How big is the Coton de Tulear?

by nicole
(Michigan,USA)

What is the most average height and weight of a coton de tulear?

Also, can you tell me if they are nice to children?




























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Oct 29, 2017
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Giant Coton de Tulear NEW
by: lori laigaie

My Coton is 10 years old and weighs in at a whopping 33 pounds!!! He's not fat at all, but is very sturdy. My husband and I were expecting him to be around 12 pounds! From what I've been reading, one out of every hundred or so can be the giant version. Very playful, very smart, and loves everyone.

May 02, 2017
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Hefty Coton NEW
by: DH

Chiming in to support all the other owners of bigger Cotons.

Ours (10 years old now) was a breeder surrender because of his coloring (he's black and white, but way more black than white, and so he was given away). Most of his adult life, he's hovered between 22-26 lbs. Now he's 30... vet definitely says he's on the pudgy side, but we don't really feed him people food or more than his daily recommended allotment.

So yeah... It can happen, I guess. :D

Feb 28, 2017
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Size and eating habits NEW
by: Anonymous

Our sweetie is 8 pounds. I worry constantly because she doesn't
eat anything on a regular basis. I have tried soft dog food and dry is several brands. She likes the cats food but will only eat it if I put out 2 or 4 pieces on the floor. Help

Nov 15, 2016
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Relieved NEW
by: Anonymous

To the person that has a coton over 30 pounds, that makes me at ease. I thought my little guy was overweight at 20 pounds. Whew, glad to hear there are others. Thanks for posting.

Nov 06, 2016
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Big Coton NEW
by: Anonymous

Our Coton Marley has been big from the beginning. We could tell by the size of his paws that he would be big. He is just over 30 pounds and the vet says that he is not overweight. We walk him regularly and feed him healthy dog food and snacks. We rarely give him people food. He is 10 years old and despite having cancer a couple of years ago, he has always been healthy. He's a great family dog and loves everyone he meets!

Jun 24, 2016
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My Reggie is a big boy NEW
by: Anonymous

Reggie is five years old and weighs 22 lbs. The vet says he is not overweight, he is just a big boy. I teach swimming in the summer, and he just adores all the kids that come into the backyard. Greets the ones he remembers with a huge WOOOO!! BEST DOG EVER!

May 21, 2016
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My Coton NEW
by: Caramel

My Coton turns 2 years end of July and weighs 26 pounds. I've not heard of Coton being so big. He is not fed human food and neither is he being fed more than his required portion.

I feel he just happens to be big. Does anyone else have a big Coton?

Jan 16, 2016
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Big Foot NEW
by: Bonnie

I got my first Coton 2 months ago. She was 3 months old and weighed 7 lbs. She is now 5.5 months and weighs 11 lbs. She goes limp when you try to pick her up, but is very smart. I have 3 other dogs, 2 maltese (tiny, 4 + 5 yrs) and 1 Bichon (about 10 yrs and 10 lbs. I'm concerned because Cosette thinks my maltese are chew toys. She is not mean but is too rough. Any thoughts on how to calm her down? She is a sweet puppy in all other ways.

Dec 12, 2015
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Beau NEW
by: Buffy Matie

My newest rescue is a Coton named Beau. He weighed 11 pounds when I rescued him. Now he weighs 19 pounds, but is not overweight, according to my vet. What a sweet addition to my fur family. My German Shepherd mix and he play from daylight to dark. They have become the best of friends. I knew very little about his breed when my sister gave him to me, but he is an absolute love.

Jan 02, 2015
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My Dawg Gadget NEW
by: Anonymous

My Cotton is a beast named Gadget. Muscular and smart this dog knows how to take care of himself and becomes so close to you u feel like he is communicating with you. My dog is about 18 pounds and is a delight.

Apr 06, 2014
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weight
by: Anonymous

mine is 26 pounds our breeder thinks he's the largest one on record..they are wonderful animals and great with kids

Jul 06, 2012
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My coton is 19 pounds
by: Anonymous

My husband teases that he is a giant coton but I'm glad to see there are others bigger!!! He has every trait and looks like a coton and both his parents were pure bred and show dogs...so I guess he's just big boned...

Jan 31, 2012
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RE: Big Cotons
by: Anonymous

We have a larger size Coton as well. He is roughly 21 lbs, 14 inches high and 29 inches long. He is not a tall coton. He was the largest of his mother's first litter. Both of his parents are under 16lbs. Our vet said that he is not overweight. We also get comments regarding his larger size. His diet has been a hybrid raw diet, with kibble and two tablespoons of wet food in the morning and raw with kibble in the evening. He loves to play and rough house with larger dogs. So be it.

Jun 04, 2011
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big cotons
by: sherry

ALL I HAVE READ AND BEEN TOLD IS THAT THEY USUALLY CAN GET UP TO 15-18 LBS. MY FEMALE IS NOW 9 MONTHS OLD AND WEIGHS ALMOST 10. SHE LOOKS BIGGER BECAUSE OF HER LONG HAIR.

THEY ARE WONDERFUL WITH CHILDREN AND EVERYONE ELSE BUT WE HAVE FOUND OUT IN PUBLIC SHE WANTS TO SHY AWAY FROM KIDS WHEN THEY START TRYING TO HANDLE HER HEAD AND FACE. SHE NEVER HAS BIT BUT ONE TIME DID GROWL. I NOW HOLD HER AND KEEP MY HAND AROUND HER FACE WHEN THE KIDS ARE VERY YOUNG. SAFER FOR ALL.

I THINK IF THEY ARE EXPOSED DAILY TO CHILDREN THEY WOULD BE PERFECT. NOT A BETTER BREED ANYWHERE!!!! GOOD LUCK!

Jun 02, 2011
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Weight of a Coton
by: Denise

They say that the runt of the litter is not healthy. We would like to purchase a Coton and want a smaller one. Is a six pound unhealthy?
Thanks for any info.

May 20, 2011
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Coton weight/height
by: Fiona's Mom

My coton is about 13 pounds and stands about knee-high. She is delightful with my toddler granddaughter but of course, as with any dog, watch carefully because kids can grab, squeeze or scare the most mild-mannered dog and cause them to react. My dog just plain loves people.

May 18, 2011
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Big Cotons
by: Sarah

Am I the only one who has a big Coton? He weighs around 30 lbs. He's not fat - just big. He's not a tall Coton - just big. As a puppy, he was twice as big as his litter mates.

Even though 30 lbs is not that big for dogs in general, every time someone sees him they remark on how big he is. I guess people aren't used to seeing these cute little dogs that big.

Does anyone else have a bigger Coton?

May 18, 2011
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How Big is Your Cotton
by: Sandy

I just took my cotton for her last number of shots. The vet said that she is up to 5.1 lbs. I know that they say that most will end up around 10-15 lbs. When I am saying 5.1 most of that must be hair weight.She still have a lot of time to grow, she is just 4 mo. old. But, for the pound; one of the funnest dogs you can have around. As for being around kids my is still a puppy and sometimes when she is playing her teeth come out like most poppies. But, still I try to keep her away from young kids. Sometimes kids forgets that they are just a small dog and other times the puppy forget that they are playing with small kids.

May 15, 2011
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weight
by: Laura

My two female Cotons weigh in about 10 lbs. each. I have to watch one, as she has a tendency to get fat. They are both 8 yrs. old. Different litters. They love kids, just make sure the kids are not rough with them....they are little dogs and can get hurt.

May 15, 2011
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Coton Research
by: Lynda Owen

Like everyone has said, you could not ask for a better breed of dog to mix with kids. I have 8 grandkids and Tassie LOVES them all. In fact whenever we are out in public, she will spot a child a mile a way and start to wag her tail and go "hunt" them down to play. As with any animal however, you can not trust them together without supervision. I have had large dogs all my life and have had many many breeds. While i have had some "favorites" i must be honest, Tassie truly is the love of my life, and can not see me owning any other breed going forward. They live to please and they love to tease. Also something you will hear Coton owners talk about are the "zummies". Its the greatest thing to watch them go low and run supper fast in big circles. While they have "hair" vs fur, they require alot of grooming, so be prepared. My little bundle of joy is now 5. She is over weight for her breed, but suffered from the food poisioning back in 2007 and never got the weight off, she is 16 lbs.
Good luck with your endeavor for your coton, enjoy, Lynda

May 15, 2011
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Great with kids!
by: snaphappy

My Coton, Izzie, is 3.5 years old and weighs about 9 lbs. She is wonderful with kids! We actually selected this breed because they have a reputation of being great with kids.

May 15, 2011
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Great with kids!
by: snaphappy

My Coton, Izzie, is 3.5 years old and weighs about 9 lbs. She is wonderful with kids! We actually selected this breed because they have a reputation of being great with kids.

May 15, 2011
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my Coton's
by: Cathy

I have 3 Coton's 2 females and 1 male. I think that they do vary in size my male is larger than my females. My females are half the size of my male and he weighs 6.6 kilos. They are brilliant with children and people in general. They are loving, and so eager to please............all in all I really don't think that you could get a better pet than a Coton. There are a lot of websites if you put in Coton de Tulear you will find stacks of info.

May 15, 2011
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size and weight
by: dee

Coton's are probably your safest breed when it comes to kids. Of course, like any other dog, that begins and ends with dedicated training, but with coton's it seems like a breeze because they are very eager to please...

My coton is a runt, at just about 5 months is aprox 6 lbs (ankle hight). Im betting he will be 8lbs at full growth. However, Coton's can be anywhere between 10-16 lbs depending on the sex.

May 15, 2011
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Coton's and children
by: Bacio's mom

In my opinion you couldn't have a better companion for your child than a Coton. If your children are young just make sure they are supervised when with the dog. Our Coton boy Bacio is 4yrs old and weighs in at 8lb. he was the runt of his litter, whereas his brother is a whopping 11lbs.
Cotons are smart, entertaining, eager to please and always ready for love.

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