Description

Illustration of Coton De Tulear

Although this, the 'Royal dog of Madagascar' was officially recognised as recently as 1990, the breed had been seen on the island of Tula for several centuries. The Coton in his title describes the texture of his single coat, which is a hallmark of the breed along with his arched loin giving him a distinctive outline.

Breed Group
Toy
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Small
How much exercise?
Up to 30 minutes per day
Length of coat
Long
How much grooming?
Every day
Supposedly sheds? *
No
Town or Country
Either
Type of home
Flat
Minimum Garden Size
None
Lifespan
Over 12 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Toy Breed Group

The Toy breeds are small companion or lap dogs. Many of the Toy breeds were bred for this capacity although some have been placed into this category simply due to their size. They should have friendly personalities and love attention. They do not need a large amount of exercise and some can be finicky eaters.


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