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 2022

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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 $1,450.00. 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 $2,500 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: $1,450.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $2,500.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 4225 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.

Most Popular Coton De Tulear Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 4225 Coton De Tulear dogs.
  • 1. Barry
  • 2. Daisy
  • 3. Lucy
  • 4. Max
  • 5. Bella
  • 6. Bandit
  • 7. Lilly
  • 8. Linus
  • 9. Sam
  • 10. Sammy
  • 11. Shaggs
  • 12. Becky
  • 13. Beth
  • 14. Chloe
  • 15. Cleo
  • 16. Sally
  • 17. Charlie
  • 18. Dolly
  • 19. Lisa
  • 20. Muffin

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Member Since: September 2010
Location: N/A
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Cotons of Adam's Eden maintains the highest standards for our breeding program. Our hope is to give as much support as needed in the process of acquiring a puppy and them be available for questions, concerns etc during the lifetime of the puppy. We are members of the NACA & USACTC. All of our adults Coton dogs have had their eyes(CERF), patellas, hips and blood tested for any genetic issues. We raise our Coton puppies in our home therefore our puppies are very well socialized and loved. If you would like to reserve a puppy, please check out our website: Our Coton puppies are sweet and cuddly and their markings are stunning. Call or email us we'd be happy to answer any questions.

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Anonymous asked:
What is the average price of a Coton a little over 1 year without papers?

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Unless the parents ( dam + sire ) of the litter are registered with two separate registries, there is no reason for your puppy to be without registration papers. This breed is not very popular yet and so is quite high on the price scale as there are not a lot of dedicated breeders. Pricing is going to depend on not only your area, but where the breeder lives, if shipping needs to be done, and if the parents are registered / champions or not. It is hard to make a ball park number, but they should be less than the prices of a papered puppy. I would suggest something around $1500.00 - $2000.00.

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What is the price of an average Coton de Tulear?



$2500.00 to $3500.00


The average price of a Coton De Tulear puppy all depends on where you live, whether or not you are purchasing a pet or show standard puppy, and if you are paying for breeding rights or not. Most likely your average price is going to be between $2000.00 - $3000.00, with some higher, some lower, again depending on the area.

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Do Coton De Tulear's bark a lot? Are they good with children?

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The Coton De Tulea is a lively, loving, confident breed of dog that forms a strong bond with its owner and family. They will let you know through barking when there is something out of the norm. However, they are not a breed that barks for the sake of barking most of the time. With any dog, exercise and training is key. This will keep your Coton calm and he/she will not be enticed to bark to get out its energy. This breed loves attention and soaks it all up happily, they do well with respectful children and enjoy playing in the yard or park with them. However, because the breed is not very large, interactions between small puppies and children should always be supervised, as a boisterous child could accidentally injure a young pup.

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What is the Coton de tulear adult price range?

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Most breeders will keep their adult dogs after they've passed their breeding age, however some do decide to give their adult dogs up to good homes. The price of the adult will range wildly from a puppy, since the dog is not only an adult and will most likely have a shorter life span, but the dog has also already been fully vetted (most likely spayed or neutered), and had medical exams to prove its genetics to become a breeding dog. Some breeders will adopt out their adult dogs for the price of the spay or neuter, while others may charge half of their puppy adoption fee. I would say the range would be somewhere $500.00 - $1,200.00. But again, that all depends on the breeder, the dog, and the general area that the breeder lives in and the accessibility to this breed.

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?



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.


Your fence is alright, Coton's normally don't jump out of a fence. I have a gate for babies in my doorway and none of mine has ever attempted to jump out.

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Updated: 7/5/2022