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Coton Connection, Issue #024 - Coton de Tulear Haircuts
February 14, 2012
Welcome Coton Lovers:

Happy Valentines Day

I wish all of you and your lovable Cotons a happy Valentines Day. Hope your day is filled with lots of love!

What's the perfect haircut for a Coton de Tulear?

Is there anyone who hasn’t had an issue at one time or another with the Coton haircut – even if it’s just deciding what kind of haircut to give your dog? We received several questions about Coton cuts this month so I thought I’d share them with everyone who needs help with this issue or who can offer their help and guidance to others.

Should I get a puppy cut? What does a puppy cut look like?

Some new Coton owners are afraid to make a mistake when deciding on a haircut. Unless you are going to show your dog and adhere to strict show standards, there is no right or wrong choice. It's all a matter of personal preference. So relax; short haircuts will grow out and long haircuts can be cut.

I think most of our dogs have had at least one bad haircut. After all, not many groomers are experts in this breed. Even though I love Luc's groomer, there have been occasions when I get asked if Luc is a poodle. Hate when that happens :)

Several people have asked for pictures of a puppy cut, so I’ve created a page for you to submit photos of your Coton puppy cuts to help others decide if this haircut is right for their dogs. We received lots of cute pictures. Keep them coming on this page.

How do I keep my dog's hair out of his eyes so he can see?

Long beautiful hair and big beautiful eyes are a great combination - but not at the expense of the safety of your dog. Chime in with your solutions or see what others have said here.

Do you have a question or a great solution to someone else's question - we'd love to hear from you. Here are some more general questions about Coton haircuts - click on the comments.

Matting solutions that work

Happy Birthday Wishes:

Happy Birthday wishes go out to special Cotons who celebrate birthdays this month:

February Birthdays

Name Gender Home Town Birth date
Mac Male 2/7/09
Calliope Female Lancaster, NY 2/7/10
Palin Female Sun Valley, CA 2/8/10
Alexia (Lexi) Female Powder Springs, GA 2/8/11
Jasmine Female Pittston Township, PA 2/9/09
Austin Male Hilo, HI 2/9/11
Toby Male Palmyra, NY 2/10/11
Manju Male Illinois 2/10/11
Pixie-Dust Male Wilts, United Kingdom 2/11/11
Zorro Male Laguna hills, CA 2/13/08
Tank Male Quincy, MA 2/18/11
Jazzy Female Nashville, TN 2/18/11
Bella Female Oceanside, NY 2/21/11
Louie Male 2/21/07
Surf Male Half Moon Bay, CA 2/21/11

Want your Coton to get special birthday attention? It's easy; just join our Birthday Club.

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Meet the Cotons

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Coton Videos

Now we have another way to show off our Cotons. Do you have a video you'd like to share? You can submit videos here. Or just take a break and just enjoy videos that others have submitted.

Coton Questions

Do you have a question about your Coton? You can see all the Coton questions submitted here.

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I love hearing from you! You can contact me any time here.

Gale and Luc

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