About Coton de Tulear Puppies
If you like the idea of having a fluffy dog, but don’t like the idea of having to clean up a lot of dog fur, the Coton de Tulear may be the breed for you.
These fluffy and fun little dogs originated in Madagascar, and details on how they arrived there are somewhat sketchy. Some say the breed descended from dogs that accompanied troops of the Indian Company settling on the island of Madagascar, while others believe that dogs who swam ashore provided the foundation for this unique breed, which dates back as far as the 15th century.
Beautifully proportioned and symmetrically balanced, the Coton De Tulear is now known as the Royal Dog of Madagascar, and is even depicted on postage stamps from the island. The Coton was recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) in 1971, and has since found it’s way into the hearts and homes of dog lovers all over the world.
Cotons are happy, lively, affectionate and playful – traits that make them sought-after by families, singles and elderly people alike. Cotons love to please their owners, and are intelligent and easily trained.
They develop strong bonds with their human counterparts, and love to be part of a family. Their fondness of children is without equal, making the Coton De Tulear an excellent choice for families with children.
Cotons stand 10 to 12-1/2 inches, and weigh about nine to 14 pounds. Despite it’s appearance, the Coton’s fluffy, cotton-like coat does not require a lot of grooming – a thorough weekly brushing is adequate, and again, shedding is minimal. A great choice for fastidious housekeepers and allergy sufferers alike! Cotons are indoor pets, and do not require a lot of exercise to stay happy and healthy. The breed also makes an effective watchdog.