Cavapoos are a cross between Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and poodles. They can be described as affectionate, gentle, loyal. They are even tempered, but can also be playful and full of personality! Be prepared for your cavapoo to be by your side. Cavapoos are not known to be excessive barkers and they can be somewhat hypo-allergenic depending on the genetic result from the parent dogs. Since poodles are non-shedders, the cavapoos often inherit some of this quality!
The term F1 simply refers to the amount of poodle compared to the amount of Cavallier King Charles Spaniel in the particular cross. Out puppies are 50% Cavalier and 50% poodle. This is often a desereable cross because they receive hybrid vigor which simply means, lower risk of the known issues associated with either of the parent breeds!
A mini cavapoo means that one of the parents was a miniature, and in our case, the sire, Chief is a AKC registered miniature poodle! He weighs in at 11 pounds. He has been OFA tested!
Fancy, the mama, is a full-blooded AKC registered Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She weighs 20 pounds, she comes from OFA tested parents and will be tested soon herself!
We expect our puppies to be somewhere between them when full-grown!
Our approach to puppies starts with our housedog Fancy giving birth in her own little doggie room assisted by Monica. Fancy was the rockstar here! At about 4 days old we began doing Early Neurological Stimulation excersies daily.
At three and a half weeks we started potty training and weaning them. We took our cue from Fancy who started to pull away. They took immediately to wet puppy food and transistioned to a slurry of dry food prepared fresh each meal. We then begin potty training them!
Additionally we begin to teach them emotional stability skills such as responding to new stimuli and recovering quickly. Along with emotional skills, we begin handling the pups daily paying particular attention to pads of the feet, tail, ear and mouth in order to desensitze them to these types of touch. This will aid in grooming and doctoring later in life. Getting their nails trimmed was old hat for these puppies by the time they were 4 weeks old! Exposing them to household sounds such as the hair dryer and vacume cleaner along with other dogs will make the transition to your home even more seamless.
Your puppy comes home with all up to date worming and vaccination along with a health check from the vet! We even throw in a welcome home package for your puppy to have a smooth transition away from the litter. Kit includes a Snuggle Puppy with a heating pad and a heart beat!
Later in puppyhood, some basic training such as sit and come will be introducted as well as early crate training! We want these puppies to be absolute blessings to your family as Fancy is to ours and our early weeks with them are very important in that journey! We will do our best for you!
The Dog Room is offically open for all the puppy snuggles! Email us to come pick out your future best friend!
Our old farm office has turned into our "Dog Room." This room is attached to our home and allows us a convient, cozy place for our girl and pups..... and a nice place for our visitors to interact with the litter.