Cavoodles typically have 3 coat types - Fleece, Curly and Straight. We have outlined each of these types below.
Fleece coats are usually the most common coat type in Cavoodles. They are often referred to as wavy coats because although they can develop curls as they get older (as shown in the pics below) they are most easily identified when they are pups with the fur having a gentle wave all over the body except for the face which should be fluffy but straight - especially around the muzzle. The Fleece coat will require regular brushing and clipping. You should allow $450-$900 per year to have your puppies coat professionally clipped and washed (every 6-8 weeks)
Below are some puppy v's adult photo's of some of the Fleece Cavoodles we have bred previously.
Remi has a typical fleece coat. As he has gotten older it has developed curls over the body but has retained the straighter face fur. Remi is an F2b Cavoodle puppy from Parents Dora and Ruben.
Teddy also has a typical fleece coat. Teddy is a gorgeous First gen Boy with a Cavalier KC mum (Destiny) and Poodle dad (Ruben)
Another of Dora's beautiful puppies but this time with sire Ryder. Again an F2b puppy
Cuties Humphrey and Matilda both have lovely fleece coats. Humphrey is another F2b whilst Matilda is a 1st Gen. Both are sired by Ruben. you can check out lots more pic on their insta page #beardogtails
I know one should never admit to having a favourite child but Willow would be at the top of the list if I did ;-) She is a very rare non fading chocolate girl that we bred a number of years ago. We love her so much that she is one that we will never part with. Not only is she stunning but she just has the most amazing personality. She is another F2b Cavoodle.
Curly coats are less common but are very popular for people that suffer asthma and allergies. The curly coat is the same (or very close to) the pure poodle wool coat. Many breeders falsely advertise Cavoodles as being Hypoallergenic however no breed of dog is 100% hypoallergenic so this claim is false. However most allergy sufferers do really well with cavoodles (especially curly coats) because of the minimal shedding. Dander is the most common cause of allergic reactions and it is attached to the pet hair so no shedding = minimal dander therefor less likely to have a reaction. Some people will react to the proteins found in animal saliva or urine so even if your puppy is non shedding and doesn't produce much dander you can still be allergic to him/her. If you do suffer pet allergies it is important that you find out the source of the reaction prior to comiting to welcoming a puppy into your home. The curly coat will require regular brushing and clipping. You should allow $450-$900 per year to have your puppies coat professionally clipped and washed (every 6-8 weeks)
Below are some puppy v's adult photo's of some of the Curly Cavoodles we have bred previously.
Little Boston is a 2nd gen Toy Cavoodle with a lovely curly coat. His parents are Milly and Reggie.
Another of Rubens children, this is gorgeous little Aslan. He is an F3b Cavoodle.
Straight (or Smooth) coats are inherited from the Cavalier KC side. They are short over the body but the ears, underbody and backs of legs can get quite long. The straight coats are the easiest to manage and don't require all the maintenance of the curly or fleece coats. They usually require a tidy up clip a couple of times a year (can easily be done at home with clippers or scissors) The downside is that they often do shed, particularly at the end of winter and start of summer but they don't usually shed as much as a pure cavalier KC.
Below are some puppy v's adult photo's of some of the straight coat Cavoodles we have bred previously.
Minnie is a lovely little straight coat cavoodle. Her parents are Lola and Reggie making her a 2nd gen cavoodle
Pebbles is another 2nd gen Straight coat from parents Ellie and Reggie.