There are many questions that a breeder must ask potential owners before they allow them to buy a Coton. A Cukoton Coton can live up to 20 years, although 14-18 years is more common. A Coton needs attention and care throughout its life; this takes a lot of time and money. Owning a Cukoton Coton is a long term commitment.
All potential Coton owners are required to answer these questions before we will allow you to join our waiting LIST
Why are you getting a Coton?
Are you getting a Coton for yourself / for just for your children / partner / or is it for the whole family?
Is the person buying the Coton responsible enough to own a Coton?
Is your house able to comfortably accomodate a Coton?
Do you have a garden to exercise your Coton in?
Can you devote enough time to my Coton?
Can you afford day to day expenses of feeding my Coton?
Can you afford the veterinary fees when your Coton needs treatment?
Are the other member of your family in agreement with your decision to get a Coton?
Are you allowed dogs where you live?
Do you live in rented / home owner / or other accomadation?
If other please explain?
Does your landlord allow pets?
Do you have any other pets?
The first year of the Cotons life is the most important. The more training and socialisation you do the more enjoyable your experience of Coton ownership will be for the rest of their lives
What will happen to the dog if you are ill or need to go into hospital?
Who will look after your Coton when you go on holidays?
What it takes to become a responsible Coton owner
Coton owners should ensure that the basic needs of the Coton such as feeding, housing, and time for grooming are satisfactory. A complete dry food diet we use Natural instinct Raw Boost £39.99 per 5 kg bag with either tinned Natures Menu £21.00 for 12x400g or freshly cooked meat with vegetables is also recommended. Clean fresh water must be provided at all times. Your Coton should have adequate bedding that is clean, dry and free from harmful objects or substances.
When puppies please check bedding twice a day for foreign objects or rips and tears that may cause harm to the dog.
All Cukoton Cotons thrive on human contact and attention from their owner. You should spend at least one to two hours a day with your Cukoton Coton puppy, grooming them, cuddling them and playing with them. This does not include the time that you spend feeding them and toilet training them.
Your Coton should be allowed to exercise daily. A stroll around the block is fine a few days a week but your Coton will needs a good long walk once a week at the least when your dog is old enough to do so. Taking your Coton for a walk will give both you and your dog exercise and also help you interact and become closer to your pet. Whenever you are in a public place with your Coton always ensure that your dog is on a lead and properly under control. Clean up after your dog when it defecates in a public place.
Always keep your Coton well groomed and free from external parasites, fleas and ticks.
Always take your Coton to the veterinarian for an annual checkup and their booster vaccination. Never delay in consulting your veterinarian if you’re Coton appears ill or is suffering from pain in any way.
There are many reasons why people give up their dogs or even worse abandon them. The most common reasons are:
No time to take care of the dog
Owner moving away
Dog has not been trained properly and is causing a nuisance around the house.
To much work to groom and care for the dog
Dog is sick or old and has become a liability
Loss of interest in the dog now that it is no longer a puppy
Before buying your Coton please consider all the aspects of ownership,
WE NEVER ALLOW OWNERS TO PICK THEIR OWN PUPPY!
Here at Cukoton we need to know as much about you and your family as possible in order for us to give you the best matching puppy to suit your lifestyle. All puppies have different characters so it would not be suitable to give a shy retiring puppy to a busy noisy household for an example.
How many people are in you family?
Do you have Children and what are their ages ?
Will the Children understand the puppy is NOT a toy and should not be picked up without adult supervision. This is important especially as the puppy grows. The rib cage must be supported. If a puppy is carried wrongly it can cause damage, distress and a fear of children which may lead to future behavioural problems
Will the puppy have a safe place to go if it is tired. What are your plans for housing your puppy. We have ideas such as play pens and crates on out website.
Will the puppy be around children often?
What are your hobbies and interests?
Do you plan on going on holidays with your dog or do you have a sitter if you go away?
Are you interested in Dog training clubs and puppy socilisation
Do you have any other animals and pets
Does your home always have some sort of noise, tv radio or is it quiet
Do you have lots of visitors
What is your garden like?
Is your garden secure for your puppy?
Some plants are poisonous, please be aware what is growing in the garden and the effects this can have on your pets
Do you plan to breed ?
(This MUST be discussed prior to buying a pet Coton de Tulear from Cukoton. A subsequent additional charge WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED FOR YOU TO PAY BEFORE ANY BREEDING RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED)
Do you understand Cukoton Coton de Tulears are only SOLD as pets with breeding restrictions?
Do you understand Cukoton Coton de Tulears can NOT be mated to any other breeds of dogs including Coton de Tulears and can never be used to produce any puppies ?