Shih Poo vs Cavoodle – A Quick Comparison

When it comes to hybrid breeds, Doodles are among the most popular dogs nowadays. Although there are many other designer breeds such as Pomsky and Chiweenie, the Poodle crosses are in high demand.

While choosing a Poodle cross as our next puppy, we have over 100 choices because the Poodle has been crossbred with over 100 other pure breeds. Some of the most popular Poodle crosses are Bernedoodle, Labradoodle, Shih Poo, Goldendoodle, and Aussiedoodle.

We have been receiving many queries regarding the comparison between different breeds, especially between the Doodles. So, this time we have decided to compare Shih Poo and Cavoodle.

Shih Poo is a toy breed and a cross between the Miniature Poodle and Shih Tzu. Being a product of 2 low-shedding breeds, the Shih Poos have a low-shedding coat.

Cavoodle is a product of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle. It is an adorable breed that has been equally popular in the US and Australia.

Although both of these breeds share several traits such as intelligence and low-shedding coat, there are some significant differences in both of them. So, as per our readers’ request, we are going to do a quick comparison between Shih Poo and Cavoodle.

So, let’s read the Shih Poo vs Cavoodle comparison below and after reading this informative article, you’ll be able to decide between your next possible puppy.

Shih Poo vs Cavoodle Comparison

Shih Poo [a.k.a Shoodle]Cavoodle [a.k.a Cavapoo]
First bred byUnknownUnknown
Cross betweenPoodle and Shih TzuPoodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Key characteristics- Intelligent
- Low-shedding coat
- Ideal indoor dog
- Playful
- Affectionate
- Low-shedding coat
- Social and loyal
Lifespan10 to 16 years13 to 15 years
Weight3 to 9 kg5 to 10 KG
Body Features- Short or long hair
- Beautiful button eyes
- Hanging ears
- Bushy tail
- Floppy Ears
- Wavy or silky coat
- Round Face and wonderful looks
Colors- Tri-color
- Black and white
Black, Black & Brown, Black & White, Tri-colored
- Black, tan, and white (Tri-color)
- Chestnut and white (Blenheim)
- Gold
- White
- Black
Chestnut, Gold, White, Black, Blenheim, or tri-colored
Behavior/Temperament- Friendly
- Barks a lot
- Excellent Temperament
- Friendly and intelligent
- People-oriented
Pros- Low to non-shedding coat
- Excellent with children
- Runner and swimmer by nature
- Low-shedding coat
- Easy to train
- Stranger-friendly
Cons- Not suitable for busy owners
- Separation Anxiety
- Heat-sensitive
- High grooming needs
Common health issues- Hip Dysplasia
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Eye Cataract
- Cushing's Disease
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
- Mitral Valve Disease (Heart disease)
- Luxating Patella
Puppy Price$1000 to $5000$1000 to $3000
Litter Size3-5 puppies2-8 puppies

You may be interested to read a comparison between other breeds. So, you can find some of them below.

Final words:

So, friends, these were Shih Poo and Cavoodle, 2 of the most popular designer breeds. Now we are sure that you’ll be able to decide which Doodle you should get. If you are looking for any other breed’s comparison, you can ask us to compare them. Just leave a comment below.

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