The Cavoodle (also known as a Cavapoo) is a crossbreed dog, the offspring of a Poodle and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The Cavoodle became especially popular through crossbreeding programs in Australia in the late 1990s. The Cavoodle has since become one of Australia's most popular breeds. They were bred to be healthy, outgoing, small dogs with low to non-shedding coats, who would get along well with children. They are a very popular dog in Australia due to their exceptional temperaments, robustness and low-shed. The breed is also increasingly popular in the United Kingdom.