Sweet and cuddly dog breed with a clownish personality, the Coton de Tulear is always ready for a good time. This smart little dog with the cottony coat originated in Madagascar and is related to the Bichon Frise and the Maltese. See below for complete list of Coton de Tulear characteristics! Coton de Tulear Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Key Vitals of Coton de Tulear
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Coton de Tulear Companion Dogs 8 inches to 1 foot tall 8 to 13 pounds Upto 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Coton de Tulear is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 5 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Coton de Tulear is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Coton de Tulear is rated 2 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored low and is not suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 1 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 5 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 1 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 2 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored low and is not suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 3 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Coton de Tulear is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Coton de Tulear has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

8 inches to 1 foot tall at the shoulder

Weight

8 to 13 pounds

Life Span

Upto 14 years

Highlights

The Coton de Tulear originated on the island of Madagascar and is related to the Bichon Frise and the Maltese.The Coton loves being with people and dislikes being separated from them.The Coton is smart and takes well to training. He’s an enthusiastic participant in agility and obedience competitions.The Coton is a hardy dog, but he’s a companion breed who should live indoors. He’s particularly well-suited to apartment living.Cotons enjoy playing and going for walks, but they adjust their activity to their people’s level.Cotons require brushing several times a week to prevent mats and tangles from forming. Bathe them as needed, weekly or monthly.Coton puppies need extra grooming while their adult coats are coming in, usually between seven and 15 months of age.Never buy a Coton from a puppy mill, a pet store, or a breeder who doesn’t provide health clearances or guarantees. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, who breeds for sound temperaments, and who has signed the breed club’s code of ethics.