The sweet-natured, cottony-coated companion absolutely lives for his person and easily adapts to his household’s lifestyle and needs.

Vital Stats

Height: 8.5 to 12.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 8 to 13 pounds
Coat: white, fluffy, and thick
Life span: 14 years or more

Summary
Sweet and cuddly with a clownish personality, the Coton de Tulear is always ready for a good time.

This smart little dog with the cottony coat originated in Madagascar and is related to the Bichon Frise and the Maltese. Full Coton de Tulear profile on DogTime.com

Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
General health:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)