Coton de Tuléar Club of the United Kingdom


The only Coton de Tuléar breed club in the United Kingdom recognised by the Kennel Club


We are the only official breed club for the Coton de Tuléar in the United Kingdom which is recognised by The Kennel Club.
We hope you enjoy visiting our website and find the information provided here useful, interesting and informative.
There are various sections on our site which cover all aspects of our very special breed, including health, and the Club itself. We have also provided what we consider to be a valuable guide to puppy buyers or anyone considering owning a Coton de Tuléar.

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Do you have an interest in the Coton de Tulear?

Do you want to know more?

Then come along and find out more about our wonderful breed.

We are holding a Breed Seminar on Sunday 4th November 2018.


January 7th Coton classes at Boston Judge: Amanda Ellis
January 14th Coton classes at Stockport Toy Dog Show Judge: Mr Jude Reyes
January 19th Coton classes at Manchester Judge: Greta Franklin

March 10th Coton classes at Crufts Judge: Jeff Horswell
March 8th – 11th Discover Dogs at Crufts (If you own a coton and would like to help out on the club stand. Please contact Kevin Email:
March 31st Coton classes at UK Toy Show Judge: Christine Brooks
March 31st Newsletter

April 1st Agenda & papers to members
April 15th Coton Awareness Day and AGM. Day starts at 10:30 and AGM starts at 3 pm. Venue - Heath Community Centre, Holly Road, Uttoxeter, Staffs, ST14 7DP
April 29th Coton classes at WELKS Judge: Mrs Raye Parry

May 10th Coton classes at National Show Judge: Liz Cartledge
May 19th Coton classes at SKC Judge: Mr R Hitchcock
May 25th Coton classes at Bath Judge: Elaine Waddington
May 27th Fun Day starts at 10:30 finishes 3:30pm Willington Village Hall, Twyford Rd, Willington, Derby DE65 6DE

June 1st Coton classes at Southern Counties Judge: Karl Jarvinen
June 9th Coton classes at 3 Counties Judge: Leila Taraband
June 22nd Coton classes at Blackpool Judge: Mrs Margaret Boulcott
June 28th Coton classes at Windsor Judge: Jim Murdoch
June 30th Newsletter

July 14th Club Show at Marston Green Parish Hall starts at 10:30 am Judge: Jane Lilley
July 27th Coton classes at Leeds Judge: Kevan Berry

August 7th Coton classes at Paignton Judge: Stuart Mallard
August 12th Coton classes at Bournemouth Judge: Chris Lawson
August 17th Coton classes at WKC Judge:
August 31st Coton classes at City of Birmingham Judge :

September 7th Coton classes at Richmond Judge:
September 16th Coton classes at Darlington Judge: Alister Stewart
September 20th Coton classes at Thame & Oxfordshire Judge: Kevin Holley
September 30th Newsletter

October 6th Coton classes at SWKA Judge: T D Balfour-Burgess
October 13th Coton classes at Hitchin & District CS Open show Judge: Laurie Hunt
October 20th & 21st Discover Dogs at Excel Centre(If you own a coton and would like to help out on the club stand.Please contact Kevin
October 28th Coton classes at Midland Counties Judge

November 4th Breed Seminar at Acacia Centre, Kirby in Ashfield, NG17 9BH
(Click on events to find Flyer and booking form)
Dec 8th Newsletter sent
Dec 15th Coton classes at LKA Judge

Following the publication of the new breed standard for the Coton de Tuléar on the 1st November 2017, there was a considerable amount of adverse comment on various social media sites about it and presumably some written submissions to the Kennel Club. The Kennel Club made a number of suggestions to the Breed club and they responded quickly. Since then the Breed Standards Committee have considered all of the information submitted to them and today the Secretary of the Coton de Tuléar Club of the UK received the email reproduced below. At its recent meeting the Breed Standards Committee noted the further response from the Coton de Tulear Club of the UK regarding suggested amendments to the standard. Following detailed consideration and taking into account the content of the FCI standard for the breed, the committee agreed the following minor amendments: Coat Of unique cotton texture without woolly undercoat. The coat is full and supple, standing away from the body. Can be slightly wavy, not heavy, curly, coarse or silky. Never trimmed except to tidy feet. Coat texture is more important than length. Size Dogs 25-30 cms (9 -11 ins); Bitches 22-27cms (8 - 10 ins). The Breed Standards Committee confirmed that, wherever possible, the spirit of the FCI standard should be followed, but that Kennel Club Breed Standards should describe the ideal and avoid references to faults. The above changes have been approved by the Board and will be effective from 1 June 2018. Yours sincerely Caroline Hallett Caroline Hallett Registered Societies Manager The Kennel Club Clarges St London W1J 8AB The Coton de Tuléar Club of the UK fully support the two changes. The insertion of the words “Can be” before ‘wavy’ removes any possible ambiguity and giving different heights for dogs and bitches will assist judges and breeders in the long term. The heights reflect the FCI standard.

Breed Standard – Minor changes



Following the recent survey into Inter-Vertebral Disc Disorder (IVDD) in Coton De Tulears in the UK, our Breed Health Co-Ordinators would like to keep breeders informed with further information on this subject.

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Code of Ethics

The Club has a Code of Ethics which Club members are required to conform to and a set of Objectives whose purpose are to further the development of the breed.

Club News Section

This is where you will find newsworthy information and articles of interest.

About the Breed

The Coton de Tuléar breed has an interesting history. To learn more about this and the breed in general please click on the picture above.

Breed Standard

‘A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance including the correct colour of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function.’

[Extract from the Kennel Club website]

The breed standard for the Coton de Tuléar in the UK is defined by The Kennel Club.

The link button below will take you the the section on the Kennel Club website that contains the breed standard:

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