COTONESE

History

The Cotonese is a hybrid of Coton de Tulear and Maltese. Since it is a designer dog, not much is known about its origin.

Temperament & Personality

It is an amiable and jolly dog that loves playing with family members. Leaving them alone for a long time will grow aggressiveness and destructive behavior in them. They mingle well with kids and are without doubt excellent family dogs. As watchdogs, these dogs are very efficient as they bark whenever they spot strangers.

Cotonese Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level

Exercise

Daily walks in a dog park of a fenced area and play-sessions with the owner will give the dog constant mental and physical stimulation. The Cotonese adjusts well to apartment life.

Grooming

Brushing the fluffy coat of the Cotonese three to four times a day will avoid tangles and matting. To remove the coarse layer of skin, the owner can just pluck it or strip it. Brush their teeth every day to prevent dental issues and clip its long nails with the right tools.

Health Problems

Like most dogs, they have chances of hip dysplasia and patellar luxation. When they get old, there is a minor chance of getting cataract, heart diseases and arthritis.

Training

They are willing to please and very intelligent, which makes the exercise easier. The owner must be firm but not strict. Help them socialize with other people to remove their stranger anxiety. Obedience training is vital to keep their behavior in check. During leash training, instruct it not to pull the leash.

Feeding

Nourishing food items like dog biscuits, meat, and milk are vital for the Cotonese’s growth. With the dog’s age, size and metabolism, the amount of food may vary.

Cotonese Facts

Cotonese

Group:

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

Coton Maltese

Height & Weight:

8-10 inches & 5-15 pounds

Color:

White, cream, often with biscuit marks

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

DRA, IDCR

Shedding:

Low Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

Average Litter Size:

3-4 puppies

Lifespan:

12-16 years

Coat:

Dense, curly, long and soft

Price:

$400-$600

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level
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