TO THE COTON OWNER:
Robert Jay Russell, Ph.D. The CTCA PO Box 600 Windsor, NY 13865
TO THE VETERINARIAN:
Thank you for your help with the CTCA's Health Test. These tests are designed to help us determine whether or not this dog should be granted "BREEDABLE" status. Such a classification is NOT written in stone, of course, and is subject to change should we learn something about the health of this dog in the future that would require a reclassification.
You are an integral part of our club's effort to insure that the Coton de Tulear Club of America's population of dogs is healthy and happy. We sincerely appreciate your input on any matter impacting this breed. We have designed these forms to be simple and direct. We realize that no one can diagnose every possibility; we only ask you to put down as best you can what you observe. If you feel that the dog should be seen by a Board Certified specialist in any area of these tests, please note that on the form and inform your client. We are happy to accept additional tests in consideration of the breedability of this dog. Should you want to contact us, please call (607) 693-2828 anytime.
The Coton de Tulear dog is a rare breed that we have studied and parented for more than a quarter century. We permit no mating that would produce puppies more inbred than 10% (current Code of Ethics, determination via Wright's Coefficient of Inbreeding). We sincerely appreciate your contributions to the welfare of this dog and the health of our small but well considered gene pool.
Robert Jay Russell, Ph.D., PresidentCoton de Tulear Club of America www.CotonClub.org CotonNews@aol.com
TO THE APPLICANT: Any falsification of these tests may result in your immediate and permanent expulsion from the CTCA, the reclassification of your dogs or possibly the removal of your dogs and their progeny from the CTCA's database.