Frequently Asked Questions
Becoming the owner of a new dog raises a lot of questions to provide the best and healthiest life for them.. Many things come into play when making choices for your dog including, research, personal opinions, past experiences, testimonials and debates. Therefore, it is important to keep the following points in mind:
- Although the same breed, every dog is different
- What works for one dog, may not work for another (and vice versa)
-There are many ways to do the one thing (eg. diet, training, grooming)
Our advice below is drawn from what we've experienced, seen, heard, read and believe is best for our dogs.
" There is no one way to be a perfect parent, but a million ways to be a good one "
- Jill Churchill
Frequently asked questions
Can I purchase a pup if I live interstate?
Yes! We have our puppies transported across the country and Internationally. We use Jetpets and Dogmovers to ensure our pups are safely transported to their new families (at the buyer's expense).
Is there a difference between 1st and 2nd Generation Cavoodles?
1st Generation: A 1st generation cavoodle comes from a pure bred Poodle and pure bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. 1st generation Cavoodles may or may not have a consistent balance or carry specific characteristics of their parents.
How often do I need to groom my dog?
The coat of Cavoodles and Poodles require a frequent brush. A quick daily brush is ideal, however 2-3 times a week is fine too. Brushing your pup or dog is a good opportunity for you to create as 'bonding time,' and should be started when they are young. This is to make the grooming process easy and comforting for both you and your pet. Taking your Cavoodle or Poodle to the groomers should be done approximately every 3 months, however the growth, length, lifestyle and home grooming routine may also determine whether they are due for a groom before or after this time frame. Your groomer will also advise you on the frequency that they believe is right for your dog. This is a call for you to make as an owner.
What diet should my dog be on?
Like humans, there are many trending diets, however we have chosen the raw-food diet and Á La Carte kibble. Once weaned off puppy food, we start them on a raw-food diet where they eat beef or chicken with bones. This allows them to get the nutrients they need, including calcium and phosphorus, and are great for cleaning teeth. A raw-food diet also includes fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, apples cucumbers, etc. Be sure to check what fruits and vegetables dogs should not eat, and how to avoid health hazards.
Toilet Training - What should I use or do?
There are many ways to toilet train a dog such as crate training, pee pads, doggy door and grass patches. The choice will depend on household routine (work hours), accessibility to outdoor areas and personal preference. The importnat rule is a consistent routine and treats. Be sure to use vinegar mixed with water to clean away accidental pee-spots to eliminate smells from dog senses.
Do your pups come toilet trained?
Pups are introduced to pee-pads, but will not come toilet-trained. Puppies that are less than 8-weeks old still having weak bladders. A new environment and routine will also create a challenging transition for puppies to transfer specific behvaiours, such as toilet-training. Therefore, toilet-training is recommended to begin as soon as puppies are placed in their new forever home.
Why are they so expensive?
This special breed are pricey for many reasons. One of the most desired quality is that they are hypoallergenic (low shedding) canines, perfect for people of all ages who suffer from chronic diseases e.g. Asthma, Allergy Sufferers.
This breed has a wonderful mix in temperament and personality from the soft and humble character of a Cavalier Kings Charles Spaniel with the bubbliness and inteligence of a Pure Bred Poodle.
These breeds have been well sought after from professionals in different industries and sectors e.g. Principals who look to train their puppy to become therapeutic for their school, Social Workers who deal with special-needs children, and in the general workforce (offices) to accelerate desired employment and business objectives.
We are well aware of family budgets when seeking a life-long companinon and have noted the market of Cavoodles, Poodles and Labradoodles that are priced well-beyond our range. We aim to sell our pups at a reasoble price without comprimising quality of environment, health and service.
Choosing a Breeder?
Asking the right questions will no only prepare you to determine whether a puppy is a good lifestyle decision now, later on into the future, but it will also help expose scammers and unethical breeders (puppy mills/farms).
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What are the health risks in Cavoodles & Poodles?
Before buying a pup, it is important to check the health information of your pup's parents.
Are they good in apartments?
The Cavoodle or Poodle is one of our top dog breeds suitable for an apartment as they can adapt to living in an apartment as long as they receive adequate daily exercise. Most landlords or Strata have widely accepted this breed simply because of the intuition, adaptability, and intelligence. Bred as a companion dog, the Cavoodle has an adorable temperament; genes from the CKCS. This breed is low shedding and often tolerated by allergic people which aleviates the barrier of banning dogs from apartments.