|Welcome Coton Lovers:
Happy New Year
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that you and your Cotons have a very happy and healthy new year.
Since the Coton is so rare and there aren't many books or resources available about this breed I thought it would beneficial to share any resources we have come across that have been especially helpful in taking care of your precious dogs. Here are my top 10 and hopefully you can add any I've missed.
Favorite Coton Resources
- Coton De Tulear (Comprehensive Owner's Guide). Unfortunately the hardcover of this book goes through some very extreme price fluctuations. It can be anywhere from $25 to $999 where it is at the time I'm writing this. If you have a Kindle you can get it for under $10. The hardcover price goes up and down so if you keep looking, you're bound to find it at the lower price eventually.
- How to Groom A Coton de Tulear The Right Way. Unfortunately, this book isnt always available either. You have to keep checking, but for those of you do-it-yourself groomers, it's well worth it. I've also heard from many of you that you've taken this book to your groomers so that they give your dogs the proper Coton cut. How many of us have had our Cotons coming out of the salon looling like a poodle? Not Good!
- Grooming of the Coton de Tulear. In case any of you missed my recent Facebook post, I stumbled upon this book that will be published later this year. You can sign up to be notified when the book comes out. I believe that the book will be published in English.
- CTCA's Official Coton Book. This is a very in-depth book about the breed available on a CD. There's over 1000 pages on every topic you can think of. This is a bit pricey ($53.95), but you won't find a more comprehensive book about this breed anywhere.
- UCARE (Coton rescue organization) is a wonderful resource for those looking to adodpt a rescue Coton. You can also check Petfinder.com to find Cotons who need a home in your local area.
- Dogfood Advisor. This is one of several websites that will provide analysis on dogfood brands so you can determine if the food your dog is eating is in fact healthy and safe. There is so much contradictory advice about what to feed our dogs so it's nice to have a site that will evaluate the ingredients for every dog food so we can make an intelligent decision about what to feed our Cotons.
- Cowboy Magic Detangler. I don't know of any Cotons who haven't had matting at one time or another, especially those with the standard longer haircut. This product has been a great help in dealing with these dreaded tangled mats.
- Doggy Dan Online Dog Training. This is my pick for an affordable, easy, effective, and humane way to train your dog. You can sign up for $1.00 to give it a try and then watch dozens of videos that will teach you the best way to teach your dog everything including potty training, basic obedience training, and fun tricks.
- Our Facebook Page. Facebook is another great way we can share our stories, photos, questions, and knowledge about the breed with each other. It's a great way to share when you need immediate feedback or you're on the go.
- Coton-de-Tulear-Care.com. I hope you think this website is a valuable resource. I've learned so much from all of you. Keep those photos and stories coming!
Do you have a favorite Coton de Tulear resource you'd like to share? Tell us about it here.
Happy Birthday Wishes:
Happy Birthday wishes go out to special Cotons who celebrate birthdays this month:
- Seminole Jan. 1
- Bailey Jan. 5
- Theodore Jan. 5
- Cassi Jan. 8
- Olivia Jan. 9
- Eleana Jan. 9
- Truffle Jan. 10
- Naya Jan. 10
- Emma Jan. 11
- Athena Jan. 15
- Barney Jan. 18
- Barkley Jan. 23
- Coco Jan. 27
Want your Coton to get special birthday attention? It's easy; just join our Birthday Club.
Meet the Cotons
Stop by and meet the new Cotons here. You can brag about your Coton any time.
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.
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