Do cavapoos bark?

Dogs’ barking, yapping or howling are typically all noises that can induce stress in people. As such, a prospective dog owner may place “doesn’t bark” high on their priority list when choosing a breed. Undoubtedly, certain breeds are more prone to barking than others. In fact, for some dogs, such as guard dog breeds, barking is in their DNA and part of what they’ve been historically bred and trained to do. That said, there are very few breeds for which one can categorically say they never bark. Is the cavapoo amongst this list or is it in fact a rather vocal breed?

Cavapoo

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How to train your cavapoo

Is your cavapoo displaying certain behaviours that you’d like to discourage or perhaps is generally disobedient? Even owners who invest lots of time and money (training classes aren’t cheap) training their cavapoo can sometimes feel Fido needs work in certain areas. Training your dog is a marathon not a sprint, and should be seen as a continuous process that will require upkeep throughout your pooch’s life.

Cavapoo puppy sitting

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How big do cavapoos get?

When researching which breed of dog is right for you, size is an important factor to consider. A dog’s size typically correlates with things like; how much space and exercise a dog needs, how much food it will eat, etc. Therefore, it’s vital to choose a dog that suits your home, lifestyle and budget.

The cavapoo is a small to medium sized dog. When fully grown, the cavapoo’s height (measured from paw to shoulder) ranges from 12 to 15 inches (30 to 38cm), and weight can range from 11 to 24lbs (5 to 11kg). 

As is typically the case in dogs, males may grow slightly bigger and heavier than females. For comparison’s sake, a cavapoo is half the height and less than half the weight of a labrador. The image below (which is close to scale) provides context for the cavapoo’s heigh versus some other well known breeds.

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Do cavapoos sleep a lot?

Wondering how many hours a day your cavapoo will slumber, leaving you at peace to work, do chores or maybe even take your own nap? An adult cavapoo will sleep for 15 hours per day, that is typically comprised of sleeping throughout the night with several naps throughout the day. Smart owners will soon realise that a morning walk first thing (45 minutes to one hour) is an excellent way to stimulate both dog and owner. As a result, both should feel a little calmer and centred upon returning home to start the day. It is very noticeable when my cavapoo hasn’t had his morning walk, he is more restless and sometimes mischievous.

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