The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, a European court favourite from as early as the 15th century, is often referred to as the "comforter spaniel" because of it's sweet, and loving nature. Cavaliers are bred to be companions and their favourite place to be is with their family either on a lap or by their side. Cavaliers are almost always depicted in the paintings of Gainsborough, Landseer, Van Dyck, and others, usually with their family members. This lovely small spaniel is not only pretty to look at; he is also intelligent, eager to please, learns easily, and does well in obedience and agility.
The Miniature Poodle
The original Poodles were water dogs used for retrieving. To this day, their conformation and the texture and pattern of their coats reflect the purposes for which they were bred. Miniatures and Toys have been bred down from the larger Poodles and they exhibit the same general characteristics. The Poodle is an active, intelligent, ruggedly-built dog which is at the same time elegant and refined. Well-bred Poodles in all three varieties have steady, calm nerves, hardy constitutions and they can be easily trained. Each one is a character and for that reason they make wonderful companions.
The Cavapoo Hybrid
The Cavapoo originated in Australia where they are named the "Cavoodle". The Cavapoo, as it is known as elsewhere in the world, is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Toy or Miniature Poodle. Cavapoos have been in America since the 1950's and are now a recognized hybrid. Cavapoos are friendly, good-natured and intelligent with the best of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and the Miniature Poodles qualities at the forefront.