Before You Go And Visit Your Local Cavachon Breeder

By Carol Stone

Before you came to start reading this article you would probably have been across some signs or advertisements showing dogs or cavachons for sale. In fact you may have a mind to visit your local cavachon breeder to get yourself a puppy. However, before committing to this breed it may be a good idea to finish reading this article first.

The cavachon is a mix between two distinct and popular breeds being the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a sporting dog, and the Bichon Frise a non sporting one. In terms of overall temperament it will be a toss up what kind you will get, and it will be in the range of having a dog with a friendly and playful personality to one that is aloof and hard headed. You will only really know the real personality once it reaches maturity.

Average prices for this breed will be in the range of two hundred to five hundred dollars. If coming from a top breeder or champion kennel, it can reach up to over six hundred dollars, even more so if coming from champion parents. Should you not want to spend too much money, you can always try the local shelter to try your luck.

Discipline in terms of house breaking this dog may come as a bit of a challenge. This one will take a bit longer to housebreak when compared to other breeds and you may find yourself at your wits end. Many more experienced owners however say that the crate method works best for this breed, so it pays to research this method beforehand on the internet.

The breed has very soft and silky, wavy coats that are a pleasure to touch and caress. You can basically choose three general colors for this dog which is white with black and tan markings, white, or apricot. The dog you will get will also tend to shed less the closer it is to the first generation of its breeding line. Remember to always give this dog a bathe at least every six weeks at the minimum and to try to give it regular, and if possible daily, brushings.

In terms of health concerns, there are a few but none that is overly alarming and quite manageable actually. It will get afflicted with flea allergies and also heart murmurs during its lifetime. You should clean its ears at least once a week since it is hairier than most and will develop ear infections regularly if not well taken cared of.

An advantage of this dog is its size. Since it is small it is quite capable of small space living as is needed in urban situations. It also does quite well as a travelling companion and also does well living on the road especially recreational vehicles.

This article thus has shown some information to assist you in making a decision if this dog is for you or not. When taking on a new pet always make sure that all the bases are covered in terms of information you need on being the best owner you can be.

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