Meet the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear


The Breed

 Cotons were bred and developed for the sole purpose of being a loyal loving companion dog. They are well suited for this purpose because of their happy personalities, adaptable character, loving attitude, intelligence, entertaining mannerisms and overall cuteness. Cotons tend to adapt to the lifestyle of their family which make them a wonderful pet for a broad spectrum of people. They are happy couch potatoes or thrilled to take a long hike in the mountains with you. Just let them know and they will happily follow. 



 Cotons have been referred to as the anti-depressant breed because of their general happiness and abilities to cheer the down and out with their smile, funny play or general empathetic personality. The Coton is a happy dog which doesn't get too upset with anything that comes their way. Cotons are a relatively healthy breed and look forward to living a life of 15+ years. Cotons are very smart and aim to please their owners. When given praise and a yummy treat they catch on quickly to training and new commands. They are always up for a new challenge. They do very well in the show ring with their lovely long white coat flowing as they walk around the ring and Cotons love the attention from people and judges.  


Breed Health

 The Coton de Tulear is a healthy breed overall with relatively few serious health issues. The Malagasy Coton De Tulear Preservation Club serves as a caretaker and protector of this wonderful breed.  To fulfill that role, we take pride in a newly initiated proactive health program led by an active Health Committee functioning in an advisory role on matters related to the health and welfare of the Coton de Tuléar. In an effort to encourage widespread health testing, as well as ensure all breeding Cotons with the Malagasy Coton De Tulear Preservation Club pedigree are healthy and have the best chance of producing healthy and long-lived offspring.  

About Us


Surfside Cotons

Surfside Cotons is a small breeder located in Central Florida and our dogs are part of our lives. They live inside our home and we enjoy the happiness and the love they share with us every day.

​Breeding has always been a dream for me, but the right breed was very important. After learning about the Coton de Tulear we were amazed at the unbelievable qualities of this little dog from Madagascar and fell in love with this breed instantly. We were able to find the finest breeders that had dogs with excellent bloodlines that were willing to mentor us on the correct practices of breeding and teach us even more about the standards and the importance of maintaining this breed’s unbelievable characteristics. We stand by these breeders and will do everything to continue to preserve this group.

​Our goal is to breed the best possible Coton de Tulear according to the breed’s standard. We will always breed for health, temperament and conformation. Therefore, health testing is part of the plan in our breeding program so others can enjoy a happy healthy Coton to share your lives and make memories with for many many years.
​Surfside Cotons will always work hard to produce Cotons that are healthy, loving, smart and well socialized. 

We hope you can be part of our Coton family one day so we may share this joy with you.

We follow the code of ethics breeders guidelines of the Malagasy Coton De Tulear Preservation Club. 


Car Rides

She loves going with daddy to work.