Saturday, May 27, 2017

Picking A Cavachon Puppy For Sale

By James Perry

Deciding to adopt a dog may seem like a very simple matter, however, there is quite a lot that should go into that decision. Things like how much a pet costs to feed, the amount of time and personal attention they require, the space they need, their health and grooming concerns, and whether or not they can adapt to one's lifestyle. Before buying a Cavachon puppy for sale, it is a good idea to learn about the breed and know what to expect.

To begin, those interested need to understand that this breed is not purebred. They result from combining a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise - both of full blood - or two Cavachons that are first generation only. Although quite show worthy, the AKC sees them as designer dogs as they are hybrids and will not recognize them officially.

As a hybrid, there is always a bit of fluctuation in the balance of the traits the pup receives from each parent breed, but the standards are generally pretty steady. They are hard to create which makes the availability limited, so one should be prepared to pay a premium price for a quality dog. There may be a waiting list with most breeders because demand exceeds supply.

All those who sell these dogs should absolutely not be automatically assumed to be of equal standing. An authoritative listing of suppliers who not only have solid positive reputations and ethical practices does not exist because the top kennel clubs have not recognized Cavachons officially. However, talking with other individuals who own this breed can provide options for trusted facilities.

Prior to entering a contract, it is strongly recommend that a physical visit be paid to each considered facility to personally view the conditions both young and adult animals are subjected to. If this is not an option, perhaps it would be possible to arrange a live video tour. It is important to see how the dogs are housed, exercised, fed, and socialized, as these factors can affect their health and development.

A person also needs to know what to expect from this breed once they take it home. For instance, Cavachons are a toy breed and very small for the first few weeks so one must take great care not to accidentally step on an active pup. Their baby fur grows quickly during the first six months and there is a lot of shedding when it is replaced by their adult coat, which is low shed. They are considered hypoallergenic and a suitable choice for those with allergies.

Puppies will chew everything and often, so it is recommended that one have plenty of acceptable options available to them such as rubber bones or deer antlers. They require lots of consistent structure when young to formulate good habits. The best results come when obedience training is begun as early as possible with firm reinforcement and frequent rewards.

As adults, the dogs are typically only about 13" high and no more than 18lbs, making them suitable for small living spaces as well as large ones. They love other pets, elderly people, children, companionship, and lots of affection. Knowing what to expect can make the transition of adding a new animal to the household much smoother.

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