Harlow Pippa the cavapoo from Gerringong, Australia

Today I want you all to meet Harlow Pippa, the cavapoo from Gerringong, Australia, and her human Mom Karina. Follow this sweety on her instagram account at @harlow.the.cavoodle to see more of her adventures and her gorgeous pictures!

What is your name? (meaning Human’s name 🙂

Karina Shepherd

What is the name of your dog? Why did you choose that name?

Harlow Pippa. We chose her name as there is a retail shop in Byron Bay (one of our favourite places) called Hendrix & Harlow…it was the only name that all 5 family members agreed on!

How old is your dog?

She’s still a puppy, only 10 weeks.

Pippa the cavapoo

What country and city are you from?

We live in Gerringong, Australia. It’s a beautiful beach town nestled in the countryside.

How did you decide to have a cavapoo and why?

At Easter we were visiting Sydney and saw a puppy at a cafe. The owner told us the breed was a cavoodle, we did some research and decided it was a perfect match for our family.

What is your dog’s favorite food? Any recommendations on food for other cavapoo owners?

Harlow loves ‘Healthy Everyday Pets’, cooked chicken, pig’s ears and blueberries for fun. We recommend anything that is of high quality without grain fillers.


Harlow Pippa the cavapoo from Gerringong, Australia


What are your dog’s favorite toys or games?

She loves her rubber chicken, a beer cooler (which we insert treats) and as a game she is doing really well learning fetch.

What does your dog love doing most?

Harlow loves exploring our backyard, including the veggies patch!

Is there a funny story you could tell us about your cavapoo?

One time Harlow found our cat’s toy…it was a mouse on the end of a stick. She snatched it and ran wildly all over the house with it! It looked so funny.

What do you love most about your cavapoo?

We love her company and her cute, funny, cuddly self.

What are the good sides of having a cavapoo?

A cavoodle is family friendly, energetic and cuddly and funny. We like that she’s small enough to take her everywhere and doesn’t shed too much.

What are some downsides to having a cavapoo?

At the moment, she bites a lot, but all puppies do that! She loves to be around us, so it’s sometimes tricky leaving the house. Lucky I work from home, so she’s got company most of the time!

Harlow Pippa the cavapoo from Gerringong, Australia

Does your cavapoo shed much and how do you deal with it?

As a puppy, we haven’t seen her shed anything yet.

Do you travel with your cavapoo? What do you do when you need to go on vacation? (Pet sitter? Dog hotel? 🙂

At this stage we haven’t gone on a trip because she still needs all her vaccinations. She comes in the car to pick the kids up from school. We can’t wait to find some cool pet friendly holiday houses to stay at very soon.

Would you recommend other people to have a cavapoo, why or why not?

Totally! They are a great breed…fun, small, cuddly and perfect for a family.

Cavapoo or Cavoodle? 😉 (Or cavadoodle?)

Cavoodle all the way!

Harlow Pippa the cavapoo from Gerringong, Australia

Also in our blog:

Are cavapoo hypoallergenic?
Short answer: no. No dogs are absolutely, 100% hypoallergenic. However, cavapoo (cavoodles) are bread from poodle, which is one of the most hypoallergenic breeds of dogs out there. While nothing is guaranteed, a Cavapoo may cause far fewer or even no allergy symptoms in allergy sufferers.

Everything about cavapoo – Cavapoo history
Cavapoo (also known as cavoodle, espeically in Australia), have been popular for at least thirty years, but particularly so in the last ten-fifteen years. It is a type of crossbreed dogs created by breeding miniature or toy poodle with Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Cavoodles, as they call cavapoo in Australia, became especially popular in Australia where they were extensively bred in the 1990s. In the USA, cavapoo were actually first bred quite a while ago – all the way back in the 1950s.

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