Cavapoo Puppies for Sale in Scotland
Cavapoos are delicate, sweetheart little dogs bred from crossing a Miniature or Toy Poodle with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. There isn’t any doubt that are plenty of Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram accounts dedicated to the love of this little dog. This is despite the fact that the breed is relatively new having originated in Australia in the 1990s, before migrating to the US and Europe.
You just need to look into those beautiful puppy dog eyes to be smitten by the Cavapoo! And there isn’t any doubt that this love is reciprocated as this furry friend is simply a little love-bug and loves being around his humans.
The Cavapoo is charming and affectionate and makes a loyal pet in any home. He is a sociable wee sausage! Anyone looking for a Cavapoo puppy in Scotland should contact a selection of breeders first and do some research into the parentage of these pups before buying.
Cavapoos can be cross breeds between either a Miniature Poodle or Toy Poodle with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, however, it’s thought that responsible breeders would be more likely to use the Miniature Poodle as the Toy Poodle suffer from more hereditary health concerns that could be passed on to the puppy.
If you’re looking for a Cavapoo puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that this breed is playful and full of life. Their sociable nature and eagerness to please and be involved in family activities makes them relatively easy to train. The only downside to these little dogs is that they want human company 24/7 and can suffer from separation anxiety. This can lead to unwanted behaviours such as incessant barking, so the Cavapoo is best suited to a home where there is someone in the house most of the time.
The Cavapoo is an intelligent little dog and he’s energetic and curious so training is important from puppyhood. Good socialisation with the family and other pets is important to ensure he’s grows into a confident adult dog. He can be a bit of a sensitive soul and he doesn’t like too much noise, nor boisterous activity around him, so he’s perhaps better suited to a family where there are older children or children old enough to be trained to respect his sensitivities and boundaries. This is because younger children may view the Cavapoo as a cute teddy-bear dog that they simply cannot resist picking up and the Cavapoo will not like too much of this handling by little hands.
That said, the Cavapoo makes a great little pet that gets on with everyone including other pets and even the family cat! Although he may still chase the neighbours cat down the road!
The Cavapoo likes to know who is leader; he likes this guidance and reassurance, so gentle positive commands reinforced by praise and treats make the best way to get the most out of this kind of dog.
The Cavapoo makes a great therapy dog, he also loves all love all activity so obedience, and agility classes are right up his street!
Description of the Cavapoo
The charming Cavapoo can come in a variety of different coloured coats and coat-types due to his hybrid parentage. Some will appear more like a poodle with a curly coat, while others may take their looks from the equally charming King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and have a relatively smooth coat. Most Cavapoos have round, sweet faces, with large eyes and floppy ears. They are considered low-shedding dogs and many will be sold as hypo-allergenic pets, but contrary to popular belief – it’s not always dog hair that humans are allergic to – it’s the dander (dead skin cells) that drop from every dog that many people have problems with.
The Cavapoo coat comes in colours ranging from black to white, Blenheim, chestnut, gold, tricolour including black, white and tan.
The Cavapoo stands at between 33 to 45cm and weighs in at just 5 to 10kg making him a lovely little addition to the family!
If you’re looking for a Cavapoo puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth noting that they can live up to 13 to 15 years! It’s a good lifespan for a small dog who will be happy to go everywhere with his human.
If you’re looking for a Cavapoo puppy for sale in Scotland, it’s worth knowing that a he needs at least two thirty minute walks each day to keep him physically fit and mentally stimulated. He also enjoys pottering around a garden.
The Cavapoo is a little bundle of energy and without his walks he can he can get bored and start getting up to mischief!
The amount of grooming required by a Cavapoo can be considerable – he needs almost daily brushing and will need to attend a professional groomer to keep his coat in check every 6 to 8 weeks.
The Cavapoo also benefits from bathing with gentle doggy or baby shampoo, but this needn’t be done too often as it can upset the gentle balance of the dog’s skin and create skin allergies.
Cavapoos will shed – though some more than others, so it’s worth asking the breeder about their parents’ coats when buying. Owners should also aim to clean the Cavapoos teeth as he has a small mouth and can be proned to dental issues and his ears should be kept clean also.
The Cavapoo should be kept on a routine diet of feeding twice per day. Treats should make up no more than 20% of his daily diet. Owners should account for this and take heed of the instructions of their vet on feeding for the perfect weight for their dog’s frame to avoid extra strain on joints and hips.
The Cavapoo has a healthy appetite for a little fella and can be a bit greedy so try not to allow begging for food. It can be difficult to resist those adorable eyes piercing looking up longingly at the dinner table, however, begging is not desirable behaviour at anytime, especially when you have guests!
Cost of Keeping a Cavapoo
If you’re looking for a Cavapoo puppy in Scotland, you should know that the average price to buy a puppy ranges between £500 to £900. It will cost on average between around £60 to £100 per month to keep a charming little Cavapoo in your life, inclusive of food, pet insurance, grooming and vaccinations and neutering.