Skip to content

Our 2024 Print Your Own Calendar is now on sale! Buy now!

Playful and entertaining, fluffy and fun, Coton de Tulear dogs are small but sturdy and incredibly charming. Get excited about this unique and fascinating breed of dog by celebrating Coton de Tulear Day with friends, family members, and other dog lovers! 

About Coton de Tulear Day

A somewhat rare breed of dog, the Coton de Tulear has almost become extinct several times throughout history. They were first bred in the United States in 1976 and have become a favorite of many celebrities including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda and more.

Sometimes just called a “cotton dog” for short, this breed of dog is named after the city of Tuléar (Toliara), which is located in Madagascar, the island off the southern coast of Africa. The story goes that this small, white breed of dog may have originated from a group of canines that were shipwrecked near the island and swam across the channel to safety. The “coton” part of the name comes from the fact that the white, fluffy fur resembles cotton.

Coton de Tulear Day was founded by lovers of these little dogs to offer some attention to this particular breed that is adored by a special group of people.

How to Celebrate Coton de Tulear Day

Check out some of these ideas for enjoying Coton de Tulear Day:

Share Some Love for Coton de Tulear Dogs

Are you a lover of these little cotton dogs? Then let the world know! Dog owners can hop onto social media and share a picture or video of their cutest little dogs and announce that it’s time to celebrate Coton de Tulear Day. It’s a fun way to show some love and appreciation for these adorable little pets and bring a smile to someone’s face. Coton de Tulear Day also acts as a reminder about a loved cotton dog who has passed away, remembering and being grateful for the important space they carried in someone’s heart and life.

Consider Adopting a Coton de Tulear 

People who have been thinking about adopting a dog may want to use Coton de Tulear Day as an opportunity to consider making one of this breed a part of the family. Of course, a dog is a big responsibility and it’s important to consider various factors before bringing one home to stay. Take a look at some of these things that may be important to know before becoming a pet parent to a dog of this breed:

  • Coton de Tulear dogs are enjoyable for families but do have a tendency to experience separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time

  • Unless they have a chopped haircut, cotton dogs are fluffy and can require quite a bit of brushing and combing each week

  • This breed of dog can have some difficulties with housebreaking and also with barking, so they may need a lot of attention and care

  • When not socialized well, some lines of this breed can by shy and suspicious and many of them have a mildly stubborn streak

Also on ...

View all holidays
View all holidays

We think you may also like...