Category: Non Sporting Dogs
Facts about Cotton de Tulear Dogs, "Scientific name for Cotton de Tulear Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Coton de Tulear Dog is a very beautiful dog. It is a breed of small dogs which is named after a city in Madagascar known as Tulear. It is believed that it is a result of Tenerife dog which was brought to Madagascar by pirates then mated with a dog of the island.
The Coton de Tulear Dog breed has very soft hair, a black nose, short legs and large eyes. The tail curls over its back just like other dog breeds.
The coat of this beautiful Coton de Tulear Dog is fluffy, long, and cotton like. It is normally considered to be hair rather than fur. The hair has very little dander and the Coton de Tulear Dog breed does not shed at all. It only sheds when it is a puppy.
Cotton de Tulear Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. Facts a Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Cotton de Tulear Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
No allergic effects are known to affects this breed. Brushing and combing of hair should be done regularly to remove matted hair. An interesting fact is that the Coton de Tulear Dog does not have the dog smell so when well groomed you will never smell any odor.
The Coton de Tulear Dog breed comes in three different colors. White with tan markings or all white, tricolor and, black and white. The colors do not fade though they turn to different shades. The white with tan changes to all white whereas the black and white, the blacks changes to grey or white.
Cotton de Tulear Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
Facts a Cotton de Tulear Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Cotton de Tulear Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Cotton de Tulear Dogs eye protected and moist. Cotton de Tulear Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The average height to the shoulders of the Coton de Tulear Dog is 10 to 12 inches (25.4 to 30.4 cm) and the average weight is 12 to 15 pounds (5.4 to 6.8 kg).
The cottons love to play and swim. The Coton de Tulear Dogs are very intelligent and easy to please. Training them is very fun because they are friendly and will do anything to please you. The Coton de Tulear Dog loves new surrounding and are keen in meeting new people. The Coton de Tulear Dog are very good with kids and at times you will see them walking with their hind legs just to please you.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Cotton de Tulear Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Cotton de Tulear Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Cotton de Tulear Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Cotton de Tulear Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Cotton de Tulear Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
The Coton de Tulear Dog have very few healthy problems except the normal ones that affect other breeds. The most serious ones are heart problems, back problems as well as eye problems.
Cotton de Tulear are inbred in order to get pure breeds.
If purchasing a Coton de Tulear Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
In 1970 the Coton de Tulear Dog was recognized by the FCI Fédération Cynologique Internationale.
A Cotton de Tulear Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Average body temperature for a dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Cotton de Tulear Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Cotton de Tulear Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Cotton de Tulear Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Cotton de Tulear Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Cotton de Tulear Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. Facts a Cotton de Tulear Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.