Golden Cavadoodle is a triple hybrid cross that not many have heard about. In this article, we’re going to lift the lid of the Golden Cavadoodle size and discuss what you can expect with these adorable pups if you decide to welcome one (or more) of them into your family. Let’s get into it!
Table of Contents
- Golden Cavadoodle Size: Intro
- Golden Cavadoodle Size Predictions: How Big Does A Golden Cavapoo Get?
- Are There Different Sizes Of Golden Cavadoodle?
- Golden Cavadoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
- Golden Cavadoodle Size: FAQ
Golden Cavadoodle Size: Intro
The Golden Cavadoodle, or a Golden Cavapoo, is a fun-sized cross of three purebreds – the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Golden Retriever, and Poodle. To be fair, this triple crossbreed can be tricky to understand, as there are numerous ways to achieve them. But most commonly, breeders cross a Goldendoodle with a Cavapoo, resulting in about ¼ Golden Retriever, ¼ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and ½ Poodle.
With this combination, we get an amazing mix of personality traits and physical characteristics. Whilst they benefit from low-shedding Poodle genes, they’re overall wonderful, loving, and outgoing companions. I mean, who doesn’t love the Goldendoodle or Cavapoo? And these two mixed?! Need I say more…
The tricky thing about Golden Cavadoodles is that first of all, there aren’t many breeders specializing in this triple crossbreed. This means that there also aren’t any standards set for them. Secondly, the size of a Golden Cavadoodle can vary greatly, depending on the pups’ genetics and how they were bred.
But to be fair, with all hybrid crosses it can be difficult to predict the outcome, especially if we’re looking at first-generation Doodles. We might be biased here at Doodle Doods, but that’s definitely part of their charm.
On the other hand, if you’re thinking about expanding your family with a Golden Cavadoodle, it’s vital that you know about their size and growth patterns beforehand as to understand your future furry family member’s requirements in terms of food, living arrangements, and even exercise.
Golden Cavadoodle Size Predictions: How Big Does A Golden Cavapoo Get?
The Golden Cavadoodle is usually a smaller to medium sized dog, with their weight ranging between 10 and 30 pounds as an adult. They usually have a height of around 10 to 17 inches when measured at the shoulder.
As you can tell, there’s quite a big difference between a 10 pound Golden Cavapoo and a 30 pound Golden Cavadoodle. It all depends on the size of the parents used in the mix and how the litter was bred.
To gain a better understanding of the Golden Cavadoodle’s size as an adult, we have to take into account their parents’ sizes. For this triple cross, breeders usually use smaller Goldendoodles that are similar in size to the Cavapoo that’s used in the mix. Therefore, either Mini or Toy Goldendoodles are preferred for this hybrid cross.
The smaller Toy Goldendoodle weighs between 10 and 25 pounds, whereas the slightly larger Mini Goldendoodle generally weighs around 25 to 35 pounds. Meanwhile, Cavapoos come in two sizes – Toy and Mini Cavapoo. The former weighs in at just 7 to 13 pounds, whereas the latter usually ranges between 13 and 25 pounds.
|Toy Golden Cavadoodle||Mini Golden Cavadoodle|
|Weight||10-20 pounds||20-30 pounds|
|Height||10-13 inches||13-17 inches|
|When Full-Grown?||7.5-11 months||11-13 months|
*A dog’s height is measured from its withers, which is the highest part of its shoulder blades.
The most important thing is to mate together two Doodles who are similar in size. This will help us predict the outcome better, and also provide more consistency in the litter. If there is a size difference between the sire and dam, then the most responsible way to mate them is to use a smaller male and a larger female.
Are There Different Sizes Of Golden Cavadoodle?
Indeed, Golden Cavapoos can come in varying sizes, depending on the size of their parents, how they were bred, and so forth. As we mentioned earlier, both Cavapoos and Goldendoodles come in different sizes. In addition to that, there are multiple different ways breeders can produce a litter of Golden Cavapoos.
Although there can be quite a significant difference in the Golden Cavadoodle’s size, reputable breeders generally do aim to produce certain sizes. This can be done through genetic testing and opting for certain generations of this mix.
Nonetheless, as this triple crossbreed isn’t as common or well-known, it can get confusing for future puppy parents who are looking to adopt a Golden Cavapoo. That’s because breeders might specialize in different sizes, and their size categories can vary from breeder to breeder.
Another thing to note is that even puppies from the same litter can vary in size. Some pups are born naturally larger, whereas others are naturally smaller. Even the puppies’ placement in their mothers womb can affect this.
At the end of the day, if you’re looking to adopt a Golden Cavapoo, it’s vital that you do your due diligence and ask questions from the breeder. If you’re after a certain size, only your chosen breeder(s) will be able to answer your questions and help you choose the most suitable pup for you personally.
How Generation Can Affect Golden Cavadoodle Size
With hybrid breeds, there’s the added complexity of their generations. These generations help us distinguish how a litter of puppies was bred, which in turn can help us predict the outcome better.
With usual Doodle breeds, we have just two purebred parents to take into account. Generations start from first-generation, then we have first-generation backcross variations, second-generation, and so on.
However, as the Golden Cavapoo is a triple hybrid cross, they’re always either second generation or multigenerational dogs. In addition to that, a Golden Cavadoodle can be bred back to a Poodle to achieve more Poodle-like traits. This is usually done to achieve the lowest possible shedding coats that are suitable for people with allergies.
Likewise, breeding a Golden Cavapoo back to a Poodle helps us achieve certain sizes with better consistency and predictability. Of course, this depends on which size of Poodle is used in the mix.
|1st Parent||2nd Parent||% Cavalier King Charles Spaniel*||% Golden Retriever*||% Poodle*|
|F2 Golden Cavadoodle (second-generation)||F1 Cavapoo||F1 Goldendoodle||25%||25%||50%|
|F2B Golden Cavadoodle (second-generation backcross)||F2 Golden Cavadoodle||Poodle||12.5%||12.5%||75%|
|F3 / Multigen Golden Cavadoodle||F2 Golden Cavadoodle or higher||F2 Golden Cavadoodle or higher||Varies||Varies||Varies|
*These are generic calculations only – genetics are rarely mathematically accurate.
Most notable size differences in male and female dogs are in larger sized breeds. As the Golden Cavapoo is often bred as a smaller dog, there usually isn’t a significant difference between males and females, either.
However, with larger Golden Cavadoodles, there might be a slight difference between males and females. As a general rule of thumb, male dogs can be slightly taller and heavier than females.
Golden Cavadoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
Although the Golden Cavapoo isn’t a regular hybrid cross, but a triple crossbreed, they still follow the same growth patterns like other dogs. We can expect a Golden Cavadoodle pup to grow the fastest in the first 50% of their adult weight, after which their growth will start to gradually slow down over the upcoming months. This usually correlates to the first six months of a dog’s life, slightly less for smaller dogs like the Golden Cavapoo.
What’s more, puppies tend to reach their full adult height faster than their adult weight. For example, if your puppy is estimated to finish growing by their first birthday, they’ll likely reach their full height around 9 to 10 months of age.
Tip for predicting your Golden Cavadoodle’s full grown size: Be sure to check out our interactive Doodle Weight Calculator that lets you predict and track your Golden Cavapoo’s size. Simply enter your Doodle’s type, estimated adult size, current weight in pounds, and current age in weeks, and you’re ready to start “guesstimating”!
Mini Golden Cavadoodle Size
The larger Golden Cavadoodle is considered as a medium-sized dog. This means that they usually reach half their adult weight around the time they’re 3.5 to 5 months old. They will then go on to plateau at their full-grown weight some time around 11 to 13 months of age, depending on their estimated adult size. Generally, larger Doods will reach their full adult size a bit later than smaller pups.
You can use this simple Doodle weight prediction formula for a quick calculation:
Toy Golden Cavapoo Size
The smaller variation of the Golden Cavapoo size usually grows slightly faster than the larger Golden Cavadoodle. We can expect Toy Golden Cavapoos to reach half their adult weight around 3.5 months of age. They will then reach their full adult weight between 7.5 and 11 months old.
If your Golden Cavadoodle is on the smaller end of the scale, you can use this formula instead:
Golden Cavadoodle Size: FAQ
Depending on the size of the parents used in the mix, Golden Cavadoodles can weigh anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds as adults. Their height typically ranges between 10 and 17 inches when measured from the shoulder.
A Mini Golden Cavadoodle can be regarded as the larger variation of this crossbreed (when a Miniature Poodle has been used in the mix), or the smaller (this mix uses a Toy Poodle). As currently there aren’t exact breed standards for this triple hybrid cross, different breeders may refer to their Golden Cavadoodle puppies with different terms. When it comes to different sizes of the Golden Cavadoodle, we can assume that larger Mini Golden Cavapoos will weigh between 20 and 30 pounds with an average height of 13 to 17 inches. In contrast, smaller Toy Golden Cavadoodles usually weigh in the range of about 10 to 20 pounds, standing at around 10 to 13 inches tall at the shoulder.
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