Do cavalier King Charles shed a lot?

(21 Posts)
pinkground202 Fri 26-Apr-19 12:47:57

I love them, and have a chance to get one. We've wanted a dog for ages so it's great timing but ds has asthma and shedding could be an issue 😔

Any advice? Thanks

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glasshalfsomething Fri 26-Apr-19 12:54:25

Afraid they do!

pinkground202 Fri 26-Apr-19 13:28:58

Oh no 😩 shattered dreams!

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Still18atheart Fri 26-Apr-19 13:31:07

Have you thought about a cavapoo half poodle half cav no guarantee but could well have none malting hair but same temperament

Dillydallyontheway Fri 26-Apr-19 13:32:59

Yes they do. Lovely dogs but hair everywhere!

bunnygeek Fri 26-Apr-19 14:06:59

Don't go for a Cavapoo, there's no guarantee of non-shedding fur and no reputable breeders are producing that crossbreed. There's a high chance you'll end up with a puppy farmed dog.

Plenty of other low-shedding healthier dogs though. What about a Schnauzer?

Theredjellybean Fri 26-Apr-19 14:08:25

I have had four in total and none shredded much, we also have ours clipped regularly so no long hair...
Lovely lovely dogs, wonderful with kids


Theredjellybean Fri 26-Apr-19 14:09:44

🤣 Shredded.... My current pair are quite shredded due to running regularly with me but previous ddogs were quite portly!!!

tabulahrasa Fri 26-Apr-19 14:14:20

Thing is, either dogs affect his asthma or they don’t... fur isn’t usually what triggers it, it’s the proteins in their skin and saliva.

StrippingTheVelvet Fri 26-Apr-19 14:47:02

A build up of dust/hair lying around from badly shedding dogs definitely affect my asthma. I could've got a Labrador and hoovered 3x a day but I got a schnauzer instead grin

Nesssie Fri 26-Apr-19 14:50:44

A responsibly bred cavapoo/cavachon could work. They aren’t all pupp farmer and an experienced breeder should be able to give an indication of shedding potential. I know several and all either don’t shed or shed very very little. And all have lovely cavalier temperaments. Much much calmer than cockerpoos.

You will get slated on here for showing may interest in crossbreeds so if it is something you are considering, I would keep it quiet

phonehomephone Fri 26-Apr-19 15:49:15

You need a 2 nd generation ...poo.

Cocker is bred with poodle = 1st generation cockerpoo

1st generation cockerpoo is bred with poodle = 2 nd generation cockerpoo ( so more poo than cocker, so more likely to be hair rather than fur)

Or just pick a hair dog not a fur dog. A poodle or Bedlington Terrier is for example. I'm sure there are others, but I don't know off hand and wouldn't take Google's word for it.

MissShapesMissStakes Fri 26-Apr-19 18:09:03

Don’t go for a poodle cross. There are no guarantees and loads end up in rescue because they don’t shed to start with but as their coat ages they can shed more.
I have dog-induced asthma. Got a mini poodle. He’s amazing. And he doesn’t really effect my asthma unless we have a very long snuggle at night.

MissShapesMissStakes Fri 26-Apr-19 18:10:01

Oh and he really hasn’t shed at all so far. Even after an overdue combing - there’s hardly anything in the comb

ScreamingValenta Fri 26-Apr-19 18:11:10

Yes, they do. Regular brushing helps but their hair is so long, it does get all over the furniture.

MattMagnolia Fri 26-Apr-19 21:11:46

Moulting is the least of a Cavalier’s likely problems.

pinkground202 Fri 26-Apr-19 22:51:40

Thanks for all the great advice. We got a puppy years ago when the dc were little, all was good until she got to about 14 weeks and started to shed and ds ended up in hospital with an asthma attack. We had to rehome the pup which was such a shame, so we really need to be careful this time.

Dd would give anything for a daschund but I know they are a no from a shedding point of view.

I think a poodle or bichon is possibly best for us? I just love those sweet little cavalier faces and fluffy ears, but I'll have to wait until ds leaves home!

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tabulahrasa Sat 27-Apr-19 05:52:26

“all was good until she got to about 14 weeks and started to shed”

Except they don’t just start to shed at 14 weeks...

I’d be really cautious about a non shedding breed as well tbh.

BiteyShark Sat 27-Apr-19 07:09:36

I too thought that puppies shed their coat a lot later than at 14 weeks.

I don't have dog allergies but I did at first with my puppy. My arms and hands were red raw reacting to his saliva as he would naturally lick my hands. That did calm down after a few months.

If you had to rehome a puppy before at that age I would be very cautious about getting another one given your update about the shedding as most people aren't allergic to hair but other things such as the dander or saliva and you will just be doing the same thing.

werideatdawn Sat 27-Apr-19 08:02:14

I don't think you should get another dog.

Randomnumbers7483 Sat 27-Apr-19 08:16:01

All dogs shed. Same as all humans lose skin cells. Cavaliers are absolutely one of the worst shedders, we have several (we hoover at least once a day and can completely fill the hoover up with the fur and bits of garden they bring back in on their fur!) and are pretty immune/not bothered by finding dog hair on stuff. But I have also had very short haired breeds, dachshunds and the like, and they also shed, it just isn’t as obvious as the there is less fur and it is shorter.

Cavachons, Cavapoos (and all these other made up names for what is a simply a cross-breed) will also shed. Some dogs less than others, but until you get the dog home and live with it for a while you will not know how much. That is unfair on both you and the dog. You will become attached to it and the dog will think he has a home and then get moved on within a couple of weeks when your son has an asthma attack.

I am sorry, but I agree with the poster above who said, if you have a son with a severe allergy like that, you just can’t have any dog.

It is totally wrong to get a dog, when the chances are you will have to re-home it in a couple of weeks. You have already tried it once, it is wrong to do it again to another dog.

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