Coton de Tuléar Club of the United Kingdom


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


Breeders List

This page is for anyone wishing to talk to breeders when looking for a puppy. Contacts on this list may not have puppies available but are happy to be contacted.

Fully paid up CDTUK members wishing to place their details here should contact the Webmaster for inclusion at: [email protected]


AB = Member of The Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme
L = Licensed Breeder

Kennel Name Breeders Name Web Site Tel No: Email: Type*
Cotonalba Margaret Hirst & James Murdoch 0191 447 9660 [email protected] AB
Valeast Joyce & Kevin Holley 01932 701158 [email protected] AB
Melrakki Corrine & Colin Hanson-New 01543 279874 [email protected] AB
Rishlyn Chris Lawson 01925 713444 [email protected]
Happypaws Liz Disney & Michelle Watson 07706 107929 [email protected]
Mopseyscoton Jane Pearman 07740062385 [email protected] AB
Knightcliffe Claire Taylor 01206 793820 [email protected] AB

Types of Breeders

Licensed Breeders

The Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999, Breeding of Dogs Act 1991 and Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 – the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999, which amended and extended the provisions of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1973 and the Breeding of Dogs Act 1991, already provides protection for dogs used in breeding establishments.

Under this legislation, any person who keeps a breeding establishment for dogs at any premises and carries on at those premises a business of breeding dogs for sale must obtain a licence from the local authority. Those people who are not in the business of breeding dogs for sale, so called “hobby breeders”, and produce less than five litters in any period of 12 months do not need to obtain a licence.

The local authority has the discretion whether to grant a licence and, before doing so, must satisfy itself that the animals are provided with suitable accommodation, food, water and bedding material; are adequately exercised and visited at suitable intervals; and that all reasonable precautions are taken to prevent and control the spread of diseases amongst dogs. Local authorities are responsible for enforcing the legislation. In addition to ensuring that dogs are kept in suitable accommodation, the law also places limits on the frequency and timing of breeding from a bitch. Bitches cannot be mated before they are a year old, must have no more than six litters in a lifetime and can only have one litter every 12 months. Breeding records must be kept to ensure that these requirements are adhered to. Puppies that are produced at licensed breeding establishments can only be sold at those premises or a licensed pet shop.


If breeders are unsure if they require a licence or not then the advice is to contact their local council for guidance.

Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme (KCABS)

The Kennel Club operates an Assured Breeder Scheme. The Kennel Club provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of breeders and Assured Breeders with pedigree puppies currently available on the Find a Puppy service.

Kennel Club Assured Breeders sign up to follow recommended breeding guidelines:

• They make use of health screening schemes, such as testing for hip problems and eye conditions, which will help owners to predict the future health of their puppy.

• They will ensure the puppy is seen with its mother, to give an indication of how the puppy is likely to turn out.

• Any responsible dog breeder should be prepared to answer your questions about the breed.

• They will also give new owners written information regarding the socialisation and training of the puppy and will be there as a point of contact throughout the puppy’s life to ensure that the dog and owner have a happy and fulfilling relationship.

• If a breeder doesn’t follow these guidelines and if the puppies do not appear happy and are not kept in good conditions, then look elsewhere.

For more information on the KCABS click on the link below:

Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme

For more information on the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999 please click on the link below:

Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999

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