When looking for a new furry friend to light up your life, educating yourself about the care and keeping of these loving pets is one of the many parts of being a responsible pet owner. However, there are also aspects of researching your new furry friend that are just plain fun! This post is all about the unique and varied colors of Cavapoo pups.
For the Cavapoo, looking into the different types of unique and varied colors that their coats come in is exciting and helps you to visualize what your new family member might look like.
You might even find that after completing your research, you have a preferred coat color for your new fluffy friend. In this article, we will go over the variety of colors that Cavapoo dogs come in, provide some more information about the breed, and get you excited for a new member of the family. Let’s get right into it!
It may surprise you to know that the Cavapoo is not a breed of its own. In fact, Cavapoo pups are a mixed breed. They are created as a result of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a miniature or toy poodle. This mixing with two different types of poodles results in there being some size variation.
If you have ever seen one of these magnificent dogs, you would know that Cavapoo pups are likely to have shiny coats from this regal ancestor. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels put the Cava in Cavapoo, and also pass on their super silky coats to their offspring. These dogs have medium-length coats that are sometimes wavy but not curly. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels come in four color options: tri-color, black and tan, ruby, or Blenheim.
Tri-color: black, white, and tan
Black and tan: black and tan
Ruby: fully red
Blenheim: red and white
Poodles, on the other hand, do not have double coats or thin wispy strands like others. Their coats are curly and dense, and it behaves like human hair. Because of this, Poodles are known to not shed like other dogs. When their hair does fall out, it typically falls right back into the coat and goes unnoticed. This aspect of their coat leads a lot of people to think that these dogs do not shed at all. However, they technically do.
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Unlike the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, all sizes of Poodles come in many different colors and patterns. This means that Cavapoos then come in a wide variety of offerings as a result of their poodle heritage. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that the most common Poodle color by far is the color black.
According to Poodle Report, Poodles can come in solid colors like:
In addition, Poodles also come in multi-colored varieties, like brindle, sable, spotted, two-toned, and tuxedo. These unique patterns make Poodles incredibly unique. For most of the patterns that we listed, you will not find another Poodle that has the same exact pattern as yours. This is due to the randomness that the pattern genetics has for Poodle dogs.
Which Coat Traits do Cavapoos Inherit from Their Parents?
You may be thinking, “Wow, those two dog parents sound wildly different!” and you’re right – these two coat types and color combinations make for interesting and unique puppies. Depending on the genetic makeup of the parents of your Cavapoo, you might end up with a dog with one of three coat types. Additionally, there are many different colors and combinations of colors that Cavapoos come in!
These genetic varieties make Cavapoos a really interesting breed to look at. The variety of what you will find with a Cavapoo partially comes from there being no existing breeding standards. If you are looking for a Cavapoo puppy, you will find yourself in awe of how many options there are.
Let’s go over the three different coat types that are most commonly seen with Cavapoos. These are commonly known as wool, hair, and fleece.
The first type, wool, is a short and curly coat that is more similar to the Poodle parent’s genes. There is some additional softness to the coat from the Cava in the Cavapoo, but these coats are those must-be-groomed often types.
The second type, hair type, is a fine, tough coat that is not prone to shedding. This coat is a result of the genetic mixing between the two breeds, and the combination is fairly 50/50. The fur is coarser like Poodle coats but straight like a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
And lastly, there is the fleece type, which is another roughly 50/50 mix of the genes of the parents. You will find soft, blanket–like fur here with the softness of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s coat and the fluffiness of a Poodle coat.
Just like their parents, Cavapoos come in a variety of colors. There are a wealth of options for your new Cavapoo, which can make it difficult to imagine what your fluffy friend is going to look like!
Cavapoos are very likely to be black because of the fact that both breeds have black in their color options. Additionally, tan or fawn is very common for the same reason. These puppies get their tan from the Poodle side and the Spaniel side of their genetics.
Other possibilities are ruby and chocolate, which are less common, but come from mixing Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Mini or Toy Poodles who already have some of these colorings, like a ruby Spaniel parent and a black Poodle parent.
As you can see, the color really depends on what the parents are! When picking out your new Cavapoo puppy, you can get a good idea of what they will look like from looking at Mom and Dad.
A complete roundup of all of the many color options are:
Concluding Cavapoo Pups
As you can see, because of the variety in possibilities for this breed, Cavapoos can end up looking very different from one another. But the amount of colors and coat types really makes this breed unique and interesting to look at. We love seeing the number of color combinations and different types of curls that these adorable puppies inherit from their parents!
So, what color Cavapoo are you looking for? Let us know in the comments which variety is your favorite, and if you could pick a coat type, which one would it be?