A Coton de Tulear Needs to Socialize

Breeders and owners have reported uncharacteristic aggression and/or fearfulness of some Cotons. Unfriendly by nature, Coton de Tulear needs extensive socialization to people and needs exposure to unusual sights and sounds. Otherwise, they can become more shy and suspicious which can be difficult to be dealt with in the long run.

Also, Coton de Tulear puppies are not suitable to small children no matter how well a child shows good intentions. A child may give comfort to Cotons yet can be clumsy sometimes -- they accidentally step on, sat on, rolled on, squeeze, or drop a puppy. Even Coton adults may feel overwhelmed by loud voices or quick movements that kids would make and distressing a dog may be the result.