Conflicting Info on the Coton de Tulear
I am not currently able to get a dog right now, but am searching for the right breed. Out of all the breeds I've seen, the Coton De Tulear is the cutest and one that would fit our lifestyle the most.
The only thing is, I'm hearing a lot of conflicting information. I've been told that Coton De Tulears are both good at being house broken (for a small dog with a small bladder) and bad at being house broken. I've heard that the grooming is relatively easy and that the grooming is a daily struggle (though I am unsure if this is only for Coton's without a short haircut like your Luc). What have you heard about this?
Also, I keep on hearing that a black Coton De Tulear is "unacceptable". I'm not sure if that's just for shows or in general. Does that mean that they're rarer then the white/whitetan/whiteblack ones? That they're not wanted/desirable? (and would it be cheaper to get a black one if possible?) Or does it mean something else?
One last question: from your experience, is it true that there isn't as much of a wet dog smell on Cotons?
Thank you for the useful information, and your dog Luc is ADORABLE :)