Original Name : Coton du Tuléar
Type : Braccoid
Male size : On average, 10¼-11 inches
Male weight : 8¾-13¼ inches
Female size : On average, 9-10 inches
Female weight : 7¾-11 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Madagascar
Coton du Tulears are happy, steady-tempered and very sociable with people and other dogs, adapting perfectly to any lifestyle. Their temperament is one of the primary breed characteristics.
Short, triangular viewed from above.
Longer than it is high, slightly convex topline, only slightly pronounced withers, firm back, very muscular loins.
White foundation, some traces of light gray (mixture of black and white hairs) or red roan (mixture of fawn and white hairs) permitted on the ears.
Triangular, set high on the skull, fine at the tip, hanging close to the cheeks.
At rest, carried below the hock; in action, curved upward over the back with the tip toward the nape, withers, back or loins.
Dense, abundant, possibly very slightly wavy.
Originally native to Madagascar, specifically the southern fishing town of Toliara, which was formerly known as Tuléar, Coton du Tulears wasted little time establishing themselves as a companion dog in France, before getting the rest of the world to slowly, but surely, fall in love with them.These white-coated dogs have dark round eyes that express liveliness and intelligence.
The coat is one of the breed’s main characteristics and even provides it with its name. The cotton-textured hair is soft and supple, never hard or rough.