Cavaton Breed Information and Facts

If you love white, fluffy dogs, the Cavaton breed may be just what you are looking for in a family dog. Let's take a closer look at the characteristics of the Cavaton breed.
The Cavaton is not a purebred dog. It is a hybrid breed created by breeders who crossed a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a Coton de Tulear. The interesting thing about this breed is the parents were also hybrid dogs of a sort. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel came from the breeding of the Pug with the Spaniel. The Coton de Tulear comes from the island of Madagascar where it evolved from the Bichon Frise breed that mated with local island dogs. The end result is the Cavaton is nearly a mutt, but a might cute one.
The Cavaton appears to be larger than it actually is thanks to its healthy coat of hair. The pup will grow to be about a foot tall. It looks fairly thick, but actually only weights around thirteen pounds on average.
Grooming Needs
The Cavaton should be brushed every few days and bathed as needed. This pup has a good amount of hair, so it will shed. Frequent brushing if the white coat will minimize the chance your home turns into a giant fur ball, but you really need to stay on top of the maintenance.   
This is a very happy and affectionate breed. They love to be with their family and are very friendly. This breed is especially fond of performing tricks for the family, which tells you how happy go luck this pup truly is. 
The Cavaton has a great temperament. This is a dog that loves just about anyone. They tend to be curious, so they stick their noses into areas where perhaps they should not. If you live in an area with snakes, make sure to keep your pup from getting into holes that might contain snakes. Regardless, this is a happy dog with a great temperament.  
Training Needs
Training a Cavaton takes discipline on your part. As a happy, friendly pup, this dog can be a bit difficult to train. The problem isn't intelligence. It is focus. The dog is so fired up to interact with you and its environment that it can have real problems sitting still and paying attention. Don't get frustrated. Instead, take things slowly and focus on teaching the pup just one thing a day. As the routine is established, your Cavaton should improve at picking up things quicker.
Activity Level
The Cavaton will do well in apartment life. They should be taken on a walk once a day. Thanks to their Coton de Tulear roots, the breed can walk or run miles at a time without tiring so don't hesitate taking them for a jog. This pup will enjoy being let off their leashes in a safe are to play. Exercise and play will help use up any excess energy. 
In Closing
Cavatons are some of our favorite dogs. If you are looking for a great family dog, this pup has to be very high on your list. Click below to see our current listings. 
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