USD 500-1000 Price Avg.

Designer Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type

Large, Medium


10-14 years


Breed Information

Group Designer Dogs
Popularity/Rank 598
Origin United States
Other Names Cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Labrador Retriever.,,Cavadoor,,Cavadore
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD 500-1000
Size Large, Medium
Weight 20-50 pounds (9-23 kg)
Height 19-24 inches (48-61 cm)
Lifespan 10-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose ​Companion
Date of Origin 1990s
Ancestry Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Labrador Retriever

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense, Medium, Short, Straight
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Golden, Red, Yellow
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Cream, Fawn, Red
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Entertaining, Friendly, Intelligent, Lovely, Social
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Yes
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Bloat, Hip Dysplasia, Mitral Valve Disease, Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $35.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Cavador have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-10 puppies (Once a year.)


The Cavador is a hybrid breed of dog that is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Labrador Retriever. This breed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its friendly and loyal nature, as well as its good looks. The Cavador is an intelligent, affectionate, and playful dog that makes an excellent companion for families or individuals looking for a loyal pet.

Appearance: The Cavador has a medium-sized body with long legs and a broad chest. Its coat can be either short or long, depending on which parent breed it takes after more closely. It typically has the same coloration as either the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or the Labrador Retriever, with colors ranging from black to white to browns and reds. The Cavador also has floppy ears like its parent breeds, giving it an adorable look that many people find irresistible.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Cavador is between 10-14 years when properly cared for. They typically weigh between 25-45 pounds when fully grown and stand at around 15-20 inches tall at the shoulder. As mentioned above, their coats can come in various colors such as black, white, browns and reds depending on which parent breed they take after more closely.

Personality: The Cavador is known for being an intelligent and loyal companion who loves spending time with their owners. They are very affectionate dogs who enjoy cuddling up on laps or playing fetch in the yard with their owners. They are also very social dogs who love meeting new people and animals alike!

Friendliness: When it comes to other animals such as cats or other dogs, the Cavador tends to be quite friendly towards them if they have been properly socialized from a young age. They are also great around children due to their gentle nature but should always be supervised when interacting with small children just in case any accidents occur!

Temperament: The temperament of this breed can vary greatly depending on which parent breed they take after more closely but generally speaking they tend to be quite calm yet alert dogs who make excellent watchdogs due to their protective nature towards their family members!

Health: As with any hybrid breed there can be some health issues associated with them so it’s important that you research both parent breeds before getting one so you know what potential health problems your pup may face down the line! Some common health issues include hip dysplasia (which affects larger breeds), eye problems (such as cataracts), heart disease (which affects smaller breeds) and ear infections (which affect all breeds). It’s important that you keep up regular vet visits so any potential health issues can be caught early on before they become serious problems!

Adaptability Level & Benefits of Owning One: The adaptability level of this hybrid breed is quite high since they do well in both urban environments as well as rural ones thanks to their intelligence level which allows them to quickly learn new commands/tricks easily! Some benefits of owning one include having an incredibly loyal companion who will always have your back no matter what life throws at you; plus they make great watchdogs since they are naturally protective over those closest to them!


The Cavador is a breed of dog that was once on the brink of extinction. The breed is thought to have originated in Portugal, and was used for hunting purposes. The Cavador is a descendant of the Portuguese Water Dog, and was used by fishermen to help them retrieve fish from the water. The breed nearly became extinct due to a lack of interest in hunting, and the fact that they were not recognized as a separate breed from the Portuguese Water Dog. However, the Cavador has recently become popular again, due in part to its unique appearance and its friendly nature. The Cavador is now recognized as a separate breed by most major kennel clubs, and is considered to be a rare breed.