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Brown Cavoodle


The Brown Cavoodle is known for its gentle, affectionate, and lively nature. This sociable hybrid loves to be with its family and take part in different activities. It enjoys being given attention and is suitable for most lifestyles.

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The Ultimate Guide to Brown Cavoodles

Also known as the Cavapoo or Cavadoodle, the Brown Cavoodle is a cross between either a Toy or Miniature Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Its parents may also be two Cavoodles themselves. It is one of the most popular small designer breeds in Australia today.

Brown Cavoodle Origins

Many believe that the Cavoodle was first bred in the 1950s in the United States. Some say that this mixed breed was born by accidentally crossing a Poodle with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Others, however, say it was bred to minimise genetic diseases present in purebreds.

In the 1990s, the Cavoodle was popularised with crossbreeding programmes in Australia. This was because of its great temperament and hypoallergenic coat. While a well-liked crossbreed, it is not recognized by the American Kennel Club.


Key Characteristics of Brown Cavoodles

Are Brown Cavoodles family-friendly? Specifically bred as companion dogs, Brown Cavoodles make wonderful household pets. Because of their small size, they are great with families with children, singles, retirees, and elderlies.
Daily exercise needs? At least one 30-minute walk a day is enough to keep your Brown Cavoodle happy and healthy.
Common health issues & considerations While the Brown Cavoodle is less likely to develop health disorders than their parent breeds, they are still susceptible to the following genetic issues:

  • Luxating patella
  • Allergy
  • Cataract
  • Epilepsy
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Dental disease
Lifespan 12 to 14 years
Nature / Temperament Outgoing, gentle, intelligent, loyal, and affectionate

Toy Cavoodles: Five to seven kilograms

Miniatures Cavoodles: Eight to 12 kilograms


Toy Cavoodles: 28 to 35 cm at the shoulder as adults.

Mini Cavoodles: 33 to 45 cm

Suitable Environment  Brown Cavoodles are relatively small, making them suitable for a tiny apartment or small home with or without a yard. If you do have a yard, it is recommended to keep it fenced to prevent your dog from straying.

As long as your Brown Cavoodle gets enough daily exercise, it can adapt to almost any environment, whether in the city or country. Because one of its parents is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, it will be content spending time on the couch a lot.

Grooming A Brown Cavoodle with a Poodle-like coat will need daily brushing to keep mats at bay. A hybrid with a Cavalier-like fur will need thorough brushing several times a week.

Other Considerations:

  • While they are not aggressive, Brown Cavoodles may bark at strangers.
  • These dogs do not do well alone for long periods. They do best in homes where there is always at least one person to keep them company. If you plan on leaving your mixed breed by itself for several hours, it is recommended to book a dog sitter.
  • Brown Cavoodles love to cuddle and shower their owner with affection. They are also empathetic, making them wonderful therapy dogs.

Average cost of a Brown Cavoodle

Brown Cavoodles typicaly range between $1000 and $7500AUD.

How can I take care of my Brown Cavoodle?


The smaller and lighter in weight your Brown Cavoodle is, the less food it needs per day. It is recommended to give your hybrid ½ to 1 cup of high-quality dry food made specifically for medium-sized and high-energy dogs.

Food that contains balanced levels of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals are great for health and well-being. Avoid giving your dog chocolate, grapes, caffeine, onions, garlic, uncooked meat, macadamia nuts, and avocados.

While the Brown Cavoodle has a high energy level, it can still become overweight when overfed. It is suggested to consult with your veterinarian on the right foods to give and portions to serve your dog.


While the Brown Cavoodle sheds very little, it doesn’t mean this dog doesn’t need regular grooming. It is advised to brush its coat once or twice a week to prevent matting. You can also take your dog to a professional groomer every four to six weeks for clipping.

Recommended Grooming Tips

  • Tear stains are a common problem among Brown Cavoodles. To prevent discharge, it is recommended to wash the area under your dog’s eyes daily.
  • Regular ear cleaning is suggested to prevent infection. While you’re at it, pluck out the fur around your dog’s ears as well.
  • This hybrid is prone to dental disease, so brushing its teeth daily is advised. Use a dog-friendly toothpaste to prevent bad breath and tartar buildup.


A 30-minute exercise divided into two to three short walks per day is enough to keep your dog’s energy levels under control. Take your Brown Cavoodle on regular trips to the park where it can play fetch, run around, or socialise with other animals.

When exercising your dog, avoid exposing it to hot weather. If you must walk it during the peak of the afternoon, it is suggested to bring lots of water. Finally, give your Brown Cavoodle at least 30 minutes to digest its meal before you take it out for a walk.


The Brown Cavoodle gets its intelligence from both its parents. It is quick to learn and eager to please, making it very trainable. Early socialization and obedience are recommended at a young age.

Like other dogs, this crossbreed has a short attention span. Because of this, try to make your training sessions short and fun. Use positive reinforcement and reward your Brown Cavoodle with treats. Finally, be patient, firm, and consistent.

This is basic information, and it should not be used to make adoption or purchasing decisions. Be sure to consult an expert if you’d like to learn about the breed’s care and requirements.

This is general information and should not be relied on for adopting or purchasing advice.

Most Asked Brown Cavoodle Questions

What does a Brown Cavoodle look like?

The appearance of a Brown Cavoodle varies since it is a cross between two different purebreds. Generally, however, it has large eyes, a medium-length muzzle, and an elongated neck. Its ears hang low past its chin, and its tail normally hangs past its hocks.

The Brown Cavoodle has a thick but soft coat that can either be straight or wavy. As its name suggests, it has a brown-coloured coat that may or may not sport patches of white on its forehead, chest, or toes.

Does a Brown Cavoodle shed a lot?

This dog sheds very little, making it ideal for allergy sufferers.

What’s the price of a Brown Cavoodle?

To ensure you adopt a healthy dog with an excellent temperament, it is suggested to find a reputable breeder. Brown Cavoodles from a verified seller typically cost between AUD $4,500 to $7,500.

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