As a mixed breed dog of the Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the Cavapoo has much to offer. Also referred to as Cavoodle and Cavadoodle, the Cavapoo is known to be playful, curious, and outgoing and is said to inherit these traits from both of their parents.
They are usually outgoing as they require sufficient physical activity. They love attention and time with humans which makes them amazing family pets. Dog parents will appreciate their playful and loyal nature.
Cavapoo coats can come in an array of colors, such as white, fawn, chocolate, cream, gold, and chestnut. They may sometimes be born with solid colors, but they frequently come in chestnut and white, or they can even be tri-colored.
They typically have short, soft, and wavy or curly coats that need weekly brushing. Probably the best part about them is their tendency to shed less than other breeds. A Cavapoo growth chart will be great for anyone who would like to own one.
At What Age Is A Cavapoo Full Grown
Generally, a Cavapoo puppy will reach adulthood between the ages of 1-2 years. The growth of this breed varies from dog to dog but is determined by breed, size, sexual maturity, and socialization.
As Cavapoos are small breed dogs, they are usually fully grown by the time they reach their first birthday. However, you may find that from the ages of 4-6 months, your Cavapoo will gain the bulk of its weight. This is before any considerable size growth begins to taper off.
You may also find that when it comes to height your female Cavapoo is a bit smaller than her brothers. This is because, just like many other animals, female dogs tend to be more compact than their male counterparts.
By the time a Cavapoo reaches 7 months of age, it will have gained approximately 75% of its total weight and grown to roughly 90% of its total height.
The average height of a Cavapoo when fully grown is around 9-14 inches tall. Even though they can be fairly small in stature, they are big on personality and get along with children and adults alike.
Cavapoos are considered to be more laid back as their Cavalier parents were pure breeds and considered to be lap dogs. It’s clear that they inherit their beautiful coats and low shedding tendency from their Poodle parents as well.
Cavapoo Weight Chart
The chart below gives an estimation of your Cavapoo’s weight and height. In many instances, the height and weight may be lower or higher than what is seen in the chart. In most cases, this is normal.
Remember, that your Cavapoo may have a higher likelihood of developing certain health problems if he is too thin. You need to look at your Cavapoo’s health if you find his weight is considerably less than any range that is stated in the Cavapoo size chart.
Knowledge of when your Cavapoo has reached adulthood is important. Cavapoos should maintain a certain weight that is in accordance with their height, to be seen as healthy, and to function properly. BMI and growth charts are helpful when monitoring your dog’s size.
Don’t worry if your Cavapoo’s weight or height is greater than any of the numbers in the chart. Additionally, if your Cavapoo may not fall within a specific range, it is normal. Having a few extra pounds over average is fine. As long as he has no problem with physical activity.
You can use this Cavapoo growth chart as a frame of reference but understand that it won’t be applicable for every puppy. Ensure that you check with your veterinarian if you notice anything strange.
The smallest size Cavapoos are the Toy Cavapoos. Both the Tiny/Toy Poodle and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel are small in size and when you breed the two, you get the Toy Cavapoo which is also small.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have varying sizes ranging from 12-13 inches in height and can weigh between 13 and 18 pounds. The Toy Poodle is about 10 inches in height and weighs between 6 – 9 pounds.
Typically, the full-grown adult Toy Cavapoo weighs about 7 – 13 pounds and its size is around 12 inches tall.
The Mini Cavapoo shares many similarities with the Toy Cavapoo. The Toy Cavapoo is slightly smaller in size than the Mini Cavapoo. By breeding a Mini Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel you will get the Mini Cavapoo.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is approximately 12-13 inches in height and can weigh between 13 and 18 pounds. The Mini Poodle is about 15 inches in height and 12-20 pounds in weight.
At adult age, the Mini Cavapoo will weigh in at around 13 -25 pounds and stand about 12-16 inches in height.
Cavapoo Puppy Weight Chart
|Age||Toy Cavapoo (Oz)||Toy Cavapoo (Kg)||Mini Cavapoo (lbs)||Mini Cavapoo (kg)|
|1 month||14 oz||0.4 kg||2 lbs||0.9 kg|
|2 months||22 oz||0.6 kg||3 lbs||1.3 kg|
|3 months||28 oz||0.8 kg||4 lbs||1.8 kg|
|4 months||38 oz||1,1 kg||6 lbs||2.7 kg|
|5 months||43 oz||1.2 kg||7 lbs||3.2 kg|
|6 months||50 oz||1.4 kg||9 lbs||4 kg|
|7 months||54 oz||1.5 kg||11 lbs||5 kg|
|8 months||58 oz||1.6 kg||12.5 lbs||5.6 kg|
|9 months||59 oz||1.6 kg||13 lbs||5.9 kg|
|10 months||65 oz||1.8 kg||14 lbs||6.4 kg|
|11 months||68 oz||1.9 kg||16 lbs||7.3 kg|
|12 months||70 oz||2 kg||18 lbs||8.2 kg|
How Big Will My Cavapoo Puppy Get
Cavapoos typically attain full size by the age of one year. This is determined significantly by genetics, in addition to other factors.
When compared to larger breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, tend to mature fully over a shorter period of time. Other smaller breeds share this tendency as well. They’re basically done growing by 18 months.
On the other hand, Poodles, have a tendency to grow a bit faster. Generally, both Mini and Toy Poodles are done growing by approximately 6-7 months of age. Nevertheless, some may continuously grow until 12 months.
Usually, Cavapoos are about 9 to 14 inches and weigh between 12 and 25 pounds. Like people, the Cavapoos weight and height can also vary because every dog is different.
If you would like a more accurate prediction, you can conduct a DNA test to ascertain the exact breeding of your dog. In this way, you will be able to understand his lineage and have a clearer picture of future height and weight.
Cavapoo Growth Chart – What To Expect
Birth – 2 Weeks
During this period, Cavapoos are unable to look after themselves when they are born because they are in a delicate state of being blind, deaf, and toothless. Nourishment comfort and warmth will come from their mother as they depend on her.
Newborn Cavapoos nestle close to their mother as they can’t walk yet because their muscles aren’t developed. They need an optimal temperature to live and thrive.
Staying fed and warm is their main concern and will cry if their needs are not met.
3 Weeks – 12 Weeks
During this period, your Cavapoo will undergo many changes, as their muscles begin to get stronger and their eyes and ears are open.
They develop teeth, and they are fully weaned, learning how to yelp and make bark-like sounds. Most Cavapoo moms would start weaning them as they have a little independence from their mother.
4 Months – 6 Months
At this time, the Cavapoo puppy will go through teething. The Cavapoos females tend to be a bit smaller, at 6 months.
Your Cavapoo is starting to learn about socialization but is also totally weaned and eating puppy food. This change in food allows him to have a physical growth spurt at this age.
7 Months – 9 Months
At this stage, your Cavapoo will enter the heat cycle will last for about 4-8 weeks, and the females are fertile at this time, but it is not advised that she gives birth at this time.
Small breed dogs may reach full size at as young as 8 months, but they are not sexually or mentally mature. The Cavapoo may also reach sexual maturity before it gets to physical or mental maturity.
If your dog is not sterilized, and you are not careful, he can become pregnant as young as six months of age. Small breed dogs such as Cavapoos usually are no longer puppies by the time they get to18 months old, give or take a few months.
10 Months – 12 Months
At this time, your Cavapoo is very active and determined to explore surroundings and learn boundaries. It’s too bad that this is when owners begin to have trouble with their dog’s behavior. This is the best time to instill proper habits into your dog.
At 2-years-old, the Cavapoo will complete its growth for males and females. A full-grown Cavapoo is usually athletic and loving, with a full curly coat.
Until they are twenty-four months old, many Cavapoos will continue to add muscle. Social maturity is usually done by the time the Cavapoo is two years old.
Factors That Affect Cavapoo Puppy Growth
Because they are crossbreeds of Poodles and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a Cavapoo’s growth is greatly impacted by genetic factors.
These inherited traits of both parents affect the growth rate. Also, other essential factors, like genetic diseases add to their development.
For instance, if both parents are large, then the offspring will be also. The fully grown dog will be approximately the average of the parents’ sizes.
Your Cavapoo puppy’s ability to grow will be affected by the type of nourishment given to him. All the vitamins and minerals your dog needs to grow larger and stronger can be found in more nutritious food.
You may also need to give supplements to your Cavapoo for the betterment of his health. These are mostly for cases when your dog may be grossly underweight or malnourished and may need additional help to grow to its average height and weight.
Physical Activity & Health
Cavapoos enjoy time with humans and sufficient exercise, which allows them to meet developmental milestones. Lots of physical activity is needed to promote growth and allow bone density to be developed.
Your Cavapoo will have healthy strong muscles when he is involved in regular exercise.
What If My Cavapoo Is Not The Right Weight
There are few standards when it comes to size, as the Cavapoo is a relatively new breed. As a mix between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle parents, you can expect Cavapoos to be small to medium.
It is mostly determined by the size of the Poodle parent. Most range in height from 9 to 14 inches from the shoulder and weigh in at 9 – 25 pounds. Even though, many can be smaller or larger.
Also remember that even if two dogs have the same parents, they are unlikely to turn out to be the same height or weight. You will have a big puppy in most litters, some average-sized Cavapoos, and then the ‘runt’ of the litter.
And, even though they may all look the same at birth, you will notice significant differences between each dog when they reach adulthood.
How Many Puppies Do Cavapoos Have?
Cavapoos, have multiple puppies per litter like as all dogs do and this can be as low as 2, or as high as 10, but the usual tends to be around 5 – 6 puppies per litter. Also, a Cavapoo may begin with 8 or 10 puppies, but they may give birth to fewer later on.
Size can affect the number of puppies that a Cavapoo can have in a litter. Toy Cavapoos usually have a smaller amount of pups. This also depends on the overall health of your Cavapoo.
What Is The Life Expectancy Of A Cavapoo?
Cavapoos are excellent companions who have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. You may be able to prolong their life by a few years past this mark if you keep your pet fit and mentally stimulated throughout their lifespan.
Cavapoos are subject to several health risks from either of their parents. These can affect their life expectancy.
You should also begin to feed them quality dog food, as well as supplements and probiotics from an early age. This will give your puppy the best start in life.
How To Choose A Cavapoo Size
Firstly, you should ask your breeder about the parents of the puppy and how big they are, so you can gauge their size. In this way, you can have a clearer idea of the size of the dog you bring home. The parent’s size is an important indicator of your Cavapoo’s future size.
Because Cavapoos are mixed breeds and therefore don’t have purebred standards they have to meet, knowing the final size of the dog can be a bit of a difficult task. Based on your living situation, it may be crucial to get a Cavapoo puppy that you can predict his full-grown size.
Cavapoo Genetics And Common Health Problems
The Cavapoo is a mixed breed that has a high likelihood of suffering from some of the same diseases that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle also suffer from.
While most are usually healthy overall, some of them may be inclined to a few health issues. This is why it is of utmost importance to maintain good care and regular veterinary visits.
Some of the more common health problems Cavapoos may have are Slipping kneecaps, Progressive retinal atrophy, Congenital heart attacks.