The Coton de Tulear is a long name for a dog! The breed originated in the port city of Tulear on the island of Madagascar, where they once were reserved only for royalty. This is a small dog whose beautiful white coat is similar to soft cotton. The French word coton translates to the English cotton. The texture of the Coton’s coat makes it stand out from other breeds. It has hair—not fur—that is so soft and silky, does not shed, and is great for families who suffer from allergies because it is hypo-allergenic.
They are part of the Bichon family and are known as clowns. The French refer to them as anti-depressants because they are bound to make everyone happy! They are known for their Coton “tilt” as they often tilt their head when you talk to them. They are very intelligent and are trained easily. Cotons are fun and lively dogs, great with children and other pets. They are also very loyal and can have a protective nature.
As you browse our website, we are sure you will just fall in love with these precious dogs. Our puppies are born in our room then moved to the family room when they are old enough. In our big family they will receive lots of attention, hear many different sounds, and the other dogs. They will be well socialized when they are ready to go to their forever families where they will live long happy lives.
We love our dogs and are very excited about our breeding program. We look forward to meeting many families for years to come.
The Coton De Tulear is known to have a fading gene. Cotons are usually either all white, white with champagne markings, tri-color, or less often black and white. The dark colors on the tri-colored puppies usually fade to mostly white. Puppies that have the darker brown or ginger color may possibly maintain some of their color. Tri-colored puppies with primarily black and brown will eventually fade most of the time to white. White puppies with the champagne marking may keep some although it does fade also. The more rare black and white where it is white with prominent black patches on the head and body are more likely to retain their color. There is no exact answer to know what color they will be as they grow up. This is an important thing to keep in mind when deciding on a puppy.