Appearance

The Cava Tzu is a sturdy, lively, toy dog with a long flowing double coat. They have dark
round eyes with a pleasing expression. They can have black and tan colors, ruby,
blenheim, or tricolor. Their muzzle is short and blunt, and have long drooping ears that
are covered in feathery soft fur.

Temperament

They are gentle, playful, affectionate and very wiling to please. They love to play ball and
will chase anything you throw for them. Cava Tzus are trusting, companionable, and get
along with everyone, generally. They are very people oriented, vivacious and athletic.

History

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were popular among all royalty, and many used them
as lap dogs, companions, foot warmers and more. Some were referred to as
"comforter spaniels". They were a favorite of the aristocracy in the early nineteenth
century as well. Thought to have been around since possibly the 7th century, the Shih
Tzu was probably descends from a Lhasa type dog that came from Tibet, which then
mixed with the Pekignese or Tibetan Mountain Dog.
Coat:
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8-13 inches
Moderate
Medium
9-14 Years
Long, dense, silky and straight
Low
Cavalier: Great Britain, Shih Tzu: Tibet
All colors
Low - Medium
Gentle, loyal, proud
8-18 pounds
High
Cava Tzu
A Cava Tzu is a cross-breed of a Cavalier King
Charles and a Shih Tzu and may demonstrate
any combination of traits from those two breeds