Coton de Tulear

The Coton de Tulear is the official dog breed of Madagascar. Imported to the United States in the early 70s, the Coton is still a relatively unknown breed among the US public. Cotons descended from the Bichon and it is believed that it developed it’s cotton textured type coat from a single gene mutation. The Coton sheds very little and is a good breed for those that suffer with allergies.

Cotons are hearty dogs that normally weigh around 12 to 15 pounds at maturity. Though they are well-suited for apartment life, When given the chance they have very good stamina and can handle long hikes and short runs.

Cotons are normally very lively,energetic, and love to swim if given the chance. As a fairly new breed the Cotons are recorded and registered through the AKC’s foundation stock service