About the Cavanese
The Cavanese is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Havanese. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Cavanese is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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They have silky coats.
The Cavanese are a very friendly and loving breed. It is considered to have one of the better personalities for small dog breeds. It is patient and suited for children. This is a companion breed and loves the company of others. It is not yippy and some may have a deep bark. The Cavanese is intelligent and easily trained.
Most small breeds are prone to liver shunts. Symptoms include decreased appetite and the dog not acting its normal self. Liver shunts may stunt growth.
Some Cavanese will have long hair which needs to be brushed frequently. Other Cavanese are known to have a short curly coat which most consider more common. Either coat requires frequent brushing.
The Cavanese is suited to apartment living but will require daily exercise.
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