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Coton de Tulear

 

 

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Coton de Tulear puppies

Awesome Grace Coton de Tulear puppies

Coton de Tulear adult
"Mona Lisa"

The Coton de Tulear is a member of the Bichon family of dogs. 

The Coton de Tulear accompanied pirates and sailors to the port of Tulear, Madagascar and has been established there since the 1600s. 

He was adopted by the ruling tribal monarchy and became known as the "Royal Dog of Madagascar". Only the nobility were permitted to own a Coton and this dog is still relatively rare in North America. 

The Coton was bred to be a companion. 

The Coton stands up to 12 1/2 inches high at the shoulder. He has a cotton-like, long-haired coat that is relatively low maintenance. The coat does not shed and dries quickly. It comes in white, black and white, and tri-colour. 

As befits a dog bred for companionship, the Coton is long-lived, lively, happy, and loving. He has an amusing and affectionate nature. He will cock his head attentively and even walk on his hind legs to get a laugh! The Coton revels in his status as a lap dog and enjoys nothing more than being curled up with his family. This dog is extremely willing to please and devoted to his family. 

An intelligent, alert, easily-trained animal, the Coton benefits from early obedience training and socialization. Cotons will coexist peacefully with other pets. They also generally tolerate some childish rough-housing. Some will act as watch dogs, but generally, Cotons bark infrequently. The Coton can adapt to almost any living style and climate but is an indoor dog. He will retain his happy-go-lucky attitude his whole life long.

 
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British Columbia 

Kennel/Website

Diane Benaroch
27882 Quinton Avenue 
Abbotsford, BC   V4X 1J7 
(604) 856-6627
Email:
benaroch@telus.net

Coton de Tulear puppy
Coton Field


Lorna Christie
Lower Mainland, BC   
(604) 576-4669
Email:  
whitepearlcotons@telus.net

Coton de Tulear
White Pearl Cotons


Mary Esovoloff
Box 863
Salmo, BC  V0G 1Z0
(250) 357-9925
Email:
mesov@telus.net

CotonPatch


Shelley-Anne Gajda  
3040 Jameson Road
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 6W8  
(250) 753-6162
Email:
westcoastcotons@shaw.ca


West Coast Cotons


Joanne Gulevich
1227 Walter Gage Street
Comox, BC  V9M 3X1
(250) 890-3285
Email:
joannegulevich@shaw.ca

Vancouver Island Cotons


Peggy or Jodi Maki
Box 25
Skookumchuck, BC   V0B 2E0
(250) 422-3163
Email:
makijodi@gmail.com

Mystery Mountain


Bob and Neddy Minions
#5-1355 Depot Road
Brackendale, BC    V0N 1H0
(604) 377-1803
Email: 
contact@awesomegracecotons.net

Coton de Tulear adult and puppy
Awesome Grace Cotons


Sonya Paterson
21237- 83 A Avenue
Langley, BC    V2Y 0E6
(604) 888-2066
Email:
spiritbearcotons@telus.net 

Coton de Tulear
Spirit Bear Coton's



Alberta

Kennel/Website

Twyla Lindstrom-Peters
4824 Vegas Way NW
Calgary, AB   T3A 1W1
(403) 770-6128
Email:
twyla.peters@shaw.ca

CotonTails



Saskatchewan

Kennel/Website

Lynn McQuirter
118 Broadway Avenue East
Regina, SK    S4N 0Z5
(306) 359-6268
Email: 
labonne@sasktel.net

LaBonne


Cathy Enns
Box 8
Rosthern, SK   S0K 3R0
Toll free: 1-877-232-5105
Email:
jomarans@sasktel.net

Jomarans Reg'd

 

Ontario

Kennel/Website

Lorrie Spaling
RR#2
Drayton, ON  N0G 1P0
(519) 638-3698
Email:
clspaling@lotsofloveon4paws.com

Lots of Love on 4 Paws

 

Prince Edward Island

Kennel/Website

Lesli J. Hilton
346 West Covehead Road
West Covehead, PE  C0A 1P0
(902) 672-2260

Coton Royale

 

 

 
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Did you know?


In folklore,
dreaming of a white dog
means 'victory' for a man
and
'early marriage' for a woman.

 

 

 

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