16+ Historical Facts About Coton de Tulear Dogs You Might Not Know

The Coton de Tulear has been a companion dog for hundreds of years and has a personality that matches its purpose. This breed is known for its playfulness and love of life. They love to bark but are relatively quiet relative to other breeds.

#1 The Coton de Tulear appeared on the island of Madagascar, where today it is a national breed.

#2 It is believed that the ancestor of the breed was a dog from the island of Tenerife (now extinct), which interbred with local dogs.

#3 According to one of the versions, the ancestors of the breed came to the island in the 16-17th century, together with pirate ships.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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