Coton De Tulear

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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The Coton originated in the island of Madagascar in the early 20th century. They are still considered to be a rare breed in the United States, where there are only perhaps 5,000 total. The American Kennel Club does not yet recognize the Coton, and as such, there is no uniform standard.
The Coton de Tulear is an adaptable and boisterous companion. They thrive on being an integral part of the family, and do not like to be left alone for an extended length of time. They are content to be on your lap or at your feet, but are also instantly ready for play or a ride in the car.
The Coton de Tulear is alert and territorial. They form strong attachments to both Master and family. They will alert to danger by barking, but only when it is necessary. They are extremely intelligent and love all of the attention they can get. The Coton is very social and enjoys outings and experiences. They get along well with other pets and children.
The Coton requires frequent brushing and combing to keep the coat free of matting. Special attention must be given to the undercoat. They may also be given a cropped cut. This breed has no significant genetic diseases built into it due to its rarity. Breeders have been very careful to keep the Coton line pure.
Coton is French for cotton. Hence, this breeds coat is fluffy and cottony, not silky. There is a long topcoat that is dry, dirt shedding, and non-oily. Most but not all Cotons will have a fine, thin, downy undercoat.
The Coton de Tulear is bright and intelligent, but may be slow to mature. They may be difficult to housebreak. They do well with early socialization and obedience training. They require firm, consistent, and loving direction and do very well with a lot of praise and direction.
This breed is an indoor companion. They do not require high levels of exercise, but do need a short walk every day. They also appreciate play sessions as often as possible. They adjust and adapt well to apartment, condo, and urban living. They have the capability and endurance for long hikes.
12 - 15 lbs
10 - 12 inches
White or tri color
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2018

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How much do Coton De Tulear puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Coton De Tulear varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Coton De Tulear puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Coton De Tulears sold is $1,200.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Coton De Tulear with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,200 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Coton De Tulear with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Coton De Tulears sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,200.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $2,200.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 3780 Coton De Tulear puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Coton De Tulear puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Coton De Tulears true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Coton De Tulear Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 3780 Coton De Tulear dogs.
  • 1. Barry
  • 2. Lucy
  • 3. Bella
  • 4. Max
  • 5. Daisy
  • 6. Linus
  • 7. Sam
  • 8. Shaggs
  • 9. Bandit
  • 10. Becky
  • 11. Beth
  • 12. Chloe
  • 13. Cleo
  • 14. Lilly
  • 15. Lisa
  • 16. Muffin
  • 17. Sally
  • 18. Callie
  • 19. Candy
  • 20. Dolly

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Member Since: May 2016
Location: New York City, New York
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Dear Coton loves, we are so happy to share with you our Coton de Tulear story. We live in NYC, few years ago we got our first Coton & fell in love with him, can you blame us? Gio is perfect, healthy & sweet boy with warm almond-shaped remarkable eyes, he can melt anyone's heart. His coat is snow white, always looks clean, full & attractive. Gio's compassionate & loving personally makes us love him even more...He can read your mind before you finish your thought, it's pretty amazing to have him around. He is my favorite Coton in the whole world. Seeing how lonely he gets sometimes, when we all leave for work & school, we decided to find him a perfect friend - an amazing Coton-girl with champagne ears, agile personality, always happy & incredibly bright. Natasha can outsmart anyone, make you feel so proud of her & brighten up your day. What a girl, she is ! This year my darling Cotons, Gio & Natasha, gave us an amazing chance to deliver & care for their absolutely unique puppies. Little Cotons have SUNNY personalities, good health, sense of humor & they look AWESOME. God Bless Cotons!!! They got mother's champagne ears & some brown spots on the head, snow-white perfect coat & father's almond-shaped remarkable eyes. Simply gorgeous & perfect in every which way! It would be almost impossible to let them go..., but we have to find them good loving homes with children or other pets. If you know Cotons, they absolutely love happy family with children, they will do everything to keep you happy. They must be loved & cared for, treated with respect & understanding... All little Cotons are well behaved, clean, healthy, potty trained & perfect. Both of my dogs are pure-breeds, both have champion bloodlines, both have NYC license & perfect Vet records. Puppies have full vaccination records & Vet exam papers available upon request. Being a Coton owner for years, I can say I gained some pretty valuable experience & knowledge that I would love to share with Coton owners: perfect way of grooming Cotons at home & some important food tips to keep them healthy & happy. Not many books are available about Cotons. New owners of my puppies will receive free GIFT basket: Puppy Food, Treats & perfect Coton shampoo/conditioner set. You can contact me at : As a BONUS, we offer one week of Free Boarding for any of our puppies at my house !!! Have a Blessed & Happy Week. Lana & Cotons P.S. Good income is a plus when you have Coton de Tulear on board. MUST LOVE DOGS !!!

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Anonymous asked:
Hi, I am considering adding a Coton to our family in the next few months. It seems that most breeders are requiring a fenced in yard now. Would you please tell me the acceptable fence height? I have a fence that is 4 and a half feet in some places and 5 in others. Is this acceptable?

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With the size of the Conton De Tulear, the size of your fencing will be just fine. Make sure that it is puppy/dog proof and there are no weak spots or easy to dig places where the puppy or dog could get out. Taking pictures of your fencing with you standing beside it for reference to show the breeder will also be good to give the breeder peace of mind.

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Do Coton De Tulear puppies shed?



I have 2 Cotton's and neither one of them shed. They are also hypoallergenic for allergy sufferers. Wonderful dogs!


No, you might find little puffs of hair laying around but you can just pick it up and throw it away. Coton De Tulear's are hypoallergenic.


Cotons do shed, but not like a regular dog. They shed like we humans do. Cotons have hair, not fur. You will brush most loose hair that comes out. You will need to brush them regularly like you do your own to prevent knots and matting. But, no, Coton's do not shed like regular dogs because they do not have fur.

Anonymous asked:
Does the Coton De Tulear breed grow more than 15 pounds?



Yes! There is an offspring of the breed, the tall coton, which is larger and taller which can grow to 18 to 20 pounds. My baby girl is 21 lbs on a good day and can get up to 24 if allowed to overeat.


The Coton ranges in weight from 8 lbs - 15 lbs. But we have one that loves to eat and she weighs almost 20 lbs.


Have known personally Cotons that have gotten up to 18lbs. But, the average is usually about 12-13lbs.

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I am thinking of adopting a young adult, male "long-legged" Coton. I have not seen the dog in person as yet, but I have taken care of a friend's Coton so I'm quite familiar with and love them. I am told this Coton weighs 25 lbs. Is that possible, or is it likely mixed with another breed? He looks like my friend's purebred Coton in photos.

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We have a male Coton who is 8 years old. He ways 27 pounds which is heavy for the breed but in no way would I say he is out of shape. He was the largest of the litter and is tall and long.

Anonymous asked:
I am looking to get a Coton puppy I found for sale and currently own a Bichon Frise and I am wondering if Cotons are as hard to keep white as the Bichons are?



Give your dog bottled spring water and the eye stain virtually disappears!


I have a white Coton and a black and white Coton. The white one stains around the eyes when I don't use Angel Eyes; however, the rest of him stays white with routine grooming with the use of whitening shampoo. I do not have a problem with eye-staining with my black and white Coton.

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Updated: 12/14/2018