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Height: 10 – 12 inches Weight: 12 – 15 lbs
Colors: Coat: Single coated. Approximately 3-3½ inches long, fine, slightly wavy, texture of cotton, shown in natural state. Color White. Slight lemon or gray color on ears acceptable; dark pigmentation.
Temperament: Cotons De Tulear are very devoted to its master, the Coton always wants to be in their presence and tries its best to please. With Children: Very Good With Pets: Very Good
Watch-dog: Good Guard-dog: Very Poor
Care and Exercise: Its long coat requires relatively little care, but still needs periodic grooming. Training: Learning Rate:
Activity: Living Environment:
Health Issues: No genetic defects
Life Span: 16 years Litter Size:
Country of Origin: Madagascar History: The Coton de Tulear is a relative to the Bichon-type dogs and the Italian Bolognese. There are a couple of theories about its arrival in Madagascar: arriving with French troops, or from a shipwreck off of the island. It was used mainly as a companion dog in the Tulear region of Madagascar. It dates back to the 1600s, but it wasn’t until the 70s and 80s that it really became known in Europe and North America.
Class: Toy Registries: CKC, KC, FCI, AKC (1/2004)