General Information

Dog NameCavachon
Other NamesBichon-King Charles mix
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbred
GroupToy Dogs
Breed ForCompanion Dogs
Country of OriginUnited States of America (USA)

Physical And Size

Min Life Span10
Max Life Span15
Min Ideal Weight for male6
Max Ideal Weight for male9
Min Ideal Weight for female4
Max Ideal Weight for male9


Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


TemperamentFriendly, Affectionate, Loyal
Prey DriveYes
Fighting DogNo


Stranger FriendlyHigh
Child FriendlyHigh
Cat FriendlyMedium
Dog FriendlyHigh
Office FriendlyHigh
Apartment FriendlyHigh
Senior Citizens FriendlyHigh
Service DogHigh
Search and Rescue DogHigh
Biting PotentialLow
Country of OriginUnited aStates
Nicknames and Other NamesBichon-King Charles mix
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbred
GroupToy Dogs
Bred ForCompanion Dogs
Life Span10-15 years
Ideal Weight9-25 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height10-15 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeDense and fluffy
Common ColorsWhite, Peach, Apricot, Black, Brown
MarkingsTan markings
AvailabilityCommonly available
AchievementsFeatured in movies
Suitable for ApartmentsModerately available
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToKing Charles Spaniel
Bichon Frise

The Cavachon is a designer dog that is created by mixing Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Bichon Frise. It is a designer breed whose exact origin is believed to be in the US. It is a small-sized dog that is full of life making an excellent companion for the family of all age members.

The appearance of the Cavachon varies from the genes it gets from its parents. The coat is dense that can either be silky or slightly wavy. The eyes are big and ears are long and floppy.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Cavachon is lively, fun, and friendly. The temperament mostly depends on the traits it inherits from its parent breeds. It is playful and loves to spend most of its time with its people playing. When it is not playing, it likes to sleep on the lap of its people or on the couch.

Behavior: Cavachon forms a strong bond with its people. They always need someone by their side so if there is not a single person at the house, it is best not to own this dog. They suffer from separation anxiety if left alone, so even a pet to keep them a company is a good idea.

Cavaachon puppies
Cavaachon puppies sitting on the bed.
Image Source: Animalso

Personality: Cavachon is a very sweet dog that has a very low barking tendency. They are not likely to bark even if a stranger approach which makes them not a very good watchdog. Although, due to their sweet personality, they greet guest and friends in the house very warmly.

Is Cavachon Dog Child-Friendly?

The Cavachon is very friendly with children of all ages. They love the company of kids as they are playful, fun like them. Although Cavachon is a child-friendly dog, their interaction with kids should be always supervised as kids sometimes play rough hurting the dog. Therefore, teach your kids to be gentle and loving with dogs.

A boy taking Cavachon on the walk
A boy taking Cavachon on the walk.
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Training Cavachon needs a lot of patience as they can be very stubborn sometimes. A firm leadership at an early age is necessary to make them obedient and patient. They tend to respond well to a positive method of training, so provide them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises.

Treat them with kindness and love but never be harsh and forceful on them. They might become aggressive or scared.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesGenetic Health Problem, Hypoglycemia,
Legg Calve Perthes Disease, Cataracts,
Heart Disease, Hypothyroidism
Vaccination RequiredCanine Parainfluenza, Kennel Cough,
Canine Coronavirus, Rabies, Canine Distemper,
Canine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingEasy and Minimal Required
Weight Gain PotentialModerate
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 18%
Fat: 8%
Fish Oil

Cavachon is generally a healthy dog but it can inherent genetic health problems from its parent breeds. It can face the following possible health problems:

  • Hypoglycemia: The drop of blood sugar level in your dog is called hypoglycemia. It can become weak and a sudden unconsciousness is seen in your dog. It can happen if proper nutrition is not given to your dog. Provide them with a healthy diet and take them to a vet for a check-up.
  • Legg Calve Perthes Disease: The hip disorder face due to interruption in the blood flow to the head of the femur is called Legg calve Perthes disease. You can see lameness in your dog and it will cause them pain. Consult a vet for the treatment.


  • Cavachon has been featured in a movie named “get smart”.
  • The Cavachon breeders are mostly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • The exact origin of Cavachon is believed to be in the United States in 1996.


The Cavachon Dog comes in following colors and markings:

  • White
  • Apricot
  • Black
  • Peach
  • Brown
  • Tan markings


Cavachon Puppies playing
Cavachon Puppies playing.
Image Source: The Smart Canine

Size: The average height of the Cavachon id between 12-16 inches and the average weight is between 12-18 pounds.

Cost: The average cost of the Cavachon puppy is between $800-$1600 which depends on the breeders quality.

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