Coton de Tulear

Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Training: Previous owner

Quick to learn and train


Emotionally stable


Family oriented


Child safety


Safe with small pets


Doesn’t bark a lot




Easy to groom


Great watch dog


Great guard dog




United States

Posted January 13, 2015

My parents have only had their Coton for a few months, but I have some significant experience with them already. You may see in my review that I rated her as not the pet for me all the way, and don't let that discourage you if you are actually in the market for a much smaller dog. This is just the perspective of a younger, college age male that really doesn't have a thing for smaller dogs. That being said, I think it is kind of significant how much the dog annoyed me because I absolutely love dogs, even if they're tiny.

While cotons are very cute and cuddly, the individual I own is just too high strung and anxious for me. She will get upset enough to make a loud, shrill whine just as a result of you sitting on the couch across from her, instead of the one she is on. Her separation anxiety is so extreme that just seeing you move out of sight for a few minutes is too much for her to handle. This is just something I would keep in mind, coming as someone who was used to low maintenance dogs. I am sure that the next time I see her, she will have calmed down as a result of becoming acclimated to new surroundings, but if you are seeking a low maintenance small dog I don't think a Coton is the breed for you.

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