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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For the forseeable future could all email correspondance for the club be sent to the Chairman of the Club at:

Calendar for 2019

Date Event

January 6th Coton classes at Boston Judge: Julie Baldwin
January 18th Coton classes at Manchester Judge: Tom Mather

February 23rd [Provisional] Committee meeting starts at 1.30pm. Lunch from noon to consider the draft accounts for AGM. Venue is Royal Oak, Ockbrook, Derby DE72 3SE

February 23rd Notice of AGM and motion forms sent to members. AGM advertised in Dog papers, website and Facebook.

March 7th – 10th Discover Dogs at Crufts
March 10th Coton classes at Crufts Judge: Stephen R Goodwin

March 12th Deadline for receipt of nominations and motion forms from members
March 12th to 23rd Agreement to AGM agenda [via emails between committee]
March 23rd Agenda & papers to members

March 30th Coton classes at UK Toy Dog Show Judge: Zena Thorn-Andrews

March 31st Newsletter sent out

April 6th AGM starts at 1:30 pm. Venue: Royal Oak, Ockbrook, Derby DE72 3SE
Committee meeting immediately afterwards

April 26th Coton classes at WELKS Judge: Jeff Luscott

May 10th Coton classes at National Show Judge: Peter Van Baaren-Grob
May 19th Coton classes at SKC Judge: Mrs. C L Roe
May 27th Coton classes at Bath Judge: Mr K S Wilberg
May 31st Coton classes at Southern Counties Judge: Marja Talvitie (Finland)

June 6th Coton classes at 3 Counties Judge: Howard Ogden
June 21st Coton classes at Blackpool Judge: Mr Arne Foss (Norway)
June 27th Coton classes at Windsor Judge: Dr Geoffrey Curr

June 30th Newsletter sent out

July 6th Coton classes at East of England Judge: Kevan Berry
July 27th Coton classes at Leeds Judge:

August 6th Coton classes at Paignton Judge:
August 12th Coton classes at Bournemouth Judge: Andrew Stewart
August 16th Coton classes at WKC Judge:
August 24th Coton classes at SKC Judge:
August 30th Coton classes at City of Birmingham Judge :
August 30th Coton de Tulear Club Show Judge : Jim Murdoch

September 6th Coton classes at Richmond Judge:
September 15th Coton classes at Darlington Judge:

September 30th Newsletter sent out

October 13th Coton classes at SWKA Judge:

October 19th & 20th Discover Dogs at Excel Centre

October 24th Coton classes at Midland Counties Judge

November 10th Breed Seminar at Acacia Centre, Kirby in Ashfield, NG17 9BH
November 10th Committee meeting after Breed Seminar to confirm AGM 2020 details

Dec 8th Newsletter sent out with Christmas card and membership reminder/renewal form

Dec 15th Coton classes at LKA Judge

Updated 15th February 2019

Breed Standard – Minor changes

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.

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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.

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.



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.

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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