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Coton de Tulear

Size: Small

Weight: 12 - 15 lbs.

Height: 10" - 12"

Life Span: 13 - 14 years.

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Madagascar

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Companion

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Coton de Tulear requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

Daily, careful brushing is recommended for your Coton de Tulear. The coat should not be clipped, as this breed does not shed.


The Coton de Tulear is gentle and affectionate.

Compatibility with Kids

Generally good with children.


Named for the Tulear region of Southern Madagascar, this Bichon-type breed dates back to the 17th century.

Dog Food for Your Coton de Tulear

Small Breed Puppy 6 lb. Front Counter

Small Breed Puppy

For the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies.

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Small Breed Adult

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Small Breed Senior 6lb. Front Counter

Small Breed Senior

Helps support the lifelong health of small breed senior dogs.

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Picky No More™ Small Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of small breed dogs. 

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