Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear

The Coton de Tulear is a dog breed from Madagascar. The island has been isolated from the mainland for around 88 million years, and plants and animals have evolved in isolation, giving Madagascar a diverse ecosystem with unique wildlife. How dogs ended up there is veiled in mystery, but the most common belief is that their ancestors survived an ancient shipwreck near the coast of the island. A Coton de Tulear should weigh no more than 18 lbs, and a Medium PlexiDor dog door is perfect.

In the 17th century, the Coton de Tulear was considered the “Royal Dog of Madagascar” and only nobility was allowed to have one. The breed is nearly extinct in Madagascar now, but gains popularity in the USA and Europe.

These dogs are fairly sturdy and have a lifespan of 14-16 years. They have great personalities; they are playful, lively, intelligent, trainable, and affectionate. They are also know for extreme curiosity, and they love to meet new people. An average Coton de Tulear adapts well to new environments, and do great with children as well as other types of animals.

The fluffy coat requires regular brushing and combing. The dogs don’t shed, but unless they’re brushed nearly every day the coat mats quickly.

The PlexiDor Medium is the right size dog door for a Coton de Tulear.

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