FACT: As of 2016, the cost of a Coton de Tulear dog ranges from $2,000 to $3,000 for a companion animal pet quality, and from $3,000 to $4,000 for a show & breeding quality Coton, according to the American Coton Club. Sellers asking prices at lessor prices are likely brokers or puppy mill operators rather than reputable breeders.
From our experience avoid the APRI/APR, ACA and the AKC as they cater to the commercial breeders and puppy mills — then those breeders who do not health test their Cotons before considering them for breeding and have numerous litters of puppies per week and month.
Did you know that identity theft is prevalent in the dog world, similar to what happens to humans. Especially with this rare breed.
We are writing about this due to all the inquires we have asking about Woodland Cottage, Cartoonland, Cotonbrie, Blue Moon Cottage and other European Coton de Tulear breeding stations. These well known Coton de Tulear breeders/kennels of Europe do not sell their bloodlines to breeders that mix the breed or to puppy mills or unscrupulous breeders. Often we hear about Cotons sold inexpensively that are designer breeds presented as Coton de Tulears.
If you see a puppy with Woodland Cottage of Spain or Cartoonland of France, Cotonbrie of Europe or other well established kennels of Europe — research and ask questions or request proof of the imported lineage. The imported Coton de Tulear has FCI registration. Number one is the expense to purchase and import a Coton de Tulear; the red tape, importing process and purchase of the full FCI registration is very expensive. Not many people are willing to invest the amount of money for a puppy to raise and then wait for health testing and hope that the Coton is perfect to confirmation to bred. Just because the parents are show and breeding quality there is no guarantee that a puppy will be perfect like his/her parents. That is why breeders opt out and mate a Coton de Tulear with another breed, then use well known name kennels to drive their prices up and they defraud the general public that is unaware of the fake kennel names.
We constantly hear about puppies available with outstanding bloodlines for one third the price of a true full blooded Coton de Tulear and we have seen expensive Cotons with fake bloodlines/pedigrees too.
We recommend that you contact the breeder in Europe and ask if the name of the dog with their kennel name is legitimate, was the dog exported to the USA. If it is a fake pedigree they will be more than happy to help as they want to find these breeders committing fraud on their behalf. BUYER BEWARE ! Notice there is no reference for a solid coat color other than white !
White, Base coat white
may have grey or red-roan as an
small areas on body as adult
White, white base coat
no more than 10% shading on ears
or slight shading spots on body
White, white base coat
slight gray shading on ears
spots on body tolerated if faded
Coat color is white. On the ears – A few slight shadings of light grey
may have grey or red-roan as an no more than 10% shading on entire body
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