How Much Does a Cavapoo Puppy Cost to Buy?

You’ve always wanted a sweet Cavapoo of your very own, and the time is finally right. You’ve found a great breeder, but they didn’t list any puppy prices on their website. How much will you spend to bring a Cavapoo puppy home?

The average cost of a Cavapoo puppy is between $1,000 and $3,000 and sometimes more. The size of the Cavapoo as well as its lineage and the reputation of the breeder can all influence how much money you’ll pay.

In today’s guide, we’ll present all the pricing information you need to know before buying a Cavapoo from a breeder. We’ll also talk more about the factors that dictate what a Cavapoo puppy costs, so make sure you keep reading!

White and brown cavapoo puppy on white furry bed.
White and brown cavapoo puppy on white furry bed.

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Cavapoo Puppy?

To start, let’s discuss what you’ll pay to finally own a sweet, adorable Cavapoo puppy.

For the purposes of this article, we’re assuming that you’re buying a puppy through a Cavapoo breeder rather than adopting the dog through a rescue organization.

If you by chance find a Cavapoo through an adoption organization, then you’re in luck. You’ll typically only have to spend a few hundred dollars to take your Cavapoo home. Some of the costs could be tax-deductible as well!

Most people seeking Cavapoo puppies will go through breeders, and that means spending significantly more money.

You might be able to find Cavapoo puppies available for under $1,000, but this isn’t common. At the very least, you want a budget into the four figures.

Most Cavapoo puppies cost about $1,500 to $1,700. 

It’s not unheard of for some breeders to charge up to $3,000 for a Cavapoo puppy. The dog would have to possess exceptional traits, or the breeder must have pedigree dogs to justify those sorts of prices.

The Types of Cavapoo Puppies and Their Costs

Do you want more specific pricing information before you begin looking up breeders in your area and contacting them about available Cavapoo puppies? No problem!

Here is how much it should cost to purchase a Cavapoo puppy from a breeder based on the dog’s type.

F1 Cavapoo Costs

An F1 Cavapoo is exactly half Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and half Poodle.

This even mix of genes ensures your Cavapoo never grows too large. The average size of an F1 Cavapoo is nine to 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall. These dogs weigh no more than 25 pounds (11.3 kg).

Due to the perfect DNA of an F1 Cavapoo, you should expect to shell out the big bucks for one of these genetically blessed canines. The starting price may be around $1,200 through $3,000.

F1B Cavapoo Costs

An F1B Cavapoo results when you breed an F1 Cavapoo with a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or a purebred Poodle.

These dogs are moderately bigger than F1 Cavapoos, standing 11 to 15 inches (27.9 to 38.1 cm) tall and weighing up to 17 pounds (7.7 kg).

The cost of an F1B Cavapoo is between $1,200 and $2,000.

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Toy Cavapoo Costs

For a smaller Cavapoo, a breeder might mix a Toy Poodle with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. 

These dogs only grow 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall max and weigh no more than 13 pounds (5.9 kg), so they’re teeny-tiny Cavapoos.

The price of a toy Cavapoo is anything but small though. The average price is $1,000 to $3,000.

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Why Are Cavapoos Expensive?

You’re used to spending a few hundred dollars for a puppy, but several thousand? It’s a bit much. Is there a reason why Cavapoos are so costly?

There are several reasons, as a matter of fact! Let’s look at them now.

Popularity

Two Cavapoo puppies wrapped in towel after a bath.
Two Cavapoo puppies wrapped in towel after a bath.

At the moment, Cavapoos are very much in demand. Like anything that’s popular and trendy, people want ‘em.

Unlike the new iPhone or PlayStation though, you can’t just make more dogs. 

You have to breed a Poodle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to get a Cavapoo. Then the female has to have a successful pregnancy and give birth.

This all takes time, which means there are fewer Cavapoos to go around. That only drives up the demand for the dog even more!

Designer Status

On top of that, Cavapoos are also considered designer dogs.

A designer dog is a breed that’s created solely for its looks and personality. Designer dogs aren’t hunting dogs or herding dogs. They’re just cute and companionable.

People like to own designer dogs as a status symbol, so when a breeder has Cavapoos for sale, they tend to go fast!

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Low Shedding

No one likes cleaning up dog hair, let’s be real.

Cavapoos, due to their Poodle parent, are regarded as mostly low-shedding.

Of course, if the dog is more Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, then that could be a different story.

The reputation of a Cavapoo’s shedding precedes it, so people want to own this dog.

What Impacts the Cost of Cavapoos?

It’s more than the above factors that can drive up the cost of a Cavapoo puppy. The following factors are at play as well.

The Season

Based on what breeders report, it appears that the most popular time of the year to buy Cavapoo puppies is in the spring and summer. 

People might want a dog then since they’re spending more time outside anyway.

If a breeder has any Cavapoos available by the winter, most people aren’t thinking of buying or adopting a pet as much around that time of year.

You might be able to purchase a Cavapoo puppy for less money in the winter, but the emphasis is on might.

Generational Lineage

How far back does the lineage of Cavapoos go? Is yours the first generation or the sixth?

When just starting a Cavapoo lineage, breeders generally sell the dogs for less because they don’t yet know where that lineage will go.

Once you get into fourth, fifth, or sixth-generation Cavapoos, the lineage is well-established, and the pedigree of the dogs is known

The breeder is expecting a certain caliber of Cavapoo from this generation, which means you’ll spend more to own a Cavapoo puppy.

Breeder Reputation

You should always do extensive research into a breeder before purchasing a dog from them. 

This will ensure that the dog has the genes that the breeder promises and that your four-legged friend will be a healthy, happy companion for many years to come.

You’ll naturally gravitate towards breeders with a sterling reputation, but so will everybody else. That means this breeder’s dogs will tend to go very fast.

If you see a Cavapoo puppy from your breeder of choice, you should jump on the chance to meet the dog immediately.

Breeder Proximity

The closer you live to a Cavapoo breeder, the lesser charges you’ll incur.

You won’t have to pay for an expensive out-of-state road trip. You also won’t have to worry about astronomical shipping fees should you decide to get the Cavapoo sent to you instead.

You might also find that breeders located in small towns sell their pups for a little less – since the demand is less.

What Other Costs Are Associated with Owning Cavapoos?

Of course, buying (or adopting) a Cavapoo does not simply mean spending money on the dog just that once. You will have a multitude of other fees–some recurring, others not–that you must have room in the budget for as well.

Here’s what you need to know.

Vaccinations

All puppies regardless of breed need vaccinations to protect against rabies, parvovirus, Lyme disease, leptospirosis, kennel cough, heartworm, canine parainfluenza, canine hepatitis, canine distemper, and Bordetella bronchiseptica.

Your Cavapoo requires its first round of shots between six and eight weeks, then another round at 10 to 12 weeks, and a third-round at 16 to 18 weeks.

Once the dog is a year to 16 months old, it’s time for more vaccines still, then recurring shots against Lyme disease, Bordetella, leptospirosis, coronavirus, and influenza every year or two for the rest of their lives.

The entire round of vaccines costs between $100 and $300.

Spay/Neuter

When your Cavapoo is six months old, they’re eligible for a spay or neuter surgery, also called desexing, depending on their gender.

If you don’t intend for your dog to become pregnant or impregnate others, then these reproductive surgeries are a good idea.

Spaying or neutering can prevent your Cavapoo from developing certain cancers and also reduce any unwanted sexual behaviors like humping and spraying.

Spay or neuter costs $35 to $500, which is very affordable.

Food and Treats

Lady feeding a Cavapoo (cavoodle) dog a treat.
Lady feeding a Cavapoo (Cavoodle) dog a treat.

A dog has got to eat!

To help your Cavapoo grow healthy and strong, you need to provide them with the right diet. This will include both wet food and premium kibble that’s packed full of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients.

Treats are necessary as well, in moderation, of course. 

You can use treats to train your dog, reinforce good behavior, and just give your pup something to look forward to.

Per year, you might spend as much as $250 to $700 on dog food and treats.

Of course, this all varies depending on how many Cavapoos you have as well as the type of food you prefer to give your dog.

Gourmet dog food as well as subscription dog food services and raw meat diets are going to be far costlier than buying wet and dry dog food at the grocery store or pet shop.

Toys

Toys physically stimulate your Cavapoo and can mentally stimulate them too in the case of treat toys and other puzzles and games.

The standard price for toys per year is between $15 and $50.

Again, if you buy very high-end toys for your Cavapoo or if your pup is rough on plushies and chew toys, then maybe you’ll end up spending more.

Chocolate brown Cavapoo (Cavoodle) puppy lying on carpet playing with pink ball.
Puppy playing with a toy.

Equipment

Then there’s all the other equipment a dog needs at any age. A collar or harness with a leash shouldn’t set you back too much, as these items cost between $15 and $50.

A dog bed could be as little as $20 and up to $200, but you shouldn’t have to replace the bed too often.

Cavapoo Puppy wearing a black harness with a lead attached to it.
Cavapoo puppy on a lead.

Conclusion

Buying a Cavapoo puppy is a rather expensive venture, as it will cost you anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000. The better the reputation and quality of the breeder, the more expensive it will be to own a sweet Cavapoo. Don’t forget to add in the above costs as well, as they’re all critical in caring for a dog!

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