Has anyone done a DNA breed test on a purebred Coton?

by Erin
(Illinois)

My puppy and adult cotons

My puppy and adult cotons

Has anyone done a DNA breed test on a purebred Coton? We bought our second cotton (from same breeder as our first) and our first Coton seemed to possess every Coton attribute. Our second puppy seemed different. I did a Wisdom Panel test on her and it came back 50% maltese, 25% coton, 12.5% havenese and 12.5% other. Just sent off a sample to Embark to compare. Our puppy has ears that stick up a bit, she sheds (can't remember if our other coton shed as a puppy but he doesn't shed at all as an adult). She is wonderful, but I am worried about allergy issues as my husband and a couple of my kids have dog allergies. Absolutely no allergy issues with our older coton. While I am waiting for my 2nd DNA test, just wanted to know if anyone else has had DNA test done.

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May 16, 2018
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by: Anonymous

The DNA tests I used both showed Coton de Tulear as it’s own breed. My understanding is that way back in it’s origins Cotons are related to Bichon (or part of Bichon family), but Dna test determine parent and grand parent breeds. It is all quite confusing!!

May 16, 2018
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by: Anonymous

Purebred Coton?.?? I thought the coton was a mix of Maltese and bichon?

May 16, 2018
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by: Erin

I was also surprised with the breeds indicated that there would be shedding. I consider all three breeds nonshedders. Same with the ears that stick-up. DNA test showed presence of gene for stick-up ears.

Regarding the reason for the DNA test, the puppy is adorable, but if she isn’t a purebred Coton, I paid way to much. Needed info to go back to Breeder.

May 16, 2018
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by: Iris

It appears all the breed names that showed in your pups DNA test are dogs that have hair they don't shed and dont have dander that causes allergic reactions and do not have fur.
They and the Coton de Tulear are all hypoallergenic and will not cause allergic reactions. Dont use scented grooming products on them because the scents can cause allergic reactions to you and your dogs.

May 15, 2018
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by: Anonymous

I don't really understand your post. What will DNA test results change? You already got her, she is your family, so who cares if she not 100% Coton? As for allergies, they'll have to live with that and love your second puppy as much as they do first. I have allergies but always had cats and dogs. As they say in Florida 1 month of hurricanes and 11 months of paradise... totally worth it

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