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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.