How Big Can Cavoodles Get?Demir D. - December 9, 2020
The Cavoodle is well known for being a small, toy sized dog. This is one of the reasons why people love these cute little creatures so much! And as you’ve probably already heard, the Cavoodle is a cross of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle.
These designer dogs are the perfect size for being lap dogs. How big do Cavoodle puppies actually grow though?
Their Sizes Vary
The size of a Cavoodle depends on what kind of Cavoodle puppy they are. There are two main types of Cavoodles. These are Toy Cavoodles and Mini Cavoodles. Toy Cavoodles are bred with a Toy Poodle, and Mini Cavoodles are bred with a Mini Poodle. While this may not seem like a huge difference, the difference between these two breeds impacts the health and wellness of your Cavoodle puppy.
Toy Cavoodles are smaller dogs. They generally reach a height of around 28 – 35 cm at the shoulder when fully grown. Unless you feed them too much, Toy Cavoodles don’t weigh more than 6kg when they reach adulthood. Mini Cavoodles, on the other hand, are a bit bigger and can reach heights of about 45 cm at the shoulder. They can also reach weights of up to 12kg. That’s a pretty hefty weight even for such a small dog as the Cavoodle.
Usually, a Cavoodle puppy will stop growing between 6 and 8 months of age. They aren’t really considered adults at this age but they will not get much bigger after this point.
Are They Considered a Small or a Medium Dog Breed?
The Cavoodle can be considered either a small or medium dog. As said before this depends on their parents. The smaller versions of the Cavoodle fall under the category of small dog because they don’t weigh more than 6kg. In addition, since the larger breeds can can reach weights of 12kg and more, these particular breeds will fall under the category of a medium dog. In general though, the breed itself is considered a small breed just like their parents.
A Cavoodle will usually reach their full size when they are around 6 or 8 months old. In order to ensure they reach their full potential size and are healthy, great care must be taken to feed them well with quality dog food. Be careful however, as an overweight Cavoodle doesn’t mean a puppy who reached full size and may end up causing health issues for your puppy.
Their Size Makes Them Great Family Dogs!
Cavoodles are fantastic family dogs. Their small size reinforces this fact even further as this makes perfect for small homes. They’re loyal, sweet, and smart. Thanks to their gentle and adoring nature, they will always want to curl up in your lap and be close to you.
Their miniature size also makes it safe to have them around small children. This is the main reason why parents of small children usually decide to get a Cavoodle over larger dog breeds. In addition, Cavoodle puppies are low maintenance compared to either of their parent breeds, and this makes them perfect for busy parents trying to raise a small child.
To conclude, Cavoodles don’t get too big. They are small dogs that are great for any kind of family or home.
They are the perfect, stay-at-home pet that will fit in your home, your lap, and your heart.