Long in the enamel? The baby-faced cava-poo-chon (Picture: AP)
This dog might be a little long in the enamel, but youd never know it considering its baby-faced appearance.
Even when its fully-grown, the cava-poo-chon still looks like a pup and its the newest go-to dog in the present pattern for small pets.
Bred by Arizona-based Linda and Steve Rogers, thecava-poo-chonis a cavalier King Charles spaniel and bichon frise blend bred with a miniature poodle.
The pair enlisted the aid of a geneticist and reproductive veterinarian to build up the tribrid or triple cross.
Cava-poo-chon is a triple cross combining the best of three dog breeds (Picture: AP)
According to Ms Rogers, cava-poo-choncombines the best of the three breeds and can be found with a selection of color and two kinds of coat: curly or really curly.
The dogssmall stature means it’ll never shed its youthful looks and Linda says there’s no reason the dogs cant appreciate a 20-year lifespan.
However, the American Kennel Club refuses to understand the cava-poo-chon being an official breed, with one specialist describing some specially-bred small dogs as costly gimmicks.
Dog coach Steve Haynes, who is working with 50 first-generation cava-poo-chons, said: Theres been a market for these forever-ish young dogs.Until lately, specialised dogs like miniature Yorkies and miniature Maltese were the go-to dogs.
With such a specialised selection of features, it’s probably unsurprising the cava-poo-chon comes with a hefty cost. If you want one it’ll set you straight back between $3,500 (?2,165 ).
and $2,000 (?1,237)
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