Coton de Tulear

Non-Sporting Group – AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS)

Photos courtesy of Angelique Cotons

The Coton de Tulear is the official dog of Madagascar and is a sociable, friendly and affectionate little dog who is also great with children when properly handled.  It loves its owners and wants to be an active part of their life.  They get along with other pets.  The Coton is very vocal with grunts and other enchanting little noises when playing.  It is an active breed that enjoys exercise and can perform in agility.  The Coton will often walk on its back legs to please its owner.  It also fits into a family routine as long as it gets a daily stroll.  This breed sheds very little and is good for allergy sufferers.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Pleasing and entertaining
Cotton-like or fluffy Daily attention Daily strolls.  Sheds very little.


Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

United States of America Coton de Tulear Club

Coton de Tulear Club of America

American Coton Club

We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.

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