CAVACHON INFORMATION PAGE.
THE CAVACHON IS A CROSS BETWEEN THE
CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIEL AND THE
BICHON FRISE. THE FIRST GENERATION, ALSO
KNOWN AS THE F1 CAVACHON IS A BREEDING
BETWEEN THE CAVALIER AND THE BICHON
FRISE. THE SECOND GENERATION CAVACHON
ALSO KNOWN AS THE F2 CAVACHON IS A
BREEDING BETWEEN CAVACHON PARENTS.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR PROS
AND CONS OF THE FIRST GENERATION VERSES
THE SECOND GENERATION CAVACHON.
THE CAVACHON IS AN INTELLIGANT, RESPECTFUL, DEDICATED
LITTLE BUNDLE OF JOY. THEY COME IN A VARIETY OF COLORS
SUCH AS SABLE, TRI, PEACH, APRICOT AND WHITE, RED AND
WHITE  AND WHITE
BLACK AN WHITEAND TRI COLOR. THE
ADULT SIZE OF THE CAVACHON IS OFTEN SEEN BETWEEN 10
AND 20 POUNDS. SIZE OF THE PARENTS IS SOMEWHAT OF AN
INDICATION OF SIZE BUT NOT REAL PREDICTABLE WHEN
DETERMINING THE ADULT SIZE OF A PUPPY. THEIR HAIR
SHOULD BE NICE AND FULL AND IS NOT EVIDENT ON A 2-3
WEEK PUPPY BUT A FULL COAT SHOULD BE NOTICEABLE BY
6-8 WEEKS. WE OFTEN SEE A FLAT COAT ON A SECOND
GENERATION CAVACHON. THE COAT OF THE CAVACHON
SHOULD BE NON SHEDDING TO VERY LITTLE SHEDDING. BEING
NONSHEDDING, THE CAVACHON COAT REQUIRES A GOOD
BRUSHING EVERY WEEK AND VISITS TO THE GROOMER FOR A
HAIRCUT. THE FREQUENCY OF TRIPS TO THE GROOMERS WILL
DEPEND ON THE OWNERS PREFERENCE ON THE LEGNTH OF
THE COAT.
HOW ABOUT THE PERSONALITY OF THE CAVACHON? WELL I
CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE CAVACHON IN THIS AREA.
THEY DEFINITELY ENJOY OUR COMPANIONSHIP BOTH
CHILDREN AND ADULTS. IT SEAMS LIKE THE GOAL OF THE
CAVACHON IS TO MAKE US HAPPY.  THE CAVACHON
DEFINITELY ENJOYS WALKS AND BEING OUTDOORS.  MOST
FIND GREAT ENJOYMENT WITH THE WATER INCLUDING
BOATING. CAVACHONS ARE GENTLE WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
BUT CAN PLAY BALL WITH THE TEENS. IT WOULD ALSO BE
UNUSUAL TO SEE AN AGRESSIVE CAVACHON.
NEXT WE WILL TALK A LITTLE ABOUT THE HEALTH OF THE
CAVACHON. THE HEALTH OF ANY BREED INCLUDING THE
CAVACHON RELIES THE MOST ON A RESPONSIBLE
BREEDER. WHENEVER YOU HAVE A CROSS BREED, THE
HEALTH IS GREATLY IMPROVED.
THE MAIN CONCERN WITH
THE CAVALIER SIDE OF THESE BREED IS THE MITRAL VALVE
DEFECT. THE MAIN CONCERN OF THE BICHON IS THE
POSSIBLE GENETIC SKIN CONDITIONS. THAT IS WHY IT IS SO
IMPORTANT TO GO WITH A BREEDER THAT IS SELECTIVE
WITH THE ADULTS SHE PUTS INTO HER BREEDING
PROGRAM.