About Cavachons

A Cavachon is a cross breed between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Fries’. Cross breeding these two pure bred dogs reduces the odds of unwanted genetic health issues.  One of the factors in choosing a Bichon mix over a Poodle mix for me was that Bichons are known to be one of the most healthy breeds of dogs. If you look at pedigree as a sign of good breeding, every Cavachon and Cavamalt actually has two pedigrees.  

As a mix between Cavalier King Charles and the Bichon, you bring together two cherished dog breeds. The Bichon Frise’ crosses are sought after for their low-shedding, low-dander coats and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for their docile temperaments, making the Cavachon one of the most popular examples. After lots of research and hours upon hours of study, this is my personal choice for a compact dog with a very low to non shedding coat with the best temperament possible, suitable for all family types from small children to seniors. The average lifespan of a Cavachon is 12-15 years with parentage being a factor in their longevity.

Designer Cavachon Breed Program

My breed program for Cavachons is a 50/50 mix of my personal pets which are pure bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dams and a pure bred Bichon Fries we call Benji. They are dual registered with the ACA Kennel Club & CKC Kennel Club and their puppies are registrable within the designer breed registry at the CKC Kennel Club in Walker, Louisiana.


Cavachons have excellent temperaments. They are very similar in nature to the Cavoodle, however many owners believe that the Cavachon temperament is even more easy going than that of the Cavoodle. The Cavachon is affectionate, loving, and gentle. They are very family oriented. They do best with older, considerate children or with children they have been with from puppy hood. Cavachons will generally get along with dogs, cats, and other household pets. The Cavachon is non-aggressive but will alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds


Cavachons have large soulful eyes with medium to long floppy ears, giving them a “teddy bear”  or “always a puppy” look. They have a coat that is usually wavy with a slight curl and come in a range of different colors including red, gold, cream, white, black and a combination of these colors. They are considered a small or toy size, standing approximately 13 inches.