Our interview today is with Perri the cavoodle from Cheltenham, England, and her human Mom Lauren. Follow Perri at @perri_pooch to see more of her adventures!
What is your name?
Lauren Bellini- Yes, like the drink!
What is the name of your dog? Why did you choose that name?
Perri- I love Littlemix and Perrie is my favorite.
How old is your dog?
What country and city are you from?
How did you decide to have a cavapoo and why?
I’ve had a cavapoo previously and she had such a lovely temperament I knew it was the breed for me!
What is your dog’s favorite food? Any recommendations on food for other cavapoo owners?
Perri’s favorite is Royal Canin, she was weaned off mum’s milk onto it and it stuck!
What are your dog’s favorite toys or games?
She chases her tail daily and of course, loves fetch. Her favorite toy is her Cookie Monster plush
What does your dog love doing most?
Is there a funny story you could tell us about your cavapoo?
Perri often gets confused by her own limbs…she thinks her back legs are someone else’s and often nibbles them and then gets sad that she’s bitten herself! She also chases her tail every morning and once its caught, she walks to her bed, tail in mouth so settle down and have a good chew!
What do you love most about your cavapoo?
Spending time with her- Shes so affectionate she can cheer me up on my worst days. A nice walk in the park with your best bud at the end of a long day is just the right pick me up!
What are the good sides of having a cavapoo?
Shedding is minimal which is great for lots of cuddles but fur free clothes
What are some downsides to having a cavapoo?
They are very social and people orientated, She doesn’t like being alone and there can be separation anxiety issues. Working in a school means I get the bonus of all the holiday time and finish early so I have lots of time to spend with Perri, however leaving her at the start of the day is difficult for us both!
Does your cavapoo shed much and how do you deal with it?
I specified with my breeder that I would like a pup with a low shedding coat- Once the pup’s were 6 weeks and the coats were identifiable I got to choose from the puppy’s that met this criteria so luckily, I do not have the hassle of de-fluffing everything!
Do you travel with your cavapoo? What do you do when you need to go on vacation? (Pet sitter? Dog hotel? :))
I have been on day trips with Perri to puppy acceptable destinations ( Cafe’s which allow dogs and outdoor activities ) I have not been abroad since getting Perri but I would leave her with a family member if I was to go away.
Would you recommend other people to have a cavapoo, why or why not?
I would! If you have the time to give a cavapoo I would highly recommend the breed. They are lovely dogs. Very easy to train and very loving.
Cavapoo or Cavoodle? 😉 (Or cavadoodle?)
If I’m on a dog walk I say cavadoodle as it sounds nicer!