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Exquisite registered pure blooded Coton de Tulear puppies due in December 2014, ready for their new home at 9-10.0 weeks of age which will be in March 2015.  Dam imported from Woodland Cottage of Spain, sire imported from Poland.  Lineages filled with Major World Titles, Crufts Winner, Champion, Grand Champion, International European Champions, USA Champions, Canadian  titles of  Coton de Tulear’s.  We have three Coton de Tulears imported with FCI pedigree and registration.  Yearly physicals, blood work completed.  Health guarantee, puppies adopted on a spay/neuter agreement.   The Coton de Tulear “light up a room when they walk in”.

Animal Planet Dogs 101 The Coton de Tulear

FCI Coton de Tulear Imported bloodlines/lineage  consisting of:

*World Champion & Best of Breed 2008 – Cotonbrie Vercingetorige FCI   *Crufts Winner 2007 – Cotonbrie Vercingetorige FCI  *World Champion 2006 – Cotonbrie Vercingetorige FCI *JR. World Champion 2005 – Cotonbrie Vercingetorige FCI *World Champion 2000 – Rifelin Lion King FCI *Champion 1999 – VirusExpo Of Woodland Cottage FCI *World Champion Puppy & World Best Puppy  1998 – VirusExpo Of Woodland Cottage FCI *3 Times Best JR. Dog In Show European Title 1998 – VirusExpo Of Woodland Cottage FCI  *JR. World Champion 1997 – Rifelin Lion King FCI *Numerous Champion & International Champion, Grand Champions of Europe and Canada

World Champion Cotonbrie Vercingetorige click here

World Champion Cotonbrie Refelin Lion King  click here

World Champion Virus Expo of Woodland Cottage  click here

Our Coton de Tulears have went on in life to become K-9 Assisted certified for their owners, as well as appearing in advertisements for a resort in Sedona, Arizona.  Also certified as therapy K-9.  Many photos available to those seriously interested in adopting a Coton de Tulear puppy.  Thank you so much for your interest in our Coton de Tulear babies. 

The Coton de Tulear was accepted by the FCI Kennel Club on September 2, 1970 in Belgium with France being the country of acceptance —  see official information from the FCI regarding the Coton de Tulear.  Link is below.  Don’t be mislead by those stating the breed was officially accepted anytime later than that date or by another country or kennel club — the FCI Kennel Club  was the first club in the world to recognize the Coton de Tulear breed  from Madagascar.



Adult Tri Color Coton de Tulear





Parents Imported from
Champion & International Champions Of European Lineage
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.  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.  Our experience is that these are not full blooded ancestry Coton de Tulears.  We have seen this new “trend” in the breed and personally spent time with this type of so called Coton with other breeders and owners —finding they do not possess all the true characteristic – standard – confirmation of the breed, coat texture, temperament or the key hallmarks that are a true factor of the Coton de Tulear breed.  Just our opinion and that of the standard placed for the breed in 1970 with the FCI in Europe.  As well as outlined in the standard/confirmation of the breed with the UKC, ARBA, AKC and other kennel clubs within the United States.

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. See

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.

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