The Coton de Tulear is a small and charming toy breed known for its distinctive cotton-like coat, cheerful personality, and affectionate nature.
The Coton de Tulear originated in Madagascar and is named after the port city of Tulear. They were originally kept as companions for the Malagasy nobility and were believed to have been brought to the island by French seafarers. The breed gained recognition and popularity in the United States in the late 20th century.
Cotons de Tulear are known for their delightful personalities, making them wonderful family pets and companions for those seeking a small, affectionate, and low-maintenance dog.
Coton de Tulear
Height: 10-11 inches male, 9-10 inches female
Weight: 9-15 pounds male, 8-13 pounds female
Life Expectancy: 15-19 years
Coat Type: The most distinctive feature of the Coton de Tulear is its long, soft, and dense coat, which resembles cotton. The coat is non-shedding and hypoallergenic.
Friendly: Cotons are known for their friendly and sociable nature. They are typically good with children, other pets, and strangers.
Playful: Despite their small size, Cotons are energetic and enjoy playtime. They often retain a playful and puppy-like demeanor throughout their lives.
Affectionate: They form strong bonds with their owners and are known to be affectionate and devoted companions.
Intelligent: Cotons are intelligent and can be trained, though they may have a bit of independent thinking.
Adaptable: Cotons are adaptable to various living environments, including apartments, as long as they get enough attention and exercise.