Thinking about purchasing an Coton De Tulear? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Coton De Tulear breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Coton De Tulear owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Coton De Tulear and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Coton De Tulear Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Coton De Tulear and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Coton De Tulear Profile
The Coton De Tulear is a loyal, friendly, and playful dog. It will follow its master to do practically anything, and are good pets for families with children or older couples. Originally from Madagascar, the Coton De Tulear tends to be very affectionate and loyal and will follow its master to the very end. They are small, fluffy dogs that are either pure white, tri-colored with black and yellow patches, or simply black and white. The breed was descended from the Bichon-type dogs, which do not shed a lot. Cotons are known for their comical ability to walk on their hind legs. They are adoring of humans, and quite silly at times. Their hair may need regular grooming, but their happy personalities make up for the trouble of grooming. Previously known as the "Royal Dog of Madagascar", until the 20th century it was illegal to own this breed unless you were of high economic status. A joyful and active pet, the Coton de Tulear makes an original and enjoyable companion for years to come.
Type: Companion Dog
Height: 8.5 -
all white, tri-colored in white with grayish-black and yellow patches, or simply
black and white. Slight lemon or gray color on ears acceptable; dark pigmentation.
De Tulears are very devoted to its master, the Coton always wants to be in their
presence and tries its best to please. They are joyful, playful and sometimes
clownish. They have been known to walk on their back legs. They are lively,
gentle, and affectionate. They are very alert, cheerful and agreeable. They
are friendly to all but are especially attached to their family. They are friendly
with children and other pets as well. They are also intelligent and can adapt
to almost any environment.
Watch-dog: Good. They are
Coton De Tulear Care and Exercise:
Its long coat requires relatively little care, but still needs
periodic grooming. Daily brushing and average exercise are all this pup needs.
Coton De Tulear Health Issues: No genetic defects. Other health concerns include eye problems, kidney disease and thyroid disease.
Life Span: 12 -
Country of Origin:
Coton De Tulears
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