Cavaton:Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Coton de Tuléar Mix

Hybrid Breed

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Coton de Tuléar


Cavaton: Profile of a unique mix

The Cavaton is a fascinating mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Coton de Tuléar. As a designer dog , the Cavaton has no specific origin or history that can be attributed exclusively to it. However, the crossing of these two breeds was likely done in recent decades to create a lovable companion dog with the best qualities of both parent breeds.

Use and Suitability

The Cavaton makes an excellent companion and is well suited to a variety of living conditions. Due to its small to medium size, it fits in apartments as well as larger homes. The Cavaton is usually affectionate, loving and playful. He is often well suited for families with children and can get along well with other pets. Because the Cavaton develops a strong bond with his owners, he is ideal for people who enjoy spending time with their dog and want to actively involve him in their lives.

Alternate Name -
Origin England - France
Life expectancy 9 - 17 years
Care requirements low-maintenance - high-maintenance
Activity level low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Cavaton

The Cavaton is a wonderful mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Coton de Tuléar. He is affectionate, playful and well suited for families. With his versatility and charming nature, he can enrich the lives of his owners. However, it is important to note that each Cavaton has an individual nature and possesses its own unique characteristics and needs.

The Cavaton often possesses a combination of wonderful character traits from both parent breeds. He is usually friendly, affectionate and outgoing towards people and other animals. His affection and playfulness make him a great family dog. The Cavaton is also often intelligent and shows a good ability to learn, making him a relatively easy dog to train. Because of his gentle and even-tempered nature, he is also well suited as a therapy dog.

Care and health maintenance

Since the Cavaton is a mix of breeds, it can be affected by the potential health problems of both parent breeds . Common health problems to watch out for include heart disease, eye problems, allergies, and dental problems. Regular veterinary examinations are important to monitor the Cavaton's health and detect potential problems early.

In terms of grooming, the Cavaton requires different care depending on the coat type. A long coat requires regular brushing to prevent tangles, while a medium length coat requires less grooming. The ears should be checked regularly for cleanliness and cleaned. It is also important to brush the teeth regularly and trim the claws.

The appearance of the Cavaton can vary, as it carries characteristics of both parent breeds. Generally, it is a small to medium sized dog with a well-proportioned build. The coat may be long or medium in length with a soft texture. Colors can range from solid to piebald and can have different variations of white, brown, black, or combinations thereof. The ears may be either drooping as in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or erect as in the Coton de Tuléar, depending on the parent line.

Fur length medium - long
Fur flat coated - wavy
Ear shape Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out
Anatomy -
Size ♀ 23 - 33 cm
Weight ♀ 4 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 26 - 33 cm
Weight ♂ 4 - 8 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Children, suitable for allergy sufferers, Beginner, Children, Seniors
  • Kidney disease

    Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite

  • valvular insufficiency

    Heart valve diseases in dogs are among the most common heart diseases. Most often it is an acquired change in a heart valve.

  • Mitral Valve Diseas (MVD)

    Mitral valve disease in animals and dogs, respectively

  • Curly Coat Dry Eye

    Eye disease in dogs.

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • Cavatons can be a lovable and affectionate companion who loves to play, is playful and makes a good family dog.

  • These dogs have a medium energy level, so they are active and need daily exercise such as play and walks.

  • Positive reinforcement and reward is the best way to bond man and beast. It is therefore important that the dog owner shows both patience and consistency in training.

  • This hybrid breed can be prone to respiratory disease, eye disease and heart problems. Therefore, it is important to make regular visits to the veterinarian to detect and treat any health problems early.

  • You should give them high-quality wet food or a special dry food tailored to the dog. Always make sure that the food contains the necessary nutrients for the proper growth and health of the animal.

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