Cavachon dogs are a type of mixed breed or hybrid dogs that are produced from a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. These hybrid dogs have experience a surge in popularity in recent years as a designer dogs. Most hybrid dogs are produced for the specific purpose of bringing out certain characteristics of both parents. While many Cavachons that are seen today are produced as first generation dogs; which means that both parents are purebreds, it is also possible to have a second generation Cavachon, which means that both parents were Cavachons rather than purebreds. Prospective owners should keep in mind that a Cavachon cannot be considered as a purebred, even if both parents were purebreds. The general goal of breeding Cavachons is to produce a puppy that does not shed, is hypo-allergenic and has specific coloring and a specific size. (most are light shedders) The exact size of a Cavachon will depend upon the size of the dog that was used to produce the puppy. This is particularly true when it comes to height as the height of a Cavachon will largely depend upon the height of the parents and whether the dog was produced as a first generation or a second generation dog. Cavachons can be tall as well as short.
Cavachons are available in a variety of coat colors. Peach and white are among the most common colors, but other color varieties may include solid peach as well as black and tan, sable and white and tri-colored.