Q. What is a Cavador?
A Cavador is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Q. What are the main reasons why we should consider purchasing a Cavador over another small breed?
1. They do not look like a “small breed” many could be mistaken for a very small Labrador.
2. They can be picked up easily.
3. They are a low-barking dog. They will, however, bark at intruders and their bark is a deep low sound, unlike other small dogs that yap continuously.
4. This cross is very intelligent.
5. They house train quickly (because they are intelligent.)
6. They love everyone in the family equally and show no favorites.
7. They love to play with children and are small enough that they will not knock over small children.
8. Most have a relatively water resistant coats, and they love the water so are great beach dogs.
9. They do not need to be professionally groomed because of the shorter coat.
10. They are very strong and healthy for a small dog.
11. They love to be cuddled and held, this makes them great dogs for senior citizens who are alone and need something to love and cuddle every day. Many sleep with their owners and they do not jump all over the bed during the night.
12. They are not expensive to feed because they do not eat very much, which means they do not leave big piles all over your yard.
13. Because they are small and love to travel, they can go just about everywhere with you and are happy to lie in your lap all the way there and back again.
Q. What does a Cavador weigh?
Fully grown a Cavadors weight will depend on its parents. A rough estimate would be an average of the two parents of the dogs. For example if the mother Labrador weighs 60lbs and the father Cavalier weighs 20lbs then it can be expected that the average of the litter should be around 40 pounds. But that being said, there will likely be some as small as 32 pounds and some as large as 48 pounds.
Q. Can we feed our dog people food?
Dogs were not designed to digest people food, especially with all the chemicals, artificial flavorings, etc that are in people food. For this reason we do not recommend that you feed any people food to your dog. There are some foods that you must never, ever give, or have accessible to your dog. They can cause serious illness or death to your little loved one. Here is a list of the worst foods that you should never allow your pet to ingest.
Alcohol – Can cause your pet to go into a coma.
Coffee - Can cause a high heart rate and seizures.
Chocolate – As little as 3 ozs of dark chocolate, or 7 ozs of milk chocolate in a 50 lb. dog can cause vomiting and can be fatal.
Macadamia Nuts – Just a few can produce tremors and paralysis in the hind legs.
Garlic - Breaks down the red cells which can lead to anemia and kidney failure.
Onions - Damages canine hemoglobin and accumulates over time in the body..
Grapes & Raisins – Causes kidney failure ( as few as 6 grapes, raisins are more concentrated)
Xylitol – This commonly used sugar substitute is found in all kinds of baked goods, candy and gum. It can kill dogs.