The Cavapoo is a fairly expensive crossbreed dog that costs between $800 and $2500 sending in factors such as location and the breeder. However, this does not account for the cost of Cavapoo ownership which can add up to an average of $1000 annually.
You can always get a discount on the initial price of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Poodle mix but there is not much you can do about the annual ownerships costs.
Owning a Cavapoo is a commitment and it is important to understand how much you will be spending to raise and take care of the pup.
Some of these extra costs include health expenses, cost of grooming, cost of feeding, and much more.
We are going to look at these costs in more detail, so, stick around to learn more about the true price of a Cavapoo crossbreed dog.
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How much does a Cavapoo cost?
|Cavapoo mix cost Estimate table|
|Breeder price||$800 to $2500|
|Adoption costs||Between $50 and $400|
|Grooming costs||Between $50 and $200 per session|
|Vet Bills||$50 per check-up|
|Feeding costs||Between $40 and $150/month|
|Doggie supplies||Around $400|
Note: These are estimates and the cost can differ depending on several factors.
Initial Price of getting a Cavapoo
Cavapoo mixed dogs are certainly expensive dogs that can cost as low as $800 to upwards of $2500 for a single puppy.
The breeder you get the puppy from may also ask you for a deposit which can be between $100 and $400.
These are popular dogs that are usually high on demand for most of the year meaning that finding a puppy on the lower end of the price scale can be difficult.
Backyard breeders and puppy mills also tend to take advantage of this high pricetag lowering their prices to compete with reputable breeders. This means that more often than not, cheap Cavapoo puppies will come from these breeders.
However, as I mentioned earlier the price can vary depending on the breeder, location, coat color, and general demand for the different Cavapoo variations.
Cost of adoption:
Apart from getting a Cavapoo from a reputable breeder, there is also the option of adoption.
But there is also paperwork and expenses associated with adoption that can be between $50 and $400 depending on the health and age of the Cavapoo you have set your eyes on.
You not only get to save money when adopting this Doodle but there are also other benefits associated with adoption such as;
- Many Cavadoodles are usually, vaccinated, spayed, and neutered.
- You get free registration on the mixed dog you get.
- Some vets offer discounts on veterinary services for adopted dogs.
- The adopted mix is likely to have basic housebreaking and obedience training.
However, finding a Cavapoo to adopt can be difficult and your adoption application can also be rejected due to your lifestyle and environment.
You should also bear in mind that the adoption process is long because you have to submit an application and even go for an interview.
But the perks of adoption usually outweigh the drawbacks.
How much does shipping cost?
Different breeders will have different contracts that may include shipping.
The breeder can ship the puppy for you but you can also use a shipping service with the price of shipping mainly depending on the distance. This shipping cost can range from $150 to $500.
If possible, I would recommend driving and bringing the puppy home yourself.
However, there are not many disadvantages involved with shipping a Cavapoo puppy but puppies often reach their destination tired.
Factors that affect the cost of a Cavapoo
The Cavapoo is not a purebred and does not have a breed standard. However, the quality of the mixed dog will still matter.
High-quality puppies are less susceptible to genetic health complications and in turn, cost more.
The cost can also be affected by the generation of the puppy whether it is F1, F2, F1b, and so on.
F1b bred from crossing an F1 Cavapoo with a Poodle tend to cost the most as they often have the most desirable characteristics such as a curly hypoallergenic coat.
Demand can be affected by your location, coat type, and coat color.
Some areas such as major cities have a higher demand for apartment friendly dogs and the Cavapoo being a very popular crossbreed dog tends to be more in demand and will cost significantly more in these areas.
When it comes to the coat color, chocolate, apricot and red tend to be the most preferred Cavapoo colors. These Cavapoo puppies cost more due to their teddy bear appearance.
Out of these three colors, apricot will be the most expensive as it is a rarer color. An Apricot Poodle Cavalier Spaniel mix will cost you thousands of dollars and can reach upwards of $4500.
Finally, the curly coat is usually the highest in demand also due to the teddy bear appearance. This also drives up the cost.
Cavapoo puppies will cost the most at the age of between 6 and 20 weeks old.
As the puppy ages away from this age bracket, the cost drops with a significant drop being seen once the puppy hits 8 months of age.
How much does it cost to own a Cavapoo?
When it comes to health care expenses, there are the initial expenses you will incur when you get the puppy such as;
- Spay and neuter– Spaying and neutering surgeries cost between $50 and $500.
- Vaccination– Vaccinating a Cavapoo will cost you between $50 and $100.
- Microchipping– This service will set you back between $50 and $100.
However, if you adopt your mixed Doodle, you will save yourself from incurring these 3 costs.
You also need to consider routine vet check-ups which cost about $50 per check-up. 4 vet checkups are recommended annually.
If you Cavapoo has a medical emergency, the cost of treatment can be between $500 and upwards of $5000 for complex surgeries. This is where is health insurance for your dog is crucial.
Different pet insurance companies will have different deductibles and rates but a proper cover will be about $50 per month.
If the monthly cost of health insurance is too much for you, you can set up a medical emergency fund for your Cavapoo. About $2500 should be a good amount but you can start with as low as $500 and add more as you move forward.
The advantage of a separate fund for your Doodle is that you may never have to use it and you get to keep your money.
It is always great to invest in a high-quality diet for your Cavapoo, as what you feed him also directly affects how healthy.
Cavapoos weigh between 7 and 18 pounds and need between 200 and 600 calories in a day. This amount to between 1 and 2 cups of dry food daily.
A high-quality bag of dry food costs between 1 and 2 dollars a pound and each pound will contain about 4 cups.
This means that with a 30 pound of dry food that goes for around $50, you should be able to feed your Cavapoo for a month to 15 days.
You can also make homemade meals for your dogs and factors in other food costs such as treats and some supplements.
All Cavapoos have excellent coats that need to be regularly taken care of to keep them in their top-notch conditions.
It goes without saying that the best way to groom your dog and take care of his general welfare and hygiene is by doing it yourself.
However, there are instances where you may need to visit a professional groomer, for example, to get a haircut for the dog which can be complicated to get right.
A single grooming session will cost between $50 and $200 depending on what you want the groomer to do and the time it takes to do it.
Training program costs
The Cavapoo is a very intelligent dog that is also highly trainable and should learn new commands and tricks without giving you much trouble.
But you may prefer to enlist your puppy in a professional training class which can make things much easier for you.
You can also enlist your pup to a training program if you do not have any experience with dog training and handling.
However, this will mean additional costs for you.
Typically, an 8-week obedience training course will cost about $150. Some trainers may also offer full training courses that are usually around $600.
Private classes usually start at $50 a session.
|Crate||$40 to $200, depending on the size of the crate.Small hard crates: About $35
Decorative crates: Between $100 and $600
|Harness and leash||$10 to $100|
|Play and chew Toys||Between $5 and $100|
|Feeding and water bowls||as low as $5 per piece|
|Doggie bed||$100 to as low as $30|
These are some of the main costs that you should consider before buying a Cavapoo.
I hope this cost breakdown was helpful but if you have any thoughts and feedback on what we have gone through you can leave them in the comment section below.
There you go, WOOF!