Coton De Tulear

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Coton De Tulear


The Coton De Tuléar is a breed of small dog named for the city of Tuléar in Madagascar and for its cotton-like coat, and is still the island’s national dog. The Coton’s ancestors were possibly brought to Madagascar in the 16th and 17th centuries aboard pirate ships. In 1974, Madagascar released a stamp with the image of the Coton, affirming their status as nation’s “royal dog”.


The Coton is a playful, affectionate, intelligent breed. Although generally quiet, it can become very vocal like grunting, barking, and making other noises when having fun. Cotons are known to have a habit of jumping up and walking on their hind legs to please people. Cotons are easy to train as they are very eager to please. Cotons are great with kids and other animals.


Average. Cotons love to swim, run, and play. They adapt well to any kind of living environment.


Between 22 and 30 cm / Between 3.5 and 6 kg.


Medium-to-long, fluffy, cotton-like coat that is considered hair rather than fur. It is a non-shedding breed with low dander.


White , black and white and tricolor.


Average to considerable. The Coton has a coat that requires brushing and combing almost daily and bathing about once per week to maintain its beauty.

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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