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Cavachon

What makes a Cavachon such a great family pet?  The Cavachon, a blend of the adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the people-loving Bichon Frise is no wonder, one of the most popular Designer Dogs on the planet!

Cavachon Puppy From Foxglove Farm

What makes the cavachon such a great family pet?

I've never been a fan of small barky high-strung dogs and found that the Cavachon, a blending of the adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the clownish people-loving Bichon Frise, created a utterly beautiful small dog who is hypo-allergenic and very low to completely non-shed. A small dog with a sporty and fun disposition but one who also has a mellow and laid-back personality.  

A canine creature that almost never barks without good reason, oh PUPPY BLISS!

Years of working with dogs, not only as a dog breeder, but also as a veterinary technician, obedience trainer & even owning an upscale bed and biscuit on a beautiful sea island in South Carolina, have given me an unusual amount of doggie experience.  That serves this Cavachon breeder quite well in helping families chose the perfect family pet.

I've seen the chaos that owning the wrong dog can bring to a family, dogs that bark and bite,  dogs that run away, dogs that are impossible to house train, the list goes on and on.

After retiring from the boarding kennel business, (I'm writing a book about that season of our dog life!) I began raising Cavachons.  I'd always loved big dogs and found the heart of a larger canine in this "forever puppy" this genuinely sweet natured small dog.  

I've never been a fan of small barky high-strung dogs and found that the blending of the adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the clownish people loving Bichon Frise, created a small dog who is hypo-allergenic and very low to completely non-shed. A small dog with a sporty and fun disposition but one who also has a mellow and laid-back personality.  A canine that almost never barks without good reason, oh PUPPY BLISS!

Foxglove Farm Cavachons are easy to house train 

Our Cavachons have been raised with loads of structure in their little lives. Years of working with dogs, especially in obedience, have shown me that puppies must have the right start or they can be very difficult to house train, not to mention have a host of problem behaviors that in general make life with a new puppy not very much fun at all.

For example, too many dog breeders toss newspaper down and allow puppies to learn bad habits that are very hard for the novice dog owner to overcome. Cavachon puppies absorb the ink into their pads and then track that ink along with ammonia all around their living area, making for a puppy that loses his instinct to keep his home clean.  

No wonder many puppy owners despair of the potty training process.  We keep our puppies spotlessly clean and I NEVER EVER use newspaper when house training our babies! Another area where years of experience make a huge difference in the trainability of the puppies I raise and just one of the many reasons why my Inbox is filled with letter from our happy puppy people that make for wonderful Foxglove Farm reviews!

My puppy owners rave about how easy their Cavachons were to potty train,

"She's only had one accident in week and that was my fault!"  

"He slept right through the night in his crate from day one!"

"This is the easiest puppy I've ever raised!!!

Or my favorite from a few days ago,

"Thank you for raising miracle puppies!"

NOW Puppy People,,, that being said, I'm not proclaiming that a Foxglove Cavachon puppy will arrive housetrained and never have an accident.  That would be totally unrealistic, but I am saying that if you are diligent, (and read my training articles on Potty Training & Housetraining) and do your part in keeping your puppy off carpet, well supervised and confined to puppy safe areas when you are not in puppy watching mode, you can expect our puppy kids to sleep through the night from night #1 typically and be MUCH easier than the average canine to get all things firmly under her paw in the house training department.  

 

Size In cavachons

 

We raise two sizes of Cavachon for people who are looking for either a smaller size super portable canine companion, or a slightly larger more sporty version.

  • “Toy” 10-15 pounds (occasionally a tiny one even smaller).
  • “Standard" 15 to 22 pounds on average.

Both sizes are perfectly sturdy, just a matter of personal preference,

These little “Hybrids” are typically very gentle & loving, easy to house train, affectionate with children, other pets in the family (cats included).

My feedback has been that Cavachons are extremely easy to house train, (We give them a super start which makes your job easier) Require less frequent grooming than many hybrids and have low maintenance silky wavy coats.

Cavachons love family fun

happy kids with their new foxglove cavachon,,, puppy bliss!

Cavachon puppy with children

A well socialized Cavachon puppy is a joy to own!


Cavachon HYBRID VIGOR

Very hardy & healthy, my vet says they are blessed with “Hybrid Vigor”, which typically produces a Cavachon puppy free of many genetic problems associated with today’s average purebred dog!

I love the personality of these little Cavachon dolls as well, happy little folk. They are cheerful & full of good will & simply delightful as companions & family pets. I can’t say enough nice things about Cavachon puppies. I have seen too many lovely purebred dogs with such heartbreaking issues, both in temperament & health.

I truly believe by combining totally unrelated bloodlines in the parents, we product Cavachons that are much sounder in every way! I showed purebred dogs for years, and I love them. But i have had first hand experience with what inbreeding can do to even the most beautifully bred AKC canine!!!

Girls with Hybrid Puppy

thoughts on owning a cavachon

As a long-time dog breeder, I know how important it is to raise a puppy in a way that makes them easy to train & eager to please. Without good early training, they learn bad habits that may last a lifetime!  It's unfortunate that many little dogs turn into high energy small breeds that require the patience of a saint to live with, I call it the "small dog syndrome" and while I love the size and low maintenance of smaller canines, often what goes along with them is a less than desirable temperament, one that barks noisily for little reason, one that is simply too tightly wound and energetic and in many ways is a less than ideal choice for a family pet.  

Cavachon puppy clipart by Vianne Chang

 I fell in love with the Cavachon nearly a decade ago, in my opinion as close to the perfect companion as you'll find, the offspring of the sweet & gentle Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & the hypo-allergenic non-shedding comical little snowball, the Bichon Frise. Combined, these two super companions canines, create an even more delightful canine creation, a wonderfully gentle yet sporty Fido with the beautiful coat pattern and markings of the exquisitely, colored Cavalier & the hypo-allergenic and non-shed qualities of the Bichon Frise. 

    In addition to the exceedingly desirable coat characteristics of the purebred parents, the Cavachon puppy also inherits one of the most delightful personalities of any breed I've ever handled. They are in addition to being most affectionate and sweet natured, extremely smart and easy to train, an important trait in any family companion.

They are almost without exception, an extra quiet breed, not barkers, not hyper, but dependably happy & sweet, they love to cuddle & are wonderful as children's pets. Cavachons have the heart and sensibilities of larger breeds, they love to join in just about any family activity, from swimming or boating (Cavachons LOVE the water!) I've always been a big dog lover, and Cavachons are a perfect fit if you don't want a "fou fou" dog, I believe that a Foxglove Cavachon will be the most loved & easy to live with puppy you'll ever own!

if you want a more athletic and sporty canine in an easy to manage size, one that makes you laugh, but doesn't shed all over your furniture, one that rides happily along to Starbucks for a Latte, but doesn't make your allergies act up, one that snoozes by your feet in the evenings, and resides happily with everyone from your Golden Retriever to the family feline,,, look no further, you have found the PERFECT puppy!