1. How do you pronounce the name?

It is pronounced KO-Tone Dih TOO-Lay-ARE

2. How long does the Coton live?

Life expectancy for a Coton is in the mid to late teens.

3. Do they bark a lot?

The Coton is not noted for being a “yappy” dog. However, they are excellent “alarm” dogs, raising the alarm when they hear or see something out of the ordinary.

4. Is their coat easy to care for?

The Coton requires a thorough brushing a few times a week, however, this is a task that is easily accomplished when you are relaxing in the evening. Many people find that this time becomes a period of quiet communication and “bonding” with their Coton.

5. Are they good with children?

The Coton is an excellent family companion, however, like all small breeds, it is up to the adults in the family to make certain the children treat the dog in a humane manner and that the children are taught how to properly hold and carry the dogs. Many Cotons become the shadow of “their” children.