How big do male Coton de Tulear get?
The Coton de Tulear (KO-Tone Dih TOO-Lay-ARE) is a small, immensely charming dog standing between 9 and 11 inches high and weighing anywhere from 8 to 13 pounds. Cotons are known for a profuse white coat that is as soft as cotton (or, as the French say, ‘coton’).
What age is a Coton de Tulear full grown?
The Coton de Tulear male will end its growth at 12 months.
How rare are Coton de Tulears?
The Coton de Tulear remains a rare breed and is in danger of extinction in its native Madagascar. Madagascar residents are proud of the breed and featured a tri-colored Coton de Tulear on a postage stamp that was issued in 1974.
Do Coton de Tulear like to cuddle?
Coton de Tulears generally do very well with other pets in the home. They acclimate well and aren’t afraid to make new friends. Because of their small size, they will make terrific cuddle buddies for the family cat and a giant breed dog.
Are cotons aggressive?
Coton de Tulear is not at all an aggressive dog but is very friendly and loving. It might get aggressive if someone provokes them but are less likely to bite them. Their aggression also depends on the way you raise them, so treat them with love from their young age.
Are there any genetic issues with the Coton de Tulear?
The Coton de Tulear has remained fairly free of genetic health issues. That is not to say that they do not exist, but that any incidences are of an extremely low percentage. In the Coton, known incidences are usually in the one- to five-percent range.
How big does a Coton de Tulear get?
ALL I HAVE READ AND BEEN TOLD IS THAT THEY USUALLY CAN GET UP TO 15-18 LBS. MY FEMALE IS NOW 9 MONTHS OLD AND WEIGHS ALMOST 10. SHE LOOKS BIGGER BECAUSE OF HER LONG HAIR. THEY ARE WONDERFUL WITH CHILDREN AND EVERYONE ELSE BUT WE HAVE FOUND OUT IN PUBLIC SHE WANTS TO SHY AWAY FROM KIDS WHEN THEY START TRYING TO HANDLE HER HEAD AND FACE.
What kind of dog is the Coton de Tulear?
AKC Marketplace is the only site to exclusively list 100% AKC puppies from AKC-Registered litters and the breeders who have cared for and raised these puppies are required to follow rules and regulations established by the AKC. The Coton de Tulear, also known as the “Royal Dog of Madagascar”, is a hardy, sturdy small white companion dog.
Who is the parent club for the Coton de Tulear?
Formed in 1993, the United States of America Coton de Tulear Club is the official AKC Parent Club for the Coton. AKC Marketplace is the only site to exclusively list 100% AKC puppies from AKC-Registered litters and the breeders who have cared for and raised these puppies are required to follow rules and regulations established by the AKC.
Is there a breed standard for Coton de Tulear?
In the Western Hemisphere, the Coton de Tulear is registered by the Coton de Tulear Club of America (CTCA). The CTCA was formed in 1976 to maintain the Official Breed Standard, Stud Book, Pedigree, History, and owner’s Registrations. The CTCA’s registry is the oldest, continuously active Coton de Tulear registry in the world.
What are the pros and cons of Coton de Tulear?
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How did the Coton de Tulear dog get its name?
Some say that the Coton’s arrival in Madagascar in due to a shipwreck that had the breed onboard. Named for its cotton-like coat, as well as the seaport city of Tulear (known today as Toliara) in Madagascar, the Coton would accompany ladies on sea voyages and were also used to catch rats on these ships.
Can a Coton de Tulear be registered as a FSS?
The Coton de Tulear is being recorded in the AKC Foundation Stock Service. The AKC provides this service to allow purebred breeds to continue to develop while providing them with the security of a reliable and reputable avenue to maintain their records. FSS® breeds are not eligible for AKC registration.