Coton de Tulear is a sweet little dog, intelligent with a beautiful appearance. This dog is called coton de Tulear refers to its soft cotton. the word “Coton” is the French word for cotton and for the word “Tulear”, it is a name of port city in Madagascar (now known as Toliara). Coton de Tulear, the appropriate name given for this dog, because they have a smooth coat and soft like cotton, fluffy rather than silky. According to the all appearance aspect, The cotons dog very similar to the Maltese and bichon dog. But they come from different places. Cotons is a small dog comes from Madagascar. however, they still have a relationship with the Maltese and bichon. The fluffy white coat still be closely associated with other Bichon breed. Many people love Coton cause of their intelligence, sociability, and easy-care coat. They are an observant dog who quickly learn routines and adjust to the needs of the owner. They are also very fun and attached to his family. Coton de Tulear is ideal dog for any type of home or family situation.
Coton de Tulear has a height of about 25-30 cm (10-12 inches). Weight between 5.5 to 7 kg (12-15 pounds).
Coton de Tulear including small dog type, smallish, white, and has a very beautiful coat. The Coton has a rounded skull, a face full of soft hair framing dark features on the frame the eyes and muzzle. Short and tapered muzzle. Dark eyes, lively, intelligent, and framed by dark skin. Dark nose looks against the bright white coat. Dark black lips cover the teeth tightly and not loose or overlapping. Ears of moderate length folded and there are additional fringing hairs in the ear.
Although Cotons including a small dog, but They have a muscular body, lean, with a graceful curved back. Its tail can be carried straight or slightly curved, but will always be covered by the cotton hair.
The Coton has a beautiful coat, long, soft, fluffy cotton. the word “Coton” itself is a French word for cotton. This as a sign that the dog has a smooth coat like cotton. In fact, the most striking feature of the Coton de Tulear is a coat, a cotton coat, fluffy rather than silky. Color of the coat comes in white, black and white and tri-color. However, the white color is preferred by show breeders. Some of the Coton has a sign bit yellowish, brown, lemon and champagne.
The Coton de Tulear is a very friendly dog, loving, loyal, intelligent, alert and sociable. The Coton is very friendly and easy to get along with kids, dogs and other animals. They are fun and energetic enough to be a playmate for children who treat them with respect. Some Coton may be cautious or shy when around strangers, but most is compassion for all people. As intelligent dogs, they are very easy to train and eager to learn new things. They are very adept at learning tricks and want to please people. They are highly adaptable and suitable for many environments, both as companion dogs or the active family. It is very fun and grow very attached to their families. they are ideal for any type of home or family situation.
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Coton De Tulear are able to survive up to 16 years old, some may reach 18 years, but on average between 14 to 16 years old. Generally, Coton de Tulear grow healthy. But there are some problems seen in this dogs, among others; Patellas Luxating, this is a common problem that occurs in any type of small dogs, including coton. This occurs when the knee slipping in and out of place. Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), this is an eye disorder that is hereditary degenerative eventually causes blindness from the loss of photoreceptors at the back of the eye. Hip Dysplasia (HD), this is a condition in which the femur is inherited do not fit into the hip joint. CHD-canine hip dysplasia, this is a progressive weakening of the hip joint causing pain and limited movement. Other than that, there are some genetic problems that interfere with many offspring as inbreeding. Some Cotons also have stomach problems, Legg Calve Perthes and circulatory disease of the hip.
Care and Training
The Coton De Tulear coat requires regular maintenance. Care includes daily brushing coat thoroughly to remove dead hair and also for grooming so neat. Bath once a month is recommended, to keep the coat in order to remain the original color is not dimmed by dirt.
Coton De Tulear is an intelligent dog. they quickly receive a variety of training include: agility, skill and catch. Cotons need roads at least once daily. Because cotons has stamina, then they will do it more. Cotons also enjoys swimming and playing in the open space. This dog is perfect for active families. They will adapt well to the situation of the family, as long as they are taken for a walk everyday.