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Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulears are even-tempered and very sociable, adapting perfectly to any lifestyle.

About the Coton de Tulear

The coat is one of the breed’s main characteristics and even provides them with the name. The cotton-textured hair is soft and supple. These dogs have dark, round eyes that express liveliness and intelligence.

Their sociable, happy temperament is one of the primary breed characteristics. These charming little dogs bond easily with their owners and get on well with other dogs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 9, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
14–16 years

Lively / Intelligent / Friendly / Sociable / Adaptable

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Makes a great family dog
  • Garden not essential

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