Isn’t that the cutest Coton de Tulear puppy? That cute little bark. And that howling! Who would expect a Coton to howl? Coton de Tulear is related to the Bichon Frise and Maltese. They are sweet and cuddly, and always ready for a good time. According to Dog Time, Cotons love nothing more than to spend time with their people. They form strong bonds with family members, and do not like to be separated from them. In fact, Cotons prefer people as their companion, but if their people are away, it’s nice to provide another animal to keep them company.
Characteristics of Coton de Tulear
Cotons get along well with other Cotons, dogs of other breeds, and cats. This beautiful, cotton-like coat of theirs needs to be brushed 3 or 4 times a week so the hair won’t get matted. If you brush the Coton more often, you won’t need to bathe him as frequently. Brushing would take less time. 🙂
And they shed very little, mostly in the spring. They are often recommended for people who are allergic to dogs. However, shedding lightly is not the same as hypoallergenic. And it’s the dander that people are allergic to. So if you are thinking about getting a Coton de Tulear, it would be a good idea to spend time around them to see if your allergy acts up before you make the decision to bring one home.
Cotons are good with kids, if the kids are good with them. They are fun-loving and energetic. Older kids who play respectfully with them are welcomed by Cotons. They will hide from children who are too rough with them, maybe pat them too hard. It’s a good idea to teach children how to approach and touch dogs. Cotons are smart and easy to train. They respond well to praise, play, and food rewards. They don’t bark much, just when the doorbell rings or when they see something interesting. You can read more about Coton de Tulear here. Enjoy watching this Coton de Tulear puppy. The music is by none other than Elvis Presley.
Article source: Dog Time