Weight: 10–15 pounds
Born to be a companion, the Cavashi dog breed retains the sporty nature of his spaniel ancestors. If he’s not sitting on a lap or getting a belly rub, nothing makes him happier than to flush a bird and then attempt to retrieve it. One of the largest of the toy breeds, he’s often as athletic as a true sporting breed and enjoys hiking, running on the beach, and dog sports such as agility, flyball and rally. Some have even shown their prowess as hunting dogs. The more restful members of the breed find success as family friends and therapy dogs.
All dog breeds have a purpose. He simply desires to be with you. you can sometimes expect him to hunt, guard, or retrieve. Affection is his dominant ch racteristic, and your lap is his favorite destination. He is happiest when he is with his family, giving and receiving attention. He's alert and lively and may bark at newcomers to his home. Don't worry, though; he'll make friends with your guests the minute they walk inside.