Coton De Tulear

Group: Toy
Size: Small
Coat length: Long
Grooming required: Every day
Coat sheds: No
Home size: Flat, Small or Large House
Garden size: Not required
Lifespan: Over 12 Years
Exercise: Up to 30 minutes per day
The little Coton De Tulear is always eager to please.

The French word "coton" means cotton and these dogs look like a little ball of fluffy cotton. They do come in a variety of colours but the preferred one for show dogs is white.

The Coton De Tulear is the official dog of Madagascar and was originally bred as a companion. They are friendly, lively and sociable and very people-centred and they naturally tend to get on well with people and other animals.

They are active indoors but enjoy physical exercise outdoors too, including swimming, and do well at agility.

Their long hair needs a good deal of grooming. There are no known health problems.