Cavapoos are a hybrid or designer breed that’s created by crossing a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with a purebred Poodle.
These mixed breeds have a low-shedding coat type that’s perfect for allergy sufferers. However, the Cavapoo coat still needs regular professional grooming and frequent brushing to keep it in good condition and free from mats.
There are dozens of Cavapoo dog haircuts to choose from, from the Cavapoo Puppy trim to the wacky Mohawk. So, just how do you decide which one is best for your pup?
Read our guide to discover 23 cute Cavapoo haircuts that you’ll love!
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23 Cute Cavapoo Haircut Ideas
In our collection of cute Cavapoo dog haircuts, you’re sure to see a style that appeals to you and suits your gorgeous furry friend’s needs.
However, if you’re still undecided as to which of these adorable haircuts would be best for your dog, take time out to ask an experienced professional groomer for advice. Remember, whatever haircut you choose for your dog, you still need to spend time brushing and maintaining the coat between grooming appointments.
If you want to save some money on extra grooming sessions, you might fancy taking on the job yourself. There are plenty of Doodle grooming video tutorials out there on the web that describes the grooming skills you’ll need, and a decent quality grooming kit won’t cost the earth. So, why not give DIY grooming a try?
If you live in an area where the days of summer are hot, you’ll need a shorter-length haircut for your Cavapoo.
All Doodle breeds have thick fur, and they can be prone to overheating on hot summer days. So, many pet parents opt to give their dog the Cavapoo Summer cut. This attractive hairstyle is also very practical if you have an active dog that likes to get down and dirty when out walking or playing at the dog park, as this hairstyle idea can considerably reduce grooming time.
The Summer cut involves clipping the body hair short all over, including the leg hair, facial hair, feet, belly, and head hair.
Many Cavapoo owners have their pet’s hair shaved in the late spring when the weather warms up to be ready for the summer months, allowing the fur to gradually grow out so that the dog has a cozy coat ready for the cooler fall and winter weather.
Teddy Bear Haircut
The Teddy Bear cut is loved by the owners of many different dog breeds, including Cavapoos and other varieties of Doodles.
With this perennial favorite hair trim, the dog’s coat is shaved to around ½ an inch in length all over. The dog’s facial fur, including the ear hair, is clipped and trimmed so that it creates a round, fluffy profile that looks exactly like an adorable Teddy Bear. Although this is a relatively low-maintenance haircut, this type of fur still needs daily brushing to keep it mat-free and healthy.
The Puppy cut is perfect for active Cavapoo dogs that enjoy a busy lifestyle where they are always on the go.
Even though Cavapoos have a relatively nonshedding coat, they still need regular brushing between grooming sessions. However, this doggy hairstyle can save you some time and prevent matting, too.
The Puppy cut involves clipping the dog’s coat all over to around 1 inch in length. You can opt to keep the curly hair on the dog’s face as it is or use a pair of scissors to carefully blend the Cavapoo’s furnishings into a shorter facial shave, depending on how you want your pet you look.
The Lamb haircut is suitable for many of the Doodle breeds, especially those that take after the Poodle parent.
The Cavapoo Lamb cut is based on a traditional Poodle haircut and uses basic grooming techniques to make your sweet Cavapoo look just like a little lamb. This adorable haircut sees the body hair shaved to one medium length, usually left somewhat longer than the Puppy cut. The clip includes rounded feet, a facial hair trim, and long ears.
Shih Tzu Haircut
The Shih Tzu haircut also looks good on a Cavapoo but is best carried out at a professional grooming salon rather than at home, unless you have experience.
This is a low-maintenance haircut that uses Cavapoo grooming basics to create the look. The clip sees the body hair shaved quite short except on the ears and tail. Most groomers will be familiar with this haircut, but it’s worth taking a screenshot for your groomer to look at, just to be on the safe side.
Before and After Photographs
It can be very difficult to choose a hairstyle for your Cavapoo, and you don’t want to make the wrong decision. So, we’ve included a few before and after pictures to give you a clearer idea of how your dog will look.
Of course, a dog’s hair takes about eight weeks to grow out fully, so the damage isn’t permanent if you make the wrong choice!
The Cavapoo Coat
Before we dive into our list of Cavapoo hairstyles, you need to understand a little more about the breed’s coat.
Cavapoos have three coat types, depending on which of the parent breeds the puppy most takes after.
Cavapoo Straight Coat
The Cavapoo straight coat is very similar to the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel parent. These pups have long, soft, silky hair that’s just a dream to pet and run your fingers through.
Although the straight coat requires a little less maintenance than the curly coat, you still do have a regular grooming schedule. These dogs have a double coat, and the fluffy underfur does shed, so you mustn’t mind vacuuming!
Generally, straight coats are most commonly seen in F1 and F2 Cavapoos that are 50% Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and 50% Poodle.
Cavapoo Curly Coat
Cavapoos with curly coats is the lightest shedders of all the Cavapoo types. That tight, curly hair is inherited from the Poodle genetics and is most commonly seen in backcross generations where the Poodle gene is dominant. For example, F1b, F1bb, F2b, and F2bb Cavapoos often have tightly curled coats.
Curly coats not only look extremely cute, but they are the ideal choice for dog-lovers who have pet allergies. That said, curly hair is much more prone to knotting and matting than straight and wavy hair, so daily brushing is essential.
Cavapoo Wavy Coat
Between the straight coat and the curly coat, you’ll find the wavy coat. The wavy coat gives you the best of both worlds, in that it’s very low-shedding and isn’t prone to knots and matting.
I hope you enjoyed our list of 23 different styles and haircuts that might suit your beloved Cavapoo. If you loved the photos and got some ideas from this guide, please take a moment to share!
As you can see, there are certainly plenty of choices when it comes to picking a new haircut for your Cavapoo furbaby! For more information on hair care for your pet, expert grooming tips, and advice and information on how to keep your dog’s coat looking and feeling fantastic, have a chat with an experienced groomer.
We’d love to know what haircut you finally chose for your Cavapoo! Why not tell us what you decided on in the comments box below.