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 Coton de Tulear Puppies [ Coton Angels ]  Anticipated [Birth]  In July 2015

Coton de Tulear Puppies Ready For Their New Homes in September 2015 – Born in July 2015

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  • Coton de Tulears in our lives since 1999
  • Our Coton de Tulear puppies are FCI registered we do not register with the AKC, APRI, APR, ACA as these kennel clubs are geared towards commercial breeders, puppy mills and volume breeders
  • 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
  • House breaking started at six weeks of age, never do we introduce chemically treated pads, newspapers or sand boxes – we use the old fashioned method the puppies go outside
  • Ancestry of Pure Coton de Tulears strictly European Blood Lines
  • 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 Tulears have went on in life to become K-9 Assisted certified for their owners, certified pet therapy dogs appearing in advertisements for a resort in Sedona, Arizona and our retired Maggie Mae is an office mascot for a large dog food manufacturer in Cincinnati, 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.
  • Keep in mind this is a rare breed
  • When the general public became aware of the Coton de Tulear there were many designers breeds created to fill the need for the demand of the Coton de Tulear breed by prospective new owners.  Always ask about the imported bloodlines as this breed has not been exported [legally] from the homeland of Madagascar since 1992
  • 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
  • We are not members of a Coton de Tulear club or organization.  We believe to be an ethical, honest and trustworthy Coton de Tulear breeder that should be a natural mind set and overall temperament and disposition of a human being, plus a deep devoted love and admiration for a breed.  A club or membership does not create a breeder with those attributes — it should come naturally and not be “obtained” by a club membership or acquired by joining a group
  • Important reading — we do not use topical treaments [ RX for fleas and ticks, etc ] please read this article we recommend natural cedar oil spray and lavender oil


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Parents Are European Imports Of  Champion & International Champions Lineage And  Health Tested

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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.

Pure bred Coton de Tulear puppies born in the world yearly are white or white and creme 66% of births. Tri color coats are 33% of births.  Less than 1% are the very, very rare black and white. 

Not many veterinarians know of the breed or have seen a Coton de Tulear in person. Not many people in general have knowledge of the breed.

We are not affiliated with nor do we have or validate the solid coat colors of Coton de Tulears, such as the solid black, solid brown, chocolate,  solid tan, brindle, silver/gray  coats.  We have seen this new “trend” in the breed and we do not like what is happening with this awesome breed outlined in the standard/confirmation of the breed with the UKC, ARBA, AKC and other kennel clubs within the United States, these solid coat colors are not mentioned.

The key thing to remember is the Coton de Tulear has a diluting gene and that is cause for the darker hair coloring [ tri color ] to fade as they mature into their adult years.   A tri color Coton de Tulear puppy will begin to fade beginning within days of their birth the coat color on the tri color begins to fade — and fast.

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 we find baby Cotons standing in their water bowls splashing and walking in the water having fun. Cotons love to snuggle and make great foot warmers in your bed at night. Cotons 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 Cotons 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 my sofa or table, but no hair on furniture, clothing. Our Cotons enjoy a holistic dry dog food and NuVet vitamins daily. lifes-abundance-dog-food-8lb-lgnuvet 1    



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