Coton de Tulear Information

coton de tulear breedIf you’re looking for a funny, smart, impossibly charming dog who loves to entertain and provide comfort, the Coton de Tulear is your pup. Pronounced “coTAWN day two-LEE are,” this sweet dog boasts a fluffy white coat that feels as soft as cotton – hence the name. For only weighing 8-13 pounds and standing a mere 9-11 inches, the breed is surprisingly robust. You have to have a heart of stone not to smile when you see their adorable, happy faces!

While the history of this breed is not well known, it is strongly believed that they descended from a line of dogs who survived a shipwreck near the Madagascar coast. Talk about an adventurous past.

Average Size

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Height: 0ft 8in - 1ft 0in     Weight: 8-13lbs


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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