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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Cotonese Build Information

The Cotonese is the hybrid mix of the Coton De Tulear with the Maltese. These small dogs have curly fur that's typically white, but may have biscuit or cream markings mixed in.

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

Behaviour and Personality

They are very friendly dogs, highly affectionate and loving towards their owners. Cotonese are playful and amusing dogs, making for great family dogs as they enjoy interaction with children. Both energetic and intelligent, they make for very easy training and can even be taught to perform a variety of tricks. Though they do have lots of energy, they can be satisfied with vigorous play sessions and short daily walks.

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


Colors:Cream, White
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Dense

Cotonese Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

The Cotonese hybrid is a mix of the Coton de Tuléar and the Maltese.

Dutiful Watchdog:No