Are these puppies for real?
No, you’re not seeing things. These are living, breathing, ridiculously adorable puppies that look a lot like the teddy bears we cherished and toted around when we were kids. We can still tell these cuties our secrets, snuggle close to them during a storm, and tuck them in under our blankets at night – but now we’ll get a nuzzle and a lick in return! Like teddy bears, these pups are all different. Some have a scruffy face while others are super fluffy. Some are big and others are small. But they all have incredibly expressive eyes and cute button noses, and we just can’t resist.
Can you guess the two purebred dog breeds that make up this adorable little nugget? The Cavoodle is a delightful designer mix of a Miniature or Toy Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Both parent dog breeds are ideal for families. Poodles are smart and athletic, and Cavaliers are lap-loving cuddle bugs. Just keep in mind that with a mixed breed, the characteristics of the puppy are unpredictable. Both parent breeds are on the smaller size. The Cavalier weighs between six and nine kilograms and is around 30cm high. Miniature Poodles weigh about the same, but they’re slightly taller. The Toy Poodle is smaller yet, at just three kilos.
Back in the ’50s, Poodles and Cocker Spaniels were favourite breeds. And when you bring two great things together, you get a Spoodle. Both parent breeds are known for having happy and lively dispositions, as well as being easy to train and affectionate. And they’re not only great family dogs; they also get along with other dogs and new people. As adults, they’ll grow to be about 11kg, still light enough for your lap or at least a side snuggle with their face near your hand. That’s the Spoodle’s way of making it easier for you to massage their scruffy-fluffy head and ears.
With so many doggy day care centres pampering pooches, you may ask yourself, do dogs actually watch TV?