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Cava-Tzu Characteristics

The Cava-Tzu is an adorable little active lap dog. A hybrid breed between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Shih-Tzu, they are loyal, loving dogs who enjoy nothing more than spending time with their humans. Their small size makes them a great candidate for apartment living, but be sure to provide them with at least a brisk walk every day to ensure good health and happy behavior.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Determined

The Cava-Tzu is a small dog with a black, brown, or white coat, weighing in between 9-16 pounds and standing about 17 inches tall at the shoulder.  These dogs, like many small dogs, love to be held, and trust us when we say, people want to hold them! However, it is important to provide them with playtime or other forms of exercise to stay healthy.  
 
Like many small dogs, Cava-Tzus are prone to some dental issues. Experts say this is because of their smaller skulls and jaws, which can lead to overcrowding of the teeth. This overcrowding creates more spaces where food can get trapped, and bacteria can grow.  Just be sure you keep your regular appointments with the vet and keep your Cava-Tzu’s teeth clean.
 
Cava-Tzu’s have boundless personalities and often aren’t at all afraid to pick fights with large dogs. To help ensure your Cava-Tzu doesn’t find itself in trouble, introduce him to large dogs under close supervision and be prepared to break up any potential quarrels. They’re great with other animals and children when socialized and are affectionate, snuggly companions. 
 

How dog-friendly is Utah?

Utah has some definite areas for improvement for pets. Let’s dig into the numbers and find out Utah’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to dog-friendly living.


Animal advocacy group Pawsafe conducted a study ranking each state by its pet-friendliness. The study evaluated states according to several important factors like animal cruelty laws and regulations, pet-friendly accommodations, pet services, and the number of dog parks and hiking trails.


In their study, Utah ranked as the 37th most pet-friendly state. Unfortunately, the state did not score well for its animal welfare laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards. Definitely room for improvement.


Safewise is a national safety review site. Their study on animal safety also ranked states. In their study, Utah is ranked as the 35th most pet-friendly state. Combining these two studies puts Utah somewhere towards the middle to the bottom of the list of pet-friendly states.

A few more facts for dog-lovers in Utah

Here’s an upside: BringFido lists Utah as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 1500 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists Millcreek Canyon and Memory Grove as popular dog-friendly attractions within Salt Lake City.


Thirty-six percent of Utah residents own a dog. This is below the national dog ownership rate of 40%, though not by much. 


What kinds of dogs do Utahans love? According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Utah are Labradors, Retrievers, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Huskies, Collies, and French Bulldogs. 

Animal welfare & dog shelters in Utah

Utah saved 39,358 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 4740 animals were killed over this same period. 


Forty-two out of 62 of the animal shelters within Utah are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is relatively high, and the state has an above-average save rate of 88%. However, this is just short of the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state.

 

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