The Cotonese is a rare dog breed obtained by mixing the two pure breeds, Maltese and Coton De Tulear. Also known as a ‘designer dog,’ their naturally curly fur and small button-like nose give them a great aesthetic appeal.
|Coat||Long, curly and soft but dense coat|
|Color||Usually white, sometimes with cream and biscuit markings|
|Litter Size||3-5 puppies|
|Temperament||Playful, affectionate, energetic, intelligent, social, alert and gentle|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Suitable Climate||Low to moderate temperatures|
|Competitive Registration Qualification/Information||DRA, DDKC, ACHC, IDCR, DBR|
|Country of Origin||Unknown|
The cotonese is a highly responsive and cheerful dog that is adorably goofy, as smart as they come and love to play. However, not every dog exhibits the same set of qualities since it is a crossbreed.
This highly intelligent breed is eager to please, making it easy to train or teach different tricks.
The Cotonese is a thorough companion dog who loves being around people. It is best to not leave them alone for too long a while or they may exhibit uncharacteristically aggressive, suspicious or slightly shy behavior due to a certain amount of separation anxiety.
They are extremely loving and protective of kids, making it the perfect family dog. They also gel fine with other pets provided they are socialized with them right in their puppyhood.
They are quite efficient as watchdogs, since they bark to alert their owners whenever it spots or senses an intruder or a random stranger.
The Cotonese is a bright, obedient and attentive dog which makes it a surprisingly quick learner. However, the gentle breed does not do well with overly strict training and responds best to positive reinforcements.
This breed requires highly nourishing dry food such as meat and dog biscuits along with milk and the usual amount of water. Decide upon the size of the meals on the basis of its weight, age and activity level.