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Coton De Tulear Breed Profile

Coton De Tulear Breed Profile

Coton De Tulear fact file

KC Group: Toy
Size: Small
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Up to 30 minutes per day
Good guard dogs?: No
Moulting level: Low
Grooming: Every day
Colours: He is usually all white in colour, his ears may be lemon or grey in colour.
Jogging partner: Short runs

The Coton de Tulear, also known as the Royal Dog of Madagascar, was first recognised in 1990 but he has existed in his native Madagascar, particularly on the island of Tula, for several hundred years. Although very few have been exported from Madagascar, the breed is becoming more popular in the USA, Europe and the UK. The Coton de Tulear earned his name in part from his unique cotton-like hair, which is very fine and dry to the touch.

Coton De Tulear Character

Intelligent, courageous, calm, and willing to learn. Friendly and Faithful. He can be quite a clown, and will play to the crowd if given the opportunity.

Coton De Tulear Size

Small, white dog. Slightly longer than high. Long coat of distinctive texture. Height: 25 - 32cm, weight: 5 - 6 kg.

Coton De Tulear Health

No significant health problems, except patella luxation, although the eye conditions and progressive retinal atrophy and CMR2 (canine multifocal retinopathy type 2) are also known.

Coton De Tulear Special Care

There is no shedding and the breed rarely affects people with allergies, however regular brushing and combing is necessary. 

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.

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