Physical characteristics of the Coton de Tulear
My question is regards to physical characteristics of the Coton de Tulear. I have 2 Malagasy Cotons from different breeders. Kauloo is 3 and has all characteristics classic for Cotons. Kalani is just a year but is much smaller at 12 pounds and his second coat did not seem to come in. His coat is much thinner and lays nicely with much fewer matting issues.
I adore both of them just as they are but am a bit disappointed at the differences. I chose to get 2 from the same fairly rare breed to have them similar. I am not an experienced dog owner as these are my first dogs.
Can you educate me as to why this would be? Are these variations common?