachon varies depending on breeding but, for the most part, these dogs stand 12 to 13 inches tall at maturity and weigh between 15 and 35 lbs.
The temperament and behavior of the Cavachon breed will vary from one litter to another depending on breeding. For the most part, however, you can expect your Cavachon to be a friendly and playful dog that gets along well with children as long as they are introduced at a young age. Like most small dogs, the Cavachon has the capacity to develop Small Dog Syndrome is not properly trained, so be sure to socialize your dog from a young age. These dogs can be loyal and form strong bonds with family, particularly with one member, and they make great family pets.