The Coton de Tulear requires love and devotion from its owners. Here is a list that you must consider before buying a Coton dog for you or your family:
- A Coton de Tulear does not want to be left alone for more than a few hours, they need companionship. When they become anxious, they will keep on chewing and barking. If you are working the entire day, a Coton de Tulear breed is not for you to own.
- A Coton de Tulear dog needs to be exposed to people, sights and sounds. If they lack socialization, they can become shy, suspicious and could have defensive biting.
- Coton de Tulear puppies and adult dogs are not suitable to small children. They may feel overwhelmed by the loud voices and quick movements that children can’t have making, and this can stress them out and be shy.
- A Coton dog needs to be brushed and combed frequently. If you can’t commit in grooming a Coton de Tulear, it becomes a matted mess. Frequent trimming is required to keep the coat short, neat and healthy.
- Housebreaking is a problem for Coton de Tulear dogs when staying at home. You might consider having a doggy door and consistent crate training.
- You must be quick in stopping a Coton dog from barking. They quickly react to the sound of the alarm at every new sight and sound. A “Dog Respect Training Program” is mandatory so your dog will listen to you. Consider enrolling you and your puppy in a basic dog training course.
- A Coton de Tulear puppy is available in the United States and the price is expensive. Coton breeders sell a high price of $1,500 or more.