Get to know the Coton de Tulear
All you need to know about the breed
A native of Madagascar and member of the Bichon family, the Coton de Tulear is a small, happy-go-lucky breed with a gift for getting along with just about everyone, everywhere. The Coton de Tulear takes their ultra-chic name from the seaside city of Tuléar, located on their native island, and the French “coton”, meaning cotton - a reference to the texture of their abundant coat of soft, white hair.
But while their cloud-like coat is the Coton de Tulear’s most recognisable trait, it is perhaps their innate talent for entertaining that makes them such popular companions. For a Coton de Tulear, the world's a stage, and the show features a range of performances including one-of-a-kind vocalisations and jumping about on their hind legs. No need to hold your applause until the end of the act – your devoted attention is the point!
Given their desire for all eyes on them and strong social drive, it’s no surprise that a Coton de Tulear doesn’t fare well when left on their own. The Coton will happily engage in a number of pastimes including relaxing around the house, refreshing walks, and playtime with their favourite toys - as long as these take place in the company of their human family. If it’s a constant, devoted companion you’re looking for, the Coton de Tulear could be the ideal breed for you.
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Coton de Tulear
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