Coton de Tulear, is a small-sized dog, weighing only from 7 to 13 lbs, originating from Madagascar. Nicknamed Coty, this white or yellowish-white dog can live from 14 to 20 years; it is a very calm and joyous dog which adores children.
This happy little fella is characterized by long cotton-like hair, and large, dark expressive eyes. Males’ height is around 11 inches, while females are a little bit shorter, with an average height of 9 inches.
What completely sets it apart from the rest of the dogs, are its bangs, which many owners tend to move away with a bobby pin. Wide falling ears and long, soft hair, together with widespread, button-like eyes leave no one indifferent. This breed is hypoallergenic which means it is recommended for those who are already allergic to dogs’ hair. The hair of Coton de Tulear doesn’t have that specific dog smell, which is why you will love having this dog.
Coton de Tulear is not only a joyous and a playful dog but also a very intelligent one as well, and there are many stories being told about its remarkable ability to survive.
Even though they love playing, they are not annoying and very often they are amused by themselves alone. Still, they are very fond of human, especially children’s attention. It will cuddle all the time, trying to get you to take it for a walk or play with it. It will always get what it wants from you and it will use all the possible methods.
Regular daily brushing is obligatory having in mind its long, dense hair. When bathing time comes you won’t be having any trouble. Coton de Tulear loves bathing, so be sure the dog and its fur will be very grateful to you for providing it regular baths. They are generally very healthy, but you should be cautious due to its potential problems with eyes, liver, spine and heart.
Now that you have familiarized yourself with this dog, we believe you have fallen in love and won’t be able to stop thinking about it!