American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Cavashon


History

Known as a "designer breed", the Cavashon originated by crossing the Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel bloodlines. This breed is solely bred for companionship and being a family member. It is important to note that not all Cavashon's are alike when it comes to size, personality, looks, or anything actually! This is due to techniques that breeders do use today. For example, one breeder may have a perfectly healthy female Cavashon and decide to breed it with a perfectly healthy male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, in this case, the Cavashon puppies are in fact not 50%-50% ratio and instead are 75%-25%. If you feel that you want a pure Cavashon for your family, it is important to find a puppy that is 50%-50% for you!

Appearance

The Cavashon is a very adorable pup, generally having soft fluffy hair and perfectly round dark eyes that make it easy to fall in love with them. Males and females typically measure 12-14 inches in height and weigh 9-15 pounds in weight. Height and weight will vary per dog. Cavashon's have a soft coat that has a natural feathering appearance to it. They are available in black and white, fawn and white, red and white, white, all fawn, and parti color. Generally all Cavashons have dark noses and eyes to match, and soft pendant shaped ears that fall gently and frame their round faces. Other characteristics will vary per dog as no two Cavashons are alike.

Temperament

This breed is so loving, gentle and "puppy-like"! A wonderful addition to any family, great with children, other pets, elderly and dogs, you cannot go wrong when you fall in love with the Cavashon. This breed requires a gentle, confident owner who is consistent with rules and boundaries within the home but will never be harsh towards the dog. The Cavashon requires a daily walk and playtime indoors or outside every day to ensure the best traits of their personality. Please note that each Cavashon is different. This breed is suited for both apartment and country living situations.

Grooming

The Cavashon requires daily brushing and bathing when needed. Professional grooming is recommended every 6 months for the best interest of the dog. This dog sheds very little.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Cavashon prior to adding one to your family to ensure that this is the correct breed for you and you are able to promise and life long commitment to your new pup! Do not add this breed to your home unless you are able to provide physical and financial care life long. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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