14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Coton de Tulear

The Coton de Tulear is an intelligent, making it a quick learner, but it can be a bit stubborn😉.

#1 The Coton is good for apartment life

They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.

#2 This is a suitable breed for kids

He is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

#3 Cotons like to swim and play

They do well in various areas of dog sports, such as agility skills trials and catch. As active as they are, they will adapt well to the family's situation. 

#4 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.

#5 Like poodles, they do not “shed”

They don't drop hair on furniture, carpeting, etc. They do lose hair; the texture of their coat causes the shed hair to be trapped in the coat.

#6 “Coton” is the French word for cotton

Like the name suggests, the most conspicuous feature of the Coton de Tulear is its coat, which is cottony or fluffy rather than silky.

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