Coton De Tulear

Breed stats

Breed group Toy Size Small Life span Over 12 Years Exercise Up to 30 minutes per day Grooming Every day Coat length Long Coat sheds? No
The little Coton De Tulear is always eager to please.

The French word "coton" means cotton and these dogs look like a little ball of fluffy cotton. They do come in a variety of colours but the preferred one for show dogs is white.

The Coton De Tulear is the official dog of Madagascar and was originally bred as a companion. They are friendly, lively and sociable and very people-centred and they naturally tend to get on well with people and other animals.

They are active indoors but enjoy physical exercise outdoors too, including swimming, and do well at agility.

Their long hair needs a good deal of grooming. There are no known health problems.


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