Cavapoochons are a mixed breed becoming increasingly popular thanks to their low-shedding qualities.
They’re a mix of three well-known dog breeds, combined to create a dog with hypoallergenic qualities.
While one of the Cavapoochon’s big selling points is their lack of hair, they’re also popular for their temperaments.
They’re usually social dogs that get along with other people and canines, making them good family pets.
Cavapoochons can also be quite intelligent given the influence of one of their parents in their genetic make up.
For the purposes of this article, we’re going to take a look at whether Cavapoochons shed.
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What are Cavapoochon?
Cavapoochons are often dubbed designer dogs because they’re a combination of three different breeds.
This mix is made up of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise and Poodle.
Usually, breeders will use a Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Bichon Frise) and a Poodle to create a Cavapoochon.
While they’re not a common dog breed, they’re becoming more and more popular due to some of the physical characteristics and temperament qualities.
Do Cavapoochon shed?
If you’re looking for a dog, one of the questions you’ll have to ask yourself is whether you can deal with the shedding. Most dogs will shed to some degree.
For example, if you own a spitz-type dog like me, you can expect your pet to blow out their coat twice a year. This usually occurs at the changing of the seasons.
During this time, you’ll need to brush your dog daily as well as vacuum your home most days to stay on top of the relentless clumps of dog hair everywhere.
Cavapoochons have a reputation for being low-shedding dogs. In fact, some Cavapoochons claim their dogs don’t shed at all.
While Cavaliers are moderate-to-high shedders, Bichon Frise and Poodle are considered low-shedding dogs. This opinion is endorsed by the Kennel Club, who list both breeds on their list of low-shedding dogs, which you can check out here.
The Poodle, in particular, is famous for being a low-shedding dog with hypoallergenic qualities. They’ve got a unique coat with tight curls that doesn’t really shed. These curls catch what little dander Poodles produce, making them unique.
Cavapoochons can inherit these low-shedding genes thanks to their Poodle parent as well as the influence of the Bichon Frise genes from the Cavachon.
Therefore, Cavapoochons are usually low-shedding dogs.
It’s worth remembering that there’s no guarantee which traits a dog will inherit from each parents, so we can’t say with absolute certainty a Cavapoochon won’t shed to some degree.
Here’s what Ramsey the Cavapoochon had to say on the topic of shedding:
Ramsey doesn’t shed at all and does not bother my husbands allergies.
Will I need to groom a Cavapoochon?
Although you won’t need to worry about getting the vacuum out every day to clean up dog hair like me, you will still have some other chores that require your attention.
For example, Cavapoochons will require regular grooming to maintain the quality of their coat. By brushing your dog at least three or four times a week, you can make sure no dirt or debris is caught in their hair.
You’ll need to make sure there’s no infections in their ears as a result of their curls, while keeping the hair out of their eyes to prevent any infection starting.
Every two or three months, you’ll need to bring your Cavapoochon to a professional groomer. They can keep your dog’s coat looks healthy and trimmed.
Are Cavapoochon hypoallergenic?
The American Kennel Club outline on their website that no dog is completely hypoallergenic despite what you might read elsewhere online. However, they do recommend some breeds that are more hypoallergenic than other types of dogs. For example, the AKC list the Poodle as a hypoallergenic dog breed.
The Kennel Club in England include the Bichon Frise in their list of hypoallergenic dogs because they’ve also got low-shedding coats.
Hypoallergenic, by it’s very definition, signals something that is less likely to trigger allergies than something else. Although Cavapoochones are considered hypoallergenic, there’s not 100 per cent hypoallergenic. It’s worth keeping that in mind.
While Cavapoochons are low-shedding dogs, they can also bring in allergens to the house from outside, such as pollen. Dog salvia and urine can also trigger allergies.
One Cavapoochon breeder, Bluebell Pup, had this to say on the topic of whether Cavapoochons are hypoallergenic:
If you are allergic to most dogs, you can still bring a Cavapoochon puppy home! Thanks to my parents, I’m hypoallergenic! Being half Toy Poodle, quarter Bichon Frise and quarter Cavalier, my coat is beautifully soft, wavy/curly, easy to maintain and friendly to those with allergies. It isn’t easy being allergic to dogs. Cavapoochons are pretty amazing for catering to those allergic noses that get in the way between puppy love.
Here’s a little more from Ramsey the Cavapoochon:
My husband has bad allergies, so we were looking into non-shedding family friendly dogs. We looked into basically anything mixed with a poodle, and eventually stumbled across a picture of a Cavapoochon and were immediately obsessed!
Cost of maintaining a Cavapoochon’s coat
While you may have saved up for the initial cost of purchasing your Cavapoochon from a breeder, there’s most expensive to consider along the way.
You’ll have to keep in mind basic things such as vaccinations, neutering or spaying, dog food, pet insurance and much more.
If you’re planning to get a Cavapoochon, you’ll want to consider the cost of going to a professional groomer. You’ll need to budget that into your monthly costs.
Most owners of mixed breeds such as Cockapoos, Cavapoos, Cavachons and Cavapoochons will bring their dogs to a professional groomer every two or three months.
Here’s what Ramsey the Cavapoochon had to say on this matter:
We pay a similar amount to most other dog owners we know. We get Ramsey groomed around every 2-3 months.
Anything else to consider
Like we mentioned above, the American Kennel Club makes it clear that no dog is 100 per cent hypoallergenic in spite of claims made by breeders. So even if you opt for a dog that is known for having hypoallergenic qualities, you should expect for a little bit of shedding.
We recommend visiting a breeder to see their puppies and the parents before buying a canine companion. It’s important to see the pup interact with it’s mother, request proof of health and vet checks, documentation for the parents and more.
We don’t advise buying a puppy from a pet store, third party breeder or online.
You could also contact some Cavapoochon owners on Instagram to find out more about the breed and their characteristics.
So there we have it, we’ve reached the end of our article on Cavapoochons and whether they shed or not.
Cavapoochons are considered a low-shedding mix that are unlikely to shed a lot of hair, which could be what you’re looking for.
While they’re considered a hypoallergenic breed, you should expect some degree of shedding.