So you’re looking to adopt an Coton de Tulear, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Coton de Tulear (KO-Tone Dih TOO-Lay-ARE) is a small, immensely charming dog standing between 9 and 11 inches high and weighing anywhere from 8 to 13 pounds. Cotons are known for a profuse white coat that is as soft as cotton (or, as the French say, “coton”). Their primary job is to provide amusement, comfort, and companionship.The bond between Cotons and their people is so tight that owners discuss it in human terms. Coton fanciers describe them as “witty” companions “at times boisterous but never demanding” and “naturally clownish and lighthearted,” who possess a “remarkably gentle, sympathetic awareness.” Amusing traits of these long-lived jesters include unique vocalizations and a knack for walking on their hind legs. The Coton de Tulear, “Royal Dog of Madagascar,” is a bright, happy-go-lucky companion dog whose favorite activities include clowning, cavorting, and following their special human around the house. The Coton is small but robustly sturdy.”
An Coton de Tulear typically ranges from 22.86cm to 27.94cm in height, and weighs from 3.62873896kg to 6.80388555kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Coton de Tulear breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Coton de Tulear insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.