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Coton Tzu

Coton Tzu

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Coton Tzu Build Information

The result of the mix between the Coton De Tulear and the Shih Tzu purebreds, the Coton Tzu is a small hybrid dog typically weighing 9-16 pounds and standing 8-12 inches. They are found in many colors including white, black, cream, brindle, dark and light brown, as well as mixtures of these. Their coats are medium to long, silky and fluffy.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

Coton Tzus are known for being very loving and affectionate dogs, being very family oriented and love attention from their owners. Though they are highly social, they show some suspicion around strangers. Training can be a bit troublesome thanks to willful behavior, but consistent and gentle training weeds this out. A 15-30 minute walk every day is enough to satisfy the energy levels of the Coton Tzu.

Activity Level:Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Cream, Gold, Light Brown, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Coton Tzu Pet Insurance

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Breed Talents and Facts

This is a playful hybrid of the Coton de Tuléar and the Shih Tzu.

Training:Moderately easy to train
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes