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Coton de Tulear :
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.
CharacterThe 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.
Coton de Tulear Temperament:
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.Coton De Tulear Breeders & Puppies For Sale If your a Coton De Tulear breeder and have Coton De Tulear puppies for sale, send us your details for free and we will add to our Coton De Tulear Breeders page.
Black And White Coton de Tulear:
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Origin / History Madagascar’s official dog breed, Coton de Tulear, got its name from its coat’s cotton-like texture and from Tulear’s Malagasy port. These dogs are part of the Bichon family. Since there are no reliable documentations of the breed’s origins, the reason for its prevalence in Madagascar still remains uncertain. However, there are speculations that these dogs were brought to Madagascar by sailors coming from Portugal and Spain during the 16th century.
White Coton de Tulear:
The Coton de Tulear is a product of cross-breeding French Bichon type dogs with some native dogs of Madagascar. During the 17th century, breeding and ownership of these dogs were restricted to the Malagasy nobility. It was only in the late 1970s that these dogs were imported to Europe and the United States. These dogs are now popular in America, but are still considered as a rare dog breed.Appearance These dogs sport fluffy and cottony coats, which are composed of hair rather than fur. Their forelegs are lightly-muscled, thin, and covered with hair.
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Colours Dogs of this breed have coats that are pure white, or white with markings of black, gray, lemon, or brown. There are some standards allowing white and black, or even cream and white along with markings of black on the dog’s head. There are also some of these dogs that are all black, or dark brown with black.The main focus as Coton De Tulear breeders is good health and temperament. We provide a written health guarantee with all our puppies, as well as further information regarding training, feeding and basic care. Our adult dogs have been cerfed (eyes examined by a certified veterinary opthamologist) and given regular vet check-ups. All puppies are examined for luxting patellas, given a thorough health check-up, and vaccinated prior to placement in their new homes.
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Prospective owners are asked to fill out an interview sheet and provide references. We, in turn, can provide references for interested families. We work very hard at finding the right puppy for the right home. Temperament testing of the puppies, and information on the home are matched. Our experience and expertise ensure that you will have the perfect addition to your family – an emotionally balanced, happy dog. The Coton De Tulear is a loyal, friendly, and playful dog. It will follow its master to do 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.