Cavoodles, also known as Cavapoos, are a delightful crossbreed between Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Poodles and they’ve captured the hearts of dog lovers all around the globe. Here we explore their sharp rise to fame and uncover some Cavoodle facts you may not know.
Australia’s most popular dog
In 2022 the Cavoodle was Australia’s most popular dog breed and The Sydney Morning Herald has just confirmed that the Cavoodle still reigns supreme. At least in Sydney’s most affluent suburbs. And at up to $7,000 a pup that’s no surprise!
Not an Australian breed
Despite popular belief, the first Cavoodle wasn’t born in Australia but rather in 1950’s America. It was however further developed in Australia in the 1990’s where Cavalier King Charles Spaniels where cross bred with both Miniature and Toy Poodles.
The perfect pandemic puppy
Cavoodles first entered the top 20 dog breeds in 2009 and its popularity has skyrocketed since, much thanks to Covid lockdowns. Small, friendly, trainable and great with kids – the Cavoodle became the dog of choice for many families and couples living in metro areas during the pandemic.
Teddy bears with brains!
Cavoodles are ridiculously cute and they’re also highly intelligent. They get their brains, not only from the Poodle side of the family but also the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The combination of these two intelligent parent breeds gives Cavoodles a great advantage in learning and understanding commands. But their intelligence goes beyond the basics of sit and stay. Cavoodles are known to be intuitive and can often pick up on their owner's emotions, making them great companions for emotional support.
Social media sensations
Cavoodles have managed to take the internet by storm. Their photogenic looks, expressive eyes, and playful antics make them irresistible subjects for viral videos and adorable pictures. From TikTok to Instagram, Cavoodles dominate our feeds, bringing joy to millions of followers worldwide – laughing and "aww"-ing at every post!
With social media stardom comes an ever-expanding wardrobe. From the latest dog leads to dresses, coats and even necklaces – some Cavoodles have a better wardrobe than your average dog owner – myself included!