POLANA COTONS - ABOUT THE BREED

INFORMATION ON THE COTON DE TULÉAR

Developed in Madagascar, there are at least two accounts of how the Coton de Tuléar arrived there. One says the ancestor of the breed accompanied troops of the Indian Company settling on the island; another that these dogs swam ashore after a shipwreck.

He is now known as the Royal Dog of Madagascar. Recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) since 1971, the happy and boisterous little clown has been slowly gaining in popularity.

Eager and intellingent, he is very attached to his master and loves children. He stands 10 to 12 in., and weighs about nine to 14 lb. His cottony, fluffy coat needs weekly brushing to be kept up, and minimal shedding makes him a good choice for allergy sufferers. An indoor pet, he also makes an effective watchdog.

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