All For The Love of The Breed


Coton de Tulear Of Coton Cottage

Exclusively European Bloodlines

[European Bloodlines Have The Tri-Color, White and White With Creme – Contrary To Kennel Clubs and Breed Clubs in the USA]

The Coton de Tulear “lights up a room when they walk in”

 We have three females and one male adult Coton de Tulear !  FCI/ARBA Registered

Currently Taking Reservations For Upcoming Litter Due Later This Year – Litter Due [ Due To Be Born ] In Late December 2017 


This Is A Rare Breed – Please Serious Inquires Only

All Adoptions Without Breeding Rights

Delivery Available Via A Puppy Nanny — Not Cargo !

Our Coton de Tulear Puppies Registered With The ARBA [American Rare Breed Association]

Our Coton de Tulear [ now adults ] We Imported From:


Pronounced “Ko Tone Day Too-Le-Aire” 

Our babies have a wellness exam at six weeks of age, first injection of a series of injections needed to protect them against the normal illnesses that can make your puppy and young adult Coton very ill.  Your puppy will be ready for his/her new home at 8.0-8.5 weeks of age.  After obtaining your puppy the puppy agreement/health agreement requires [ as most do ] that you take your puppy to a state licensed veterinarian for a review, at which time the puppy will receive the second puppy injection at 9 weeks of age during your first office visit with your veterinarian. We no longer do microchips as they have been linked to cancer and tumors forming around the implant [ to be clear not our puppies or adults but other breeds are experiencing serious issues with tumors]. We feed our babies the small breed puppy dry dog food that is a holistic food as well — Life’s Abundance.

937.248.5811 [ Cell ]     

 Available Puppies Page – Click Here 

We can’t stress enough that the buyer/new owner must be ready for a puppy in their/your lives.  A puppy is time consuming. You most be ready to spend quality time with a puppy.  Lack of or poor guidance, discipline, judgement on part of the owner — as the puppy can not be responsible if they are scared, cornered, feel pressure or are unsupervised — as well, placed in a situation they have not been involved in before — become frightened by a new action or reaction by a human being — or subjected to loud noises and children screaming.  Remember for every action is a reaction — make the last interaction with your puppy [ by anyone ] a positive experience — or there can be issues later.

Our puppies have never been subjected to surroundings of people with loud voices, yelling, or loud noise making of any kind — thus they will have negative behavior and it should be expected by the new parents. Puppies raised by us are highly socialized with adults, children and even our great grandson who is one year of age and they have daily interaction with our adult Cotons.   Additionally, I am a Reiki Master/Teacher and trained in the TT [ Tellington Touch ] working with our puppies daily with energy work, making them relaxed, bonding well with humans, learning to know the touch of humans, nothing less than a positive experience.  Plus, my husband and I are highly experienced in obedience training with Labrador Retrievers and rescued animals.  Between the two of us nearly 50 years of experience. Then I [Cayce] handled my Labs in the show ring, I was the owner/breeder/handler.  A photo of my son and our two Labs back in the early 1980’s.  A photo of a puppy we rescued in California in the mid 1970’s with us on the beach at Point Lobos, California.

The human hand should always be a positive action, contact and interaction with a puppy or dog of any age. We are constant and diligent supervisors with our puppies and adults.  We supervise the puppy and the contact made by humans.  Our babies are exposed to our laundry room, dish washer, vacuum cleaner, music and television, phones ringing, travel in a vehicle, doors in our home opening and closing, cars coming into our driveway, leaving our driveway.  We do not have them in a cloistered environment. Supplying guidance, attention, love and care for them [ the puppy and adults ] must be the number one concern.  Some people tell us we are over protective, that is our responsibility plain and simple.

Being a professional hobby breeder requires 24/7 care and availability towards your adults and puppies.  The breeder needs to be ready for any involvement in a split second — around the clock. Puppies can make noises of distress and it may be only that a puppy has become detached from his/her mother.  But you must be there to intervene and help/correct a situation causing the puppy to be in distress.  It can be a real issue at hand or a puppy is unable to find the chest of his/her mother. Plain and simple most of the time — what can sound like a real emergency normally is not anything close to the sound they are making.

We do make videos of each puppy during their house breaking, socialization time, bath time, grooming time with us.  When our babies leave us they are not afraid of any interaction with a human being………………..even the bath process we introduced to the puppy.  We do supply you with puppy helpful hints on bathing, grooming, brushing, etc.

A puppy only has you to depend on — as their life line.


NO three day right of rescission, no test run, no cold feet clause.

This is commitment for a living breathing creature, that breaths the same air as you do, this is our viewpoint.

This is why we ask for a puppy questionnaire to be completed before we have a serious discussion about adopting one of our Coton de Tulear puppies.

We are here for concerns and issues that you may encounter, but we can only help if you follow our assistance [ acquired from our 50+ years of experience with obedience, show, agility and years of rescue experience].  Trust us,  we have been to many puppy mills, commercial breeders facilities and unscrupulous back yard breeders locations.  Over the years we have rescued many tormented, abused, neglected puppies, young adult and adult dogs from horrible treatment from humans, those that were nearly starved to death to those that never had human contact only when they whelped puppies.

We no longer do rescue work as the expenses were excessive and we could not find a veterinarian that would work with us for reduced rates for testing, surgeries and in general health care and in many cases life saving procedures needed.  Rescue work is not for those on a fixed income or without private funding — that is a far fetched dream to find private donations and funding.  But we loved what we did, to recover a puppy or adult dog from life threatening settings — then watch them evolve was worth all the scarifies we made.

Our goal is for a happy well adjusted puppy to leave our home from our hands to yours, with nothing but positive experiences.  We are retired couple,  from our 30 plus year careers and in love with the Coton de Tulear breed.

Our Coton puppies are born to IMPORTED EUROPEAN PARENTS with FCI full registration, of show and breeding quality.

We will reserve a Coton de Tulear that has been born and your selection/reservation is made – the puppy agreement signed and a deposit paid, the deposit is nonrefundable in the amount of $500.00, we reserve the puppy for you and remove the puppy from our web site after your selection. If you change your mind, or find another breeder the deposit is fortified, as we consider the deposit and puppy agreement a legal binding contract, written by an attorney/judge and customer of ours. That is the process we use when we select a puppy for adoption with show and breeding rights from Europe, only the dollar amount is much more.  We expect the same with our customers, as we feel “again” this is a commitment for the life of the puppy you select.

We do not have a payment plan for the adoption of our puppies, first amount is the deposit and the balance due at the time the puppy is ready for his/her new home or two weeks before delivery if using a puppy nanny service.  Balance is due if you are meeting us to pick up your Coton de Tulear puppy.

We feel most customers will respect that all the facts are up front and no hidden fees or hidden features in the contract.

We are Hobby Breeders of the Coton de Tulear [ Husband Ralph and Wife Cayce ]  Cell: 937.248.5811.

Sorry but we do NOT share our FCI pedigree & registrations freely – as we have experienced theft of these documents as recent as the end of April 2017  — Sadly there are unscrupulous people and breeders as well – A few ruin the open lines of communication for others. We have had Cotons in our lives since 1999 – we are NOT new to this breed.

Prior to falling in love with the Coton de Tulear breed we were proud owners of Labradors since the 1970’s, as well we were involved in the show ring, obedience with the Labradors. Many years of hands on experience with training, behavioral issues, the show ring and agility. We worked with Cheryl Miller a well known dog trainer for the movies and Hollywood scene.

Our Cotons live in our house with us full time, no dog runs, exterior buildings – we do have a fenced yard for security as we have many wild animals in the area where we live such as bobcats, javelins, mountain lions on occasion – varies other wild life.

Visitors Welcomed Only After Our Puppies Have Been Vaccinated For Parvo At Six Weeks Of Age Please Read These Web Sites Below About Parvo  – It Is A Death Sentence For A Puppy And At Times For A Mature Dog Of Any Breed.

We Live In North Central Arizona near Sedona.

The FCI Recognized And Accepted The Coton de Tulear In 1970 [ 47 Years Experience With The Breed ] don’t be mislead by those who say THEY discovered the breed years later.  The Coton de Tulear has been well known since the 1950’s  and the first Coton de Tulear kennel started in Madagascar in the early 1960’s by a family from France.  If you would like detailed information please feel free to ask, as many people are being given false information. 

References Available From Those Customers Who Have Been To Home And Purchased A Coton de Tulear

  • We Do NOT Belong To A Coton de Tulear Club/s As Each Club Has Their Own Agenda For The Breed And We Do Not Feel That Being An Ethical, Professional, Trustworthy And Honest Breeder Is Acquired By Joining A Club — That Should Be A Natural Trait Of An Excellent Breeder – Not Something That You Buy Into By Joining A Club
  • No Dog Runs On Our Property
  • Our adults and puppies are wire cage trained – where they sleep at night and where they can have down time if they desire during the day time
  • No Buildings For Our Cotons On Our Property
  • Our Cotons Live In Our Home Full Time
  • One Male & Three Females All Licensed All Injections UTD Including Rabies – Health Tested Yearly Health Exams
  • Cotons Have Their Own Bedroom In Our House With Radio and TV Air Conditioned and Heated [ central system ]
  • Our Adult Cotons & Puppies Are Wire Cage Trained — Not In A Plastic Kennel – But A Wire Cage
  • Coton de Tulear Puppies Ready For Their New Homes
  • First Wellness Exam Shortly After Birth At Our Veterinarians Office
  • Visits To Our Veterinarian For Wellness Exam and Puppy Shots & De-Worming Completed
  • We Import Our Sire & Dam’s From Europe Directly From Kennels We Select No Third Party Or Broker Involved
  • Club Registration From Europe Proudly Without American Bloodlines Which Are Suspect
  • Superior Companions, Intelligent, Alert, Healthy And Always Willing To Please
  • Health Guarantee In Writing
  • Parents and Ancestors Health Testing Completed
  • Lineage Can Be Traced To Coton’s From Place Of Origin — The Island Of Madagascar Via the FCI Kennel Club
  • 937.248.5811 Call Or Text
  • Offering Delivery From Our Hands To Yours We Charge Only Exact Expenses Which Are Typically $450.00
  • Our Cell Number Is From Ohio Where We Lived Before Retiring To Arizona This Number Has Been Ours For Many Years The Number With the 937 Exchange
  • Dog Theft Is Becoming More and More Common With Breeders – This Is Why We Do Not Disclose Our Address To The General Public
  • 937.248.5811 [cell ]
  • Please Never place your Coton de Tulear with a trainer, as they will use equipment and methods that possibly could damage your mild manner Coton de Tulear.  Especially when under the age of six month.  The methods used in training is no different to that being used on any breed of dog.  There is no consideration taken regarding the true temperament and demeanor of the breed the trainer is working with.  Training can ruin the behavior and zest for life in a Coton de Tulear puppy, placing them into the full care or part time care in a training facility or under the full/part time care of a trainer.  Just the environment [ in a training facility ]  they are placed into can be overwhelming for a small breed and as a puppy.  A puppy is no different than a young toddler — they will think that all humans are equal to a trainer.  A trainer should never be used unless a dog has serious behavioral issues later in life.  Early on in my life I was involved with training a Labrador Retriever and the trainer told me to “always remember that she is training the OWNER to train the dog, she is not training the DOG”.  If this is your intentions please do not consider adopting/purchasing one of Coton de Tulear puppies.  Strong advise but complete truth.  Once the damage is done it takes many, many hours of devotion, effort, hands on work to reverse the damage imposed upon a puppy. We are not certified or licensed in behavioral training or obedience training, but we did work with Labradors for many years starting in the 1970’s, then we did a considerable amount of rescue work on our own for nearly four years. The rescue work was a huge education process for us and the animals we saved. 

Cotons In Our Lives Since 1999

Coton de Tulear accepted into the FCI [ Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club]  in 1970

 Our Cotons Eat Holistic All Natural Dog Food


  480.432.2326 or Cell: 937.248.5811 Text too !!

  Feel free to call — let’s talk about COTON’S !!!

Pronounced “Ko Tone Day Too-Le-Aire” 

Puppies go to our state licensed veterinarian at six weeks of age to receive their first puppy injection and wellness exam.  The subsequent injection needed at 9, 12, 15 weeks are the responsibility of the new owners.  We begin training the puppies at 6.0 weeks of age to go outside to potty, we never use pee pads or any artificial form of house breaking. 

Puppies go to their new home with new toys, a new unused puppy harness and leash.  NuVet vitamins, our lifetime support. The items are with the puppy and Dam since the puppies birth in a cloth mess bag near their whelping area.

Healthy, Health Tested, Yearly Health Evaluations – Testings – Injections, Socialized, Excellent Temperaments.

The Coton de Tulear was banned from exporting from the island of Madagascar in 1992 due to the threat of extinction. Europeans have had the breed in their individual countries since 1950’s, if not earlier.  Our Coton de Tulear have blood lines from Madagascar.  Keep in mind that France’s presence in the western Indian Ocean dates to the early seventeenth century. The French established a settlement in southern Madagascar in 1634 and occupied the islands of Reunion and Rodriguez.  The French recognized the Coton de Tulear many years ago.  Written history about Madagascar in the 17th century mentions the small dog resembling a fox —  with short legs living in the wild.  Merchant ships traveled to and from Madagascar and Spain for many years.

In the 17th century Sir Etienne de Flacourt [1607-1660] the French governor of Madagascar, born in Orleans in 1607, he was named the governor of Madagascar by the French East Indian Company in 1648. Sir de Flacourt was a governor, historian and surveyor in Madagascar. In the 17th century Sir de Flacourt wrote about the dogs he saw in Madagascar “there are a lot of dogs that are small with a long nose and short legs, they look like foxes, some are white, some have small patches of mild color, the dogs are used for hunting the wild pigs”.  Sir de Flacourt wrote a book in 1658 “Historie de la grande isle de Madagascar” first edition 1658, 2nd edition 1661.



 The FCI Is The Worlds Largest Canine Organization

Hello — if  you are interested in a pure bred, healthy, happy and well adjusted from birth Coton de Tulear puppy please feel free to call or write to us.  We service the entire USA, offer delivery of our Coton de Tulear puppies to an international airport near your home/location by a puppy nanny.  Reference available upon request to those who have a serious interest in our Coton de Tulear puppies.   Photos and bloodlines supplied to interested parties, we only allow adoptions to non breeding homes.  Life time support and over 50 years combined experience in show, handling, agility, obedience with dogs and owning and raising farm animals.  

Ralph and Cayce DeWitt – Hobby Breeders Coton de Tulear

Our mind set — we are “ethical, honest and trustworthy breeders and care givers of our Coton de Tulear”  this is honest and natural behavior for us with our Coton’s.  We do not share the idea that being a member of an exclusive Coton clubs makes you an above average breeder care giver of a Coton de Tulear.    Our feelings —- these actions, demeanor and behavior comes naturally and not obtained by joining a Coton de Tulear club.  Subsequently, we choose not to belong to any of the numerous Coton de Tulear clubs in the USA, as each has their own personal agenda for the breed each with different goals and vision for the breed — which we feel needs no changes.

Our goal is to bred healthy, highly intelligent, excellent temperament Coton de Tulear.  As as well, meeting the confirmation/standard of the breed according to the FCI which accepted the breed in 1970.  Producing Coton de Tulear puppies, again that are highly socialized, intelligent with superior temperaments — lastly with great beauty that they possess both inside and out.  We do not possess any interest,  nor do we condone making changes to this already perfect breed in any manner, such as the solid coat colors and changing the size of the breed.   Not everyone can be a ethical breeder.

Puppies care factor increases profoundly beginning shortly after birth.  There is no fixed hours when working and nurturing the dam and puppies.

Devotion and an unlimited budget for expenses is necessary. 

Feeding your animals an excellent food source, health testing, yearly evaluations and health examinations,  socialization, training [puppies] and spending quality time with your animals.  Care and socialization/attention is a primary issue with our program we have in place.  This is not a hobby for those who don’t want to invest time, effort, sometimes countless hours of supervision with babies.  It requires a good work ethic that does not come with praise or gratification by others. 

Plus, we retire our adult Cotons in a breeding program at five years of age — many breeders maintain their dogs for several years later, but we have been advised by our veterinarians that five years is the best age for retirement for males and females.   Our retirees are spay or neutered, with up to date physical, injections and their teeth cleaned before we find them a perfect retirement home.

  • Mating’s/breeding takes place at our veterinarians office
  • Imported Sire and Dam with FCI registration – parents are show and breeding quality with full registration at time of being imported
  • Lineage Filled with Champions, International Champion World Titles plus Crufts winner and American titles too
  • Healthy, happy, possessing exceptional temperaments, highly socialized, intelligent, loyal, loving, gentle, superior companions for a family of one or ten
  • Parents health tested, ancestors health tested as well
  • The Coton de Tulear puppy or adult  “light up a room when they walk in”
  • Our Coton de Tulear’s have went on in life to become K-9 Assisted certified for their owners, certified pet therapy, service canine, also those appearing in advertisements for a pet friendly resort in Sedona, Arizona and our retired Maggie Mae is an office mascot for a large dog food manufacturer in Mason, Ohio
  • The Coton de Tulear was accepted by the FCI Kennel Club  on September 2, 1970 in Belgium with France being the country of sponsorship. The FCI originated in 1911, today the FCI is the largest canine organization in the world.  See official information from the FCI regarding the Coton de Tulear.
  • The breed has been in Europe for several years before it was accepted by the FCI [ kennel club ], in 1970.  Know your Coton de Tulears lineage/ancestry
  • Important reading — we do not use topical treatments [ RX for fleas and ticks, etc. ] please read this article we recommend natural cedar oil spray and lavender oil

If you are just discovering the Coton de Tulear, there is not much history written. History about the breed we found was in Europe. Keep in mind that the French occupied Madagascar for many, many years where the breed is from. The Europeans were the first to export the breed out of Madagascar into Europe as early as the 1950’s, some Europeans note that families owned a Coton in earlier years. The French began asking for the Coton de Tulear admission into the FCI in 1960’s. The FCI finally accepted the breed Coton de Tulear in 1970. The Coton de Tulear breed carry a happy energy about them, but not hyper. They possess a super temperament male or female. Are very intelligent, loyal, loving. They love water starting at a very young age. Often when we have puppies standing in their water bowls splashing and walking in the water having fun. Coton’s love to snuggle and make great foot warmers in your bed at night. Coton’s will follow you around in the house and be involved with what you are doing. They enjoy people of all ages, they have great patience with children and older people. Actually the Coton is a “big dog in a small body”. Very shocking to us when we discovered the Coton de Tulear, we expected all the negative things you hear about small breed dogs, that never happened. Our Coton’s are thoroughly health tested, for all known diseases.  Then as well they receive yearly blood panel work, thyroid blood tests, health exams and up dated x-rays, eye testing. The Coton de Tulear does not require frequent/mandatory exercise daily. But they do love to run and act funny and clownish. A Coton de Tulear has hair instead of fur. The Coton de Tulear sheds when groomed, or when brushed/combed, after a bath. The shedding/hair loss is much like human hair. Now and then we find small hair balls under the sofa or table, but no hair on furniture, clothing. 








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