Coton de Tulear

Kennel Club

Breed standard 

General Apperance

 

Small, white dog, slightly longer than high, long coat of distinctive texture

 

Chararacteristics

 

Lively, boisterous and intelligent

 

Temerament

 

Loyal and friendly

 

Head & scull

 

Medium short face, ration of muzzle length to scull 5:9 scull slightly convex, slight stop, noce black 

 

Eyes 

 

Round, dark and expressive, well spaced eye rims

 

Ears 

 

High set on scull, pendulous, slender, well covered with fine long hair

 

Mouth

 

Jaws strong, with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping the lower teeth and set square to the jaw, lips black 

 

Neck

 

Midium length, slightly arched, tight skin 

 

Forequarters

 

Shoulder well laid back, forelegs straight

 

Body

 

Good depth or brisket, medium tuck-up, slight rise over loin

Hindquarters

 

Well muscled legs, parrallel when viewed from behind, moderate angulation

 

Feet

 

Small, round and tight, black pads

 

Tail

 

Well feathered, lower set, tapering, never coiled, when at rest slightly raised, carried above back when dog is moving

 

Gait/movement

 

Smart and free, parallel movement fore and aft

 

Coat

 

Simgle oated, approximatly 8-9cms (3-3.5 ins) ling, fine, slihtly wavy, texture of cotton, shown in natural state, colour white, slight lemon or greay colour on ears acceptable, dark pigmentation 

 

Colour

 

White, slight lemon or grey on ears acceptable, dark pigmentation

 

Size

 

25-32cms (10-12.5ins) 

 

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dogs ability to perform its traditional work 

 

Note: 

 

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully decended into the scrotum 

 

 

Publised with the kind permission of The Kennel Club 

Copyright The Kennel Club 

Licensed Breeders 

Registered with IW Council

Licence Number: 19/00178/DOGBRE

Divosa is a Kennel Club registered kennel name

Proprietors 

Jan Turner & Robyn Viney

Coton de Tulear breeders, Coton de tulear puppies for pet, show or breeding for sale, 

 

 

Divosa