Cavapoo Colors

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
Updated on 18 February 2020

Cavapoo can come in a wide range of colors.

Cavapoo are a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and miniature/toy Poodles.

They combine personality and physical traits from both the Cavalier and Poodle parent.

Cavapoos are usually happy, energetic and social dogs that can quickly become an important member of your family.

They’ve also proven popular due to their hypoallergenic qualities.

If you’re doing research about the breed, you could easily be confused by the different color possibilities.

In this article, we’re going to take a look at Cavapoo color to give you an idea of the different variations.

What is a Cavapoo?

Cavapoo are a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a miniature or toy Poodle.

They can also be called a Cavoodle, which is simply a different way to refer to these “designer dogs”.

Alternatively, you could call these dogs a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Poodle mix.

The cross breed are thought to have originated in the 1950s in the USA, although some say the Cavapoo were bred for the first time in Australia in 1990s.

Cavapoo appearance

Cavapoo puppy (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Cavapoo puppy (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Cavapoo will embody physical traits from both their Cavalier and Poodle parent. Their size will be determined by whether the breeder used a miniature or toy Poodle. It’s impossible to predict which traits a Cavapoo will have.

They’ll usually have a solid head with floppy ears and bushy eyebrows. They’ve got a long muzzle with a black nose and brown eyes. They’ve got a fluffy coat.

The important thing to remember is that there is some within the breed. Some puppies could more closely resemble their Cavalier or Poodle parent.

Cavapoo colors

Cavapoo puppies can come in a wide range of colors, there really is a wide range of variation where this mix is concerned.

Although color may or may not be important to you, ethical and responsible breeders will breed their dogs looking to create happy and healthy dogs of sound temperament rather than color.

It’s not possible to predict a Cavapoo puppy’s color until they’re born.


The first Cavapoo color we’ll touch upon is solid black. There isn’t much that needs to be explained with regards to this shade.


Chocolate is a dark brown coat color. The brown color can vary in strength from dark chocolate to milk chocolate.


Another Cavapoo color variation is apricot. This can be solid to medium to light in color.


Cream is slightly lighter than apricot. This color should cover the entirety of their body.


Gold Cavapoos have a solid dark gold coloring throughout.


Blenheim is a coat color associated with the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They’re chestnut and white in color.


Ruby Cavapoo have a coat that is solid red or ruby in color.


Another Cavalier coat color that is often seen in Cavapoos is tri color. This is a mix between black, orange and white.

Coat patterns

Black and white/Black parti

Cavapoo can also have a black and white or black parti coat. This is black with patches of white on their face or body. Alternatively, they can have a white coat with areas of black on their face or body.

Black tuxedo

This coat pattern sounds elegant. Black tuxedo denotes a Cavapoo that is predominantly black with splashes of white on their chin, chest, forehead or toes.

Chocolate tuxedo

Chocolate tuxedo Cavapoos have a solid chocolate color with a splash of white on their chin, chest or toes.


Phantom Cavapoos have black or brown coats with brown, tan or silver points on their eyebrows, nose, chest, legs and underside of their tail.


A sable Cavapoo is black with brown or sable undertones in their hair. Usually, the sable color will become more prominent as the Cavapoo gets older.


A sable/phantom is black or brown with silver, light tan or red highlights throughout the coat that starts at the bottom of their roots.

Buying a Cavapoo puppy

As we mentioned above, responsible breeders are looking to breed puppies that have sound temperament and are healthy without defects rather than color.

Some breeders might try to charge more for perceived rare colors. However, we would urge to approach such breeders with caution for the reasons mentioned above.

You should do plenty of research about Cavapoo breeders before you settle on one. Most breeders will ask you to fill out a questionnaire and pay a deposit to be placed on a waiting list.

Cavapoo World offer some good advice to potential Cavapoo owners:

When picking a breeder that will provide you with your cavapoo puppy, every little detail matters. When you have a breeder or two in mind, listen to your heart. Pay attention to how you feel about the breeder. Does their website look professional and presents detailed information in a friendly and welcoming way? Do they provide lots of pictures? Do they have a phone number and email address for you to contact them? Are they willing to speak to you on the phone or have you in their home so you can meet their dogs and puppies?

We don’t recommend buying a Cavapoo puppy, or any type of puppy, from a pet store, online or through a third party dealer. You don’t want to inadvertently fund a puppy farming.

In conclusion

We’ve touched upon the different Cavapoo colors.

You can check out more examples of the breed on Instagram. They come in a wide range of coat colors or coat patterns.

These include black, chocolate, Blenheim, tri color, cream and gold.

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