The Coton de Tulear originates from the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The breed derives its name from the French word coton, meaning "cotton," and from the Madagascan port of Tulear. Tulear was once a popular port of merchant ships sailing the Indian Ocean, and it is believed that around the 15th or 16th century, European merchants introduced various Bichon-type companion dogs to Madagascar. It is probable that the breed evolved from the interbreeding of those Bichon strains. It is presumed that because of their beauty and affectionate personality, these dogs were offered to the King and Malagasy nobles. In the 17th century, the Coton de Tulear was adopted by the ruling "Merina" tribal monarchy, and it was forbidden that anyone other than royalty own the breed. Thus became the breed's prevalent title of "Royal Dog of Madagascar
Temperment: The Coton de Tulear is best known for its clownlike personality. They are extremely attached to their masters. Their only purpose is that of a companion. They are intelligent and are easily trained and adapt well to most situations.
Description: The Coton de Tulear is a small dog with a long cottony type coat. They are born either all white, white & black or tri-colored. As the puppy grows most of the color if not all will dilute to near white. You may have shadings of light gray/beige on the ears.
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