How Much Does a Cavapoo Puppy Cost?

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Last Updated:  August 7, 2018

A Cavapoo puppy, also known as a Cavoodle and Cavadoodle, is created by mating the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Poodle, usually the miniature.  The typical Cavapoo measures 9 to 14 inches and they can weigh up to 20 pounds.  They are known for their long and floppy ears and their soft, poodle coat.  Cavapoos can be great companions to children and adults alike.

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How much does a Cavapoo puppy cost?

On average, a Cavapoo puppy can cost anywhere from $850 to $1,500, depending on the breeder, quality, age and geographical location.   Keep in mind that while breeders will call it a “designer” dog, it really is a mutt in plain terms.  While you will see prices in the thousands, most people really have to ask themselves if it’s really worth paying this much for a designer mutt. stated the cost will depend on where you live, but most will be in the $1,200 to $1,800 range., for instance, has Cavapoo listings that are in the $800 to $1,200 range.

What is going to be included in the adoption fee?

A reputable breeder will include a health guarantee, a certified health exam from a licensed veterinarian and a travel crate if shipped.  Some breeders may also include a microchip, spay/neutering and a small sample starter pack that may include samples of dog food.

What are the extra costs?

Shipping via an airline can cost anywhere from $150 to $400, depending on the airline and how far the dog has to travel.

Recurring dog costs such as food, accessories and routine/unexpected vet visits.  Plan on budgeting at least $150 per month to pay for all routine and unexpected bills.  It’s recommended you feed about one and a half cups of food per day.

Registration or license fees according to local city and county guidelines.

Early socialization and training is recommended, and to help with this process, obedience classes are recommended.  It’s also been said this breed is hard to housetrain.  At a minimum, it’s best to crate train and teach the basic commands such as sit, stay and lie down.

A regular brushing and professional clipping is necessary to prevent tangling and matting.    The shedding will really come down to the genetics.  A poodle’s coat, for instance, won’t shed, while a Cavalier will have moderate shedding.

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These dogs can weigh up to 20 pounds and can be as tall as 14 inches.  They are intelligent and have a great desire to please those who are around them.

Common coat colors include red, black, cream, white, gray and some may have slightly blended patterns as well.  The coat can either be short, curly, silky or slightly wavy.

With a laid back personality, these dogs tend to get along with just about anyone that comes their way, including younger children and other pets.

These dogs can do well in apartments and don’t need a lot of room to exercise or run; however, it doesn’t mean they don’t need exercise.  It’s best to take the dog out for a daily walk, even if it’s for 10 minutes.

These dogs can live upwards of 12 to as long as 16 years.

Even though it is a crossbreed, it has been promoted as a hypoallergenic dog due to the parents’ heritage of having the reputation of being this way.  However, this doesn’t mean the dog you adopt won’t cause allergies since it will all depend on the parents.  Remember, no dog will be 100 percent hypoallergenic, but breeds will non-shedding coats are known to produce less dander/dead skin.

This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, luxating patella, PRA, epilepsy, skin problems and eye diseases.  If the dog can also be at risk of mitral valve disease, a disease more than 50 percent of Cavaliers get in their lifetime.

The term F1B Cavapoo term can be seen from time to time, but what does it mean?  This simply means the dog is 75 percent Poodle.

How can I save money?

Although rare, cavapoo puppies can sometimes be found in shelters or even cavapoo rescue groups.

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Average Reported Cost: $1200

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  1. dave (fort wayne,  Indiana) paid $1200 and said:

    Mine resembles the Spaniel, I really don’t see a lot of poodle in him.
    Even the vet put the breed down as Cocker Spaniel, he looks like a minature cocker, my favorite breed. And he’s 2.5 years old and right at 20 pounds. Has a tendency to gain weight. Best dog I ever had, perfect for apts.
    He ALWAYS gets attention wherever we go.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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