Cava-Chin:Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Japanese Chin Mix

Hybrid Breed

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Japanese Chin


The Cava-Chin - a hybrid breed

The Cava-Chin is a popular hybrid breed. They combine the best of both breeds to create a unique and special kind of dog. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a friendly, playful and lively breed that is very outgoing and a very good listener. The Japan Chin is also very lovable and affectionate. He has a calmer, intelligent personality and can get along very well with other dogs. Both breeds have similar traits, but they are also unique in the way they act and how they feel. The only common traits they both have is a pretty face, a gentle look and a lot of affection for people, animals and things.

Alternate Name -
Origin England - Japan
Life expectancy 9 - 14 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 Cava Chin

Those who have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel-Japanese Chin mix at home know that they have an intelligent and lively dog by their side. This dog breed is very bright and affectionate. They are happy to see anyone and greet them with enthusiasm and joy. The dogs' charisma is friendly and playful, which makes it easy for them to make new friends easily.

Being a combination of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Japan Chin, these dogs are more intelligent than other dog breeds. They are very adaptable to new environments and still remain very affectionate. They have great empathy for people and see it as their self-interest to comfort people left alone. They also have a good memory and learn quickly.

Most of these dogs are very energetic and love to play and run. They are very playful and quick in thinking. Since they are curious by nature, it is important that they are trained and encouraged regularly.

Because of their intelligent nature, they can become overly affectionate and constantly want to impress their owners. Therefore, they need to be praised and affirmed on a regular basis. It is important that they are raised with clear rules and that they are taught discipline.

Overall, this mixed breed is a very loving, adaptable and lively dog. It is constantly looking for its owner's attention and loves to spend time with its family. If you train this breed properly, you will surely have a lot of fun with your faithful companion.

Diseases of the Cava-Chin

The Cava-Chin is a popular breed that comes from the cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Japan Chin. This cute dog is adaptable, playful and sociable. Unfortunately, these dogs are prone to some serious conditions that are worth knowing about.

Patellar luxation is one of the most well-known diseases in these mixed breeds. It occurs when the dog's knee joint slips out of joint. Although it can be surgically repaired, there is a risk of re-displacement. Therefore, it is important to take preventative measures to minimize the risk of such injuries.

They also have an increased risk of heart disease. A common heart condition in these dogs is mitral regurgitation, a condition that causes the heart to weaken. Logically, because of the increased risk, regular veterinary visits are recommended.

In addition, the eyes are susceptible to Progressive Retinal Atrophy, a degenerative eye disease that can eventually lead to blindness in the dog. Fortunately, this condition can be diagnosed with the help of regular veterinary exams to ensure early treatment.

These mixed breeds are also prone to other conditions such as allergies, respiratory problems, lymphoma and pancreatitis. To keep their pup healthy and happy, it is important that owners keep up with regular vet visits and seek professional help immediately at the slightest suspicion of illness. With proper care and loving support, Cav-Chin mixes can live long and happy lives.

This mixed breed is a small but very lively dog. It has the typical overbite of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, but it has a slightly longer nose than its pure relatives. Both the coat and the eye color can vary depending on the degree of preservation of the different parent lines.

The body is neither too large nor too small, yet dynamic and agile. Their average shoulder height is about 25 cm and they weigh on average 5 kg - 7 kg.

What does this mixed breed look like?

A Cava-Chin has a soft, supple coat. It is mostly shaggy, but also curly and long. The colors can vary greatly, but usually the coat has a combination of different shades of brown, including cream, caramel, honey and black. Some dogs have bright red patches or white markings on the chest or other parts of the body. The ears of the breed can be mostly short and somewhat wavy, while the tail is usually straight and bushy.

Fur length medium - long
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out - rolled up
Anatomy -
Size ♀ 20 - 33 cm
Weight ♀ 1 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 20 - 33 cm
Weight ♂ 1 - 8 kg
Suitable For Beginner, Children, 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.

  • Cataract

    Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Eye infections

    Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.

  • An adult mongrel will probably grow between 28 and 38 cm tall.

  • The price depends on the parents and the features offered by the work. In principle, you can buy a Cav-Chin for about 800-1400 euros.

  • The average life expectancy is 12-15 years.

  • Yes, Cav chins are very adaptable and can adapt to both rural and urban environments.

  • Yes, Cav-Chins need daily endurance exercises and plenty of playtime to stay happy and healthy.

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