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Black Cavoodle


Black Cavoodles have a gorgeously sleek and dark coat, but don’t let this fool you into thinking they aren’t as much of a cuddly teddy bear as their lighter coloured counterparts. This crossbreed is affectionate and loving, making it a great family dog or companion. Its outgoing nature and amiable temperament make it a joy to have around.

This dog combines the charm of its Cavalier parent and the intelligence of its Poodle parent. If you are looking for a pet that is sociable and easy to train, the Black Cavoodle is a wonderful choice.

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The Ultimate Guide to Black Cavoodles

The Black Cavoodle is a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle. Also known as Cavapoo, Cavadoo, and Cavadoodle, this designer dog is one of the most popular crossbreeds in Australia. It is low-shedding and hypoallergenic, making it suitable for allergy sufferers.

Black Cavoodle Origins

The history of Cavoodles dates back to the 1950s when American breeders wanted to develop a low-shedding and hypoallergenic breed. They crossed a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a Poodle, resulting in the first generation of Cavoodles.

The breed later on made its way to the United Kingdom and Australia where it thrived as a household pet. In the 1990s, Australian breeders started to breed Cavoodles due to their excellent temperament.

Today, the breed is registered with societies and clubs for crossbred dogs. However, it is still not recognised by major international kennel clubs.


Key Characteristics of Black Cavoodles

Are Black Cavoodles family-friendly?

Yes, they are. Because of their small size and gentle nature, Black Cavoodles make wonderful pets. They are great with children and enjoy spending time with their families. They are also friendly with other dogs and animals.

Daily exercise needs?

At least 30 minutes a day

Common health issues & considerations Black Cavoodles are generally healthy but still at risk of developing certain health issues like the following:

  • Patellar luxation
  • Syringomyelia 
  • Atopic skin disease
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Hip dysplasia 
  • Mitral valve insufficiency
Lifespan 10 to 14 years
Nature / Temperament

Affectionate, active, intelligent, loyal, and playful

Size Weight

Four to 12 kg


20 to 38 cm

Suitable Environment 

Because of its size, the Black Cavoodle can adapt to almost any environment. It will be happy in a tiny apartment or small house in the country or city. Bear in mind, however, that this designer breed needs attention, so it is best suited for individuals and families who are frequently home.


While it does not shed a lot, a Black Cavoodle still needs moderate maintenance to look its best. Its coat needs to be brushed weekly and clipped every six weeks.

Other Considerations:

  • When left for too long, the Black Cavoodle may experience separation anxiety. The good thing is, it can be trained to adjust to being alone.
  • This crossbreed can have five to six puppies per litter, depending on factors during pregnancy.
  • While a low-shedder, this dog traps loose hair beneath the surface of its coat. By not brushing its coat weekly, mats can quickly form.

Average cost of a Black Cavoodle

Black Cavoodles typicaly range between $1000 and $7950AUD.

How can I take care of my Black Cavoodle?


A Black Cavoodle’s diet varies from dog to dog. Puppies, for instance, need plenty of protein and fat to have enough energy to play and run around. Adults, on the other hand, need a complete and nutritionally balanced diet to be healthy.

Choose premium food and make sure to supply your dog with fresh, clean water. Follow the feeding guide on the food to prevent your Black Cavoodle from getting overweight.


The Black Cavoodle typically has a long, wavy coat that can easily become matted. Because of this, your dog’s hair needs to be brushed and trimmed regularly. If you are not confident about cutting your pup’s coat with a clipper, a visit to the groomer is recommended.>

If your pup enjoys spending time outdoors, it will need frequent bathing. Use a pet-friendly shampoo that contains natural ingredients to avoid allergic reactions.

Recommended Grooming Tips

  • Prevent mats by keeping your Black Cavoodle’s hair short all the time.
  • Clean your pup’s eyes regularly to prevent discharge from building up.
  • Make sure your dog is on flea and tick control year-round to prevent parasites.
  • This designer breed has hairy ear canals, so frequent ear cleaning is necessary to prevent infections.
  • Avoid gingivitis and tartar buildup by brushing your Black Cavoodle’s teeth daily.


The Black Cavoodle is a high energy dog that needs mental and physical stimulation. However, it does not require excessive exercise due to its small size. One 30-minute walk a day is enough.


Because of its incredible intelligence, the Black Cavoodle is one of the easiest dogs to train. It is obedient, determined, and eager to please so it learns commands and tricks quickly. Training can include anything – emotional support, disability assistance, and competitions.

When training your pup, keep the sessions short, positive, and entertaining. Reward your dog with treats and do not worry about repetitions.

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 Black Cavoodle Questions

What do Black Cavoodles look like?

As its name suggests, the Black Cavoodle has a solid black coat. Its colour is considered rare and usually comes from the Poodle gene.

As a crossbreed, the appearance of the Black Cavoodle varies from pup to pup. Generally, it has a small, round face and large eyes. It tends to have long ears that hang low past the chin, and its muzzle is short to medium.

This designer breed’s body is usually long, and its tail often hangs past its hocks. Its coat is soft and curly.

Do Black Cavoodles shed a lot?

No, they don’t. This is because their coat is made up of hair instead of fur.

What’s the price of a Black Cavoodle?

Because of its many positive traits, the Black Cavoodle tends to cost more than other dogs. It can cost anywhere from AUD $3,000 to $6,000 depending on the breeder. To make sure you are bringing home a healthy pup, it is recommended to adopt from a reputable breeder.

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