Coton De Tulear

Easy to Train


Good with kids




Heat tolerance


Cold tolerance






Coton De Tulear personality traits and Temperament

The Coton de Tulear is gentle, affectionate, loyal, and friendly. It is very playful and grows highly attached to its family, even to the point of developing separation anxiety!

He is lively and enthusiastic, making frequent vocalizations. Cotons make good watchdogs.

The Coton de Tulear is very sociable and gets along easily with children, dogs and other animals. Some are cautious or shy around strangers, but most are affectionate towards everyone. The Coton de Tulear is full of surprises; some Cotons like to amuse their owners by walking around on their hind legs.

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

The Coton de Tulear’s unique coat requires a substantial time investment. It must be brushed thoroughly each day and bathed several times a year. It should not be clipped.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1,800-2,000

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about14-Years

Weight: 12-15 lbs.

Height: 10-12 in.

Colors: White

How to Train

Early, often, consistent, and positive are the best traits to training your Coton De Tulear. They are highly intelligent and can be taught a variety of different commands and disciplines. A few suggested trainings are: house training, crate training, leash training, “come” command, and barking. Keep your training sessions quick and focused.

Health Issues and Food

Diet: Choose dog food that is high in protein. They will like a mix of canned and dry food. Try and get high quality dog food that does not have many filers.

Allergies: Hypoallergenic

Health problems: They can suffer from a variety of issues including; heart problems, luxating patella, skin irritations, eye infections, and periodontal disease.

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Coton De Tulear as Pierre or Elvis if he is a male and Maggy or Maui if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

You can also browse a specific site to adopt a Coton De Tulear.

Pictures and Videos

Coton de Tulear Puppy Picture

Photo Credits: Nicole, Cvf-ps.