Coton de Tulear

The name of this breed points to its most obvious feature - an extravagant, cotton-fluff coat of long, white hair. The Coton de Tulear is a member of the bichon group of breeds.

History of Coton de Tulear

It is thought that early bichon stock was taken by French troops to Madagascar, where this breed developed. The similar, but now extinct, Chien Coton was popular on the island of R6union located off the east coast of Madagascar.

Remark

The breed is virtually unknown outside its homeland.

Identification keys of Coton de Tulear

  • small, flat skull
  • round, black nose
  • roundedfeet with black nails
  • cotton-like texture

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