The Rare Breed Coton de Tulear is an amazing, pure-breed companion class dog that originated on the island of Madagascar over four centuries ago where they were bred for several centuries for their intelligence and for their profound attachment to humans.
The availability of Rare Breed Coton de Tulear to the public is limited not only due to their rarity but also because Code of Ethics Breeders are careful about who they sell their precious puppies to, perhaps more so than other breeders.
DESCRIPTION: A Coton’s eyes are dark and warm and so expressive! They have a medium length muzzle and a black nose. The Coton's coat is from 4 to 6 inches long and is more hair-like than fur. Coton de Tulears produce no dander so most people who are allergic to dogs are not allergic to Cotons as a result. Coton hair does require regular grooming, and if well kept up, once past the blooming stage from puppy to adult, the coat is easily managed. The only shedding I have noticed is when they are being combed, or if combing is not done regularly.
Coton de Tulears are long-lived, (over 15 years on average). They have enchanting personalities, and are very affectionate and even-tempered. Coton' antics are extremely engaging and their personalities are sure to warm even the most reluctant of hearts.
Though Cotons thrive in either desert heat or winter cold, the Coton de Tulear is an housedog. Cotons do not do well in a kennel or being raised outside as Coton de Tulears are bred for their attachment and companionship to humans. Unlike many other small dogs Cotons are slow to anger. Coton de Tulears are very attentive to whatever their humans are doing and relish time spent with them. Some Cotons enjoy the outdoors and are very agile and run like the wind! They enjoy walking on their hind legs and will do so simply to please their human family. Cotons are very attentive to whatever is being said. Coton de Tulears retain their puppy-like playfulness throughout their life.
There is a great deal of diversity in the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear- a factor that contributes to the health of the gene pool! Cotons can be all or mostly white or have varying degrees of coloring, with either champagne, fawn, or black trim around the ears and occasionally some pale champagne, tobacco, or black on the face and torso. As a Rare Breed Coton de Tulear pup grows older the color often fades, sometimes all the way to white. By the age of two, there may be only a hint of coloring left, or none at all.
Rare Breed Cotons are known for their intelligence, for their charming personalities, and for their suitability as a companion for condo and apartment dwellers as they do not require a lot of space. They are the perfect family pet for people who suffer from allergies as they produce no dander. They are an excellent Therapy Dog or Emotional Support Dog and are good companions for both young and old alike.