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Coton De Tulear

Breed Information Coton De Tulear

General Description

A small dog with long soft hair and large prominent eyes. A lightly built dog that comes in a variety of colours but the preffered is white.

General Health

A generally healthy breed.

Hereditary Illnesses

No major hereditary illnesses listed.

Character and Temperament

A playful and affectionate dog. This dog does not like to be alone and is happiest around people. Coton's are quite vocal, they enjoy a good play and have a lively and enthusiastic character. Socialising when young is important to make sure these dogs do not become shy around new situations or people. Coton's love company and enjoy being in a pack, they get on well with most breeds.

Food

Small meals a couple of times a day is better than one large meal for this breed.

Exercise

A daily walk is advised along with times during the day to play. They do have the stamina to endure a long walk but short daily walks are recommended

Grooming

The long fluffy coat needs regular grooming. Daily is recommended and a bath once a month.

Origin

Developed on the island of Madagascar in the 16th century after being brought to the island on pirate ships. They still are the islands national dog.

Other_info

Cotons are hypoallergenic so they have hair a lot like human hair, making them very popular and compatible with people who have allergies.

Stats

Average Dog Size

10 - 12

Average Dog Weight

12 - 15

Average Bitch Size

10 - 12

Average Bitch Weight

12 - 15

Average Life Expectancy

14 - 16


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