Cheeky Charlie (UK) - Tall CdT

by Tony

Scouting for girls down the park.

Scouting for girls down the park.

We adopted Charlie as a two year old a few years ago, advertised as a terrier-cross we didn’t quite know what we had until a friend felt his coat and said “that’s no terrier”. A few days of trawling the internet and contacting a U.S tall Coton breeder we believe that’s what he is given we have no confirmation papers.

A couple of years and a little house training later Charlie usually attracts attention wherever he goes including the occasional offer to purchase him there and then. As a Coton he’s been easy to train and loves doing tricks for a treat…hi-fives, playing dead, peak-a-boo and rolling over are just a few he does to entertain children and adults alike. As a tall Coton (18 inches/22lbs) he has long legs that allow him to gallop because he just loves to run and run which he does it seems just for pleasure. As a toy dog he loves to be near or on you always and at times he seems more cat than dog he’s so laid back and passive.

At the end of our firstt festive period together we discovered a pile of peanut shells next to his bed. Charlie had been collecting and eating them as they dropped to the floor and he just loves them, taking it gently he’ll go and lie with his front legs fully extended with peanut between paws and shelling with his teeth and then eat the nut. Who taught him that? A trait handed down from his Madagascan ancestors perhaps because I’d really like to know?

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Feb 25, 2016
Peanuts!!! NEW
by: Tony (UK)

Does your coton eat peanuts? Most dogs can hold a bone or toy between their paws and chew at it but mine does it with peanuts and then eats the nut.

I'm not declaring this as a special talent but as peanuts are an indigenous crop of Madagascar I'm trying to make a connection if there is one.

Feb 25, 2016
Holding peanuts with his paws NEW
by: Scout the Coton

Yes, our Coton Scout also holds things between his front paws so he can pull it apart with his teeth. But thankfully, as with most Coton's he isn't a destructive chewer. We love the breed as well.

Feb 20, 2016
Cheeky Charley NEW
by: Max's mom

My little Max looks like Charley's twin. I love thall these stories, and this site! Life would definitely be dull without him. Thanks!

Feb 20, 2016
Thanks NEW
by: Tony

Thanks for the kind words.

@Max's mum. A tall Coton is even less common than a standard CdT and as I initially had absolutely no idea what he was I asked an expert in the breed. The breeder simply confirmed it's particular behavours and physical characteristics but that was a few years ago. Since then, there's a lot more information about CdTs available online that will either confirm or deny your suspicions. Tbh what does it matter, you have a reasonable idea of what he is and adore him anyway, lineage is only a concern for breeders.

Feb 20, 2016
by: Max's mom

I acquired my pup from Craig's list, without photos. It was a family that really needed to re home the pup, but was hesitant. Anyways after searching his breed, I am pretty sure this is what he is. I was watching Cesar Milans show and one of his clients had one. I learn from his shows always.
He is almost one and has all the traits and looks.
Anyway, I will try and find a breeder to confirm.
He is a sheer delight and quite smart.

Feb 18, 2016
Cheeky Charlie
by: Vicky & Jonah

He is adorable & what a terrific story. Thanks for sharing.

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