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Madagascar Coton De Tulear Club, the original rare royal dog of Madagascar established in 1976
the Oldest and largest Coton Club



We now present immediate updates (formerly the CotonClub eZINE) to news that impacts our breed on Facebook leaving you the ability to comment on the articles instantly! All you need do to read the news, see the photographs, and participate in the discussion is click here... https://www.facebook.com/Madagascarcotonclub

NOT a chat list, but a real magazine of the internet. Its absolutely terrific and it is FREE!!!


Looking for a Malagasy Coton puppy? Click here to see complete list of mCTCA Code of Ethics breeders.

Akory e Tompoko! Salame Tompoko!


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The CTCA's Coton Book and News Magazine make GREAT reading!

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SPECIAL NOTICE: The CTCA's Telephone Information HotLine Service is open: call 607-693-2828 to ask questions about Cotons

Please continue scrolling down this page to see the menu for the CTCA's CotonClub web site...

Below, the CotonClub's menu of information and services... there are Six sections of information here to explore (I through VI).

I. BASIC INFORMATION about the Coton de Tulear:

Intro to the Breed

A Brief History of the Breed

Watch Coton Pups Develop!!

The Standard

II. GETTING ESSENTIAL INFORMATION & HELP about the Coton de Tulear: (Important Tip: Learn BEFORE you buy -- caveat emptor!)

THE Official Book & the Coton News Magazine

Contact the CTCA!


Headline News!

Looking for the finest, sweetest, most loving and intelligent Cotons available anywhere on the planet? Look no farther than a CTCA Code of Ethics Breeder.

Make sure you read our information about how to acquire a Coton de Tulear. There are now many puppymills, unscrupulous breeders and European puppy importers taking advantage of people interested in this breed, so BEWARE!!!


How to Acquire a Coton (click for up-to-date BREEDER's LIST and CRITICAL THINGS you should know BEFORE you buy a Coton de Tulear)

V. ETHICS, Forms and Health Tests:

How To Register Your Coton -- The Coton de Tulear Club of America Pedigree and Registration Certificate are the standard by which other registries are judged. Make sure your puppy can be registered with the CTCA BEFORE you buy it. ONLY a CTCA Code of Ethics Breeder can register a pup they whelped with the CTCA. New Forms (for Breeders only) and Requirements for HEALTH TESTING your Potentially Breedable Coton before the CTCA can reclassify it to BREEDABLE status.

The Code of Ethics -- The CTCA's Code of Ethics is famous throughout the dog fancy. It is the strictest set of rules governing the treatment of Cotons available anywhere. The CTCA's Code of Ethics is aimed at preserving the breed and protecting individual Cotons through empowering and educating the potential buyer in his/her dealings with breeders. We invite you to compare Codes of Ethics and to question whether or not a breeder you are considering subscribes to this Code of Ethics or to one that provides the breed with little or no protection. The choice is yours.

VI. VELOMA (means "Good-bye for now" in Malagasy): we hope you will stop back and join us often. This site is updated frequently. Remember: you can contact us at any time...

Explore Coton Cyberspace! Code of Ethics Breeders web sites here!

Click the phrase below to see the mCTCA's Internet FACEBOOK e-ZINE. You'll start seeing exciting stories, articles, Questions & Answers, pictures and so much more. It's authoritative, fun and FREE!! ...

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Thanks for visiting with the Coton community on-line. This site was created in November, 1996 by the CTCA as a service to the online community. We topped 1 million visitors in 2008! Thank you for your interest in our breed and our organization. Let us know how we can better serve you.

At the top of every topic page, just click on the phrase -- COTON NEWS MAIN MENU -- to return to this contents page. There's more than 100 pages of information at this site for you to enjoy. Please let us know how we can improve this site for you; send us an e-mail (click: cotonnews@aol.com).

Title and contents of The Coton de Tulear News & Information Network © 1996-2013, the Madagascar Coton de Tulear Club of America, Ltd., all rights reserved. The m CTCA celebrates its 37th Anniversary in 2013. (Note: the CTCA Registry was established in 1974 ; the club was formally constituted in 1976). We introduced this wonderful breed from Madagascar to the Western Hemisphere in 1974.