Welcome to Coton Cottage
Strictly Imported Foundation Stock No American Bloodlines
Not affiliated with any other breeders or web sites, we are Coton Cottage www.cotoncottage.com and www.coton4u.com
Have questions about the real Coton de Tulear don’t be afraid to ask, call us today. We have many contacts with professional and ethical breeders in Europe.
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.
Parents Imported from
Champion & International Champion
Lineage & Health Tested
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, solid tan, brindle 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. Just our opinion and that of the standard placed for the breed in 1970 with the FCI in Europe.
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 www.fci.be
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. Receiving 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 like clowns at time, they are funny and clowish.
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 Indy has never had a hair cut or trim — only on his belly. His hair does not drag the ground. The hair maintains a certain length naturally. Amazing process. Indy is seven years young — never a hair cut.
*Micky C*Micky Ceriez of Woodland Cottage, Spain, has retired and is no longer producing her world renown Coton de Tulear puppies. Best wishes to Micky’s retirement in the fall of 2013 – the very best to Micky and her family. We are blessed to have had Micky Ceriez of the one and only legitimate Woodland Cottage of SPAIN as our mentor/friend for many years and super proud to have her babies [ now adults ] in our lives.