Nikki is now at the breeders, spending some quality time with Aristan! We’re hoping for a successful breeding and looking forward to a litter of puppies born around mid-March!
Aristan is a purebred, male Poodle owned by Aria’s Friends. He has a dusky red-brown coloring and has about the ideal personality: calm and laid-back, but not lazy; playful, but not aggressive; and reserved and cautious, but not shy. He weighs about 12 pounds, but makes up for his small size by having a big heart. We were so happy with the puppies he sired in 2015, and can’t wait to see what kind of puppies we get in Litter 2016!
Nikki is a female Cavachon (Cavalier x Bichon hybrid) owned by us at Countryside Cavachons. She is mostly white in color, with peach-colored ears and a couple small peach-colored spots on her back. Nikki is very sweet and very loyal. She loves to imagine that she is a big, 100-pound dog even though she’s only a 15-pounder.
A Cavachon is a hybrid mix between a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. This is called a first generation cross (F1). This is what most Cavachon breeders do. We’re a little unique at Countryside Cavachons, though. Usually our litters are a cross between a first generation (F1) Cavachon (Nikki) and a purebred Bichon. This is called a back cross (F1b). The puppies from this cross are more likely to be non-shedding and hypoallergenic than the puppies from first and second generation crosses. Since Litter 2015, however, we have chosen to breed Nikki to a purebred Poodle instead of a purebred Bichon, which makes the puppies Cavapoochons. This is probably the best type of cross to do, because it is guaranteed that every puppy will have at least some Poodle traits. Since Poodles are a hypoallergenic/non-shedding breed, puppies from this cross are way more likely to be non-shedding and hypoallergenic than puppies from any other type of cross.
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