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Cava-Chin

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Japanese Chin Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Lady the Cava-Chin standing outside next to a frisbee with white lawn furniture behind her and looking towards the camera holder

Lady the Cava-Chin (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Japanese Chin mix) at 10 months old

Other Names
  • Cavachin
Description

The Cava-Chin is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Japanese Chin. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Cava-Chin
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Cava-Chin
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry® = Cavachin
Ollie the Cava-Chin sitting in snow with its mouth open and looking at the camera holder

Ollie the Cava-Chin (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Japanese Chin mix) at 7 months old—"Ollie is a Cavachin puppy who enjoys sleeping, playing and most of all eating! He is calm indoors but has lots of energy to go on walks or run in the field. He'll do anything for a treat which makes him easy to train. Ollie is very loyal and hardly leaves my side when he is off leash, unless he sees another dog, in which case he is in their face giving them lots of kisses! Ollie likes to be around people, but he's not much of a cuddler. In fact, he'll move to a different couch if someone sits down next to him!"

Close Up - Lady the Cava-Chin standing in grass looking at the camera holder

Lady the Cava-Chin (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Japanese Chin mix) at 10 months old

Cava-Chin Puppy laying on a rock with big trees, a stream and rock wall behind it

Cava-Chin puppy at 10 weeks old—the sire was a lemon and white Japanese Chin and the dam was a tri Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, both registered with APRI. Photo courtesy of Mini Cuddles Toy Kennel

Cava-Chin Puppy sitting on a rock with a light pole, a stream and a rock wall behind it

Cava-Chin puppy at 10 weeks old, photo courtesy of Mini Cuddles Toy Kennel