Health Testing

The Cavapoo is known to suffer from a few hereditary health issues that commonly affect their parent breeds, which are worth knowing about.

A reputable breeder would always have their stud dog and mother tested for any health issues that are associated with the breeds because this is the only way of reducing the chances of their offspring inheriting any of these known disorders and health issues.

The health concerns that are known to affect the Poodle and the Cavalier are as follows:

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel:

  • ​Episodic Falling Syndrome - EF

  • Muscular Dystrophy - MD

  • Dry eye and curly coat syndrome - DE&CC

  • Heart test to detect a murmur

Miniature Poodle:

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy - PRCD-PRA

  • Familial Nephropathy - FN

  • Degenerative Myelopathy - DM

  • Von Willebrand Disease - VWD

  • Macrothrombocytopenia - MTC

  • Malignant Hyperthermia - MH

Always check with your Veterinary Practitioner to obtain the most up to date advice.