Cuddly Cotons ~ Coton De Tulear Breeder 


WELCOME TO MY HOME PAGE            A Coton de Tulear Is The Only Thing On Earth That loves You More Than He Loves Himself!!

The waitlist is closed for the summer litter. I know its really hard to find puppies right now, but PLEASE be careful so many scammers popping up to take advantage of people. If you are interested in a puppy the first step is to fill out a family questionnaire. I have a master list started with people who have deposits down, I cannot guarantee what litter you will receive a puppy from, but puppies are first come first serve. Being patient is the best way to get a puppy, and rushing into a puppy is not wise with all the scamming going on.  If you are interested we will email you a family questionnaire. You can email me at 

Text 616-723-5077

 Puppies are $3500(Male) and $4000(Female).

Males are discounted because everyone wants female and the males get overlooked, and the males are as sweet as pie.Deposits are $500 (deducted from the balance). 

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we are not allowing puppy visits at this time, we do not want to risk getting sick and not being able to properly take care of our puppies/dogs. I am happy to update you weekly with photo's, updates, and videos when they are older and moving around. Thanks for your patience during this time, we greatly appreciate it. Once you select and Cuddly Coton we are happy to send updates and photos so you can watch them grow and thrive. Stay safe and Have a Healthy and Happy New Year.

***PLEASE NOTE**** We are trying to keep up with all your inquiries to the best of our ability. It has been an unusually busy three months with people wanting to add puppies to their families. We take pride in taking care of our puppies and doggies first. We will check email and texts every evening. If we cannot get back to you right away do not be discouraged. All breeders are overwhelmed right now, and we want you to know its hard to get back to everyone right away. 

THIS LITTLE GUY IS SOLD (pictured above).

We just want to say thank you to all the loving families who have added a Cuddly Coton puppy into their home. At this time we want to pray for our country during this COVID 19 crisis. Due to the alarming rate this is spreading we are no longer doing puppy visits. I hope you respect this at this time.  We want to keep everyone safe. 

PLEASE NOTE: it is getting to be that time of year. Snow, sleet, and bad weather over the next three or four months. If you have a puppy nanny scheduled with me  please know that flight plans can change at any given moment. Flights are delayed due to several reasons: storms, not enough passengers for a flight, or airline delays due to bad weather,  we do everything in our power to work around the problems, but it cannot always be avoided. Please be patient. These puppy nannies work very hard to get your puppy to you. 

Please read: We do not give breeding rights, and our puppies are sold as companion pets.  If you want AKC limited registration please email me so I can explain the process to you. I do not release any AKC limited paperwork without a spay/neuter agreement. You must have proof of spay or neuter by one year old.

Enjoy the photos below from previous litters.

The Coton De Tulear temperament is affectionate and smart. And as you read on I think you will agree with me. The Coton De Tulear, or Coton for short, gets the first part of its name from their cotton like coat (‘Coton’ is cotton in French). The second part of the name Tulear is a seaport in Madagascar.

The Coton is believed to be related to the Maltese and Bichon Frise.

There are several theories about how the Coton De Tulear came to be.

One theory is the Coton De Tulear dog was bred to accompany women on long sea voyages. Another theory says this breed was bred to be used as ratters aboard ships.

As to how they got to Madagascar, a final theory is the Coton was the sole survivor of a shipwreck in Madagascar.No matter how they arrived, the Coton De Tulear soon became a favorite of the royal court and wealthy households in Madagascar. They were brought to the United States during the late 1970s.

The Coton De Tulear dog is best known for their undying love for their humans. Whether you’re lounging around watching Netflix, shuffling between rooms or taking a drive, the Coton will be with you every step of the way. Coton De Tulear dogs are extremely intelligent. They are an observant breed who learns quickly and can adapt to their owner's needs.The Coton De Tulear is a boisterous and happy breed. They are true people-pleasers and are happiest spending time with their humans. Cotons have a cheerful, sweet personality that makes them wonderful therapy dogs.

Because they are so people-oriented, they tend to form a strong bond with their family and do not like to be separated from them.

Cotons love to have fun. They often play “the clown” for attention. In fact, one of their most endearing qualities is their tendency to jump up and walk on their back legs.

This is a breed that may bark once or twice when the doorbell rings, but they are not obsessive barkers. Don’t expect a Coton to be a guard dog. The only thing intruders would have to look out for is being licked to death!

Thanks to their sociable nature, Coton De Tulear dogs get along well with other dogs and cats as well as children.

We are located in Rockford, Michigan just northeast of Grand Rapids. 

For additional information please email me at:

or text me at 616-723-5077

I am very passionate about the Coton de Tulear breed, they are the sweetest dogs we have ever had the pleasure of owning and raising. My puppies are raised in the middle of my living room with lots of love and attention. They are well socialized and spoiled by the time they go to their forever homes.  My 24 year old daughter and all her friends all always handling and loving on the puppies. My grandchildren also enjoy the puppies and they are very gentle and kind. We take pride in making sure each family and the new puppy is a good match.  It is important that my puppies go to forever, loving homes that will nurture, love and give them excellent homes.  Coton puppies are very sweet, calm, excellent with children and other pets. They are very kind hearted, affectionate, and easy going. This breed is very intelligent and easy to train. The nice thing about this breed is they are hypo-allegenic and non shedding and great for people who suffer from allergies like my own daughter.    This breed loves people, and they truly are the sweetest dogs.  

PLEASE fill out family questionnaire and forward to my email if you want to start the process of bringing your puppyinto your home. (See family questionnaire page on the website).  I will also do a phone interview with you after I see your family questionnaire.    Deposits are first come first serve.  We do not do visits during the week, this our time to take care of the dogs and puppies, and much needed family time.  All questions are welcomed, and we welcome you into our home to visit your future puppy. 

We have the right to refuse anyone a purchase of a puppy if we do not think the puppy is a good fit.  We are very careful about who we sell to.  Please know we take all placements very seriously. If you work 8 to 10 hours a daily you would not be a good fit for this breed, they are a very sensitive breed that loves to be with their family. They love the attention and love to give attention. Left alone for long periods of time are not healthy for them, they do not thrive in that type of environment. They are companion pets that need lots of love and attention.


Important things to know before buying a puppy. These puppies require alot of care the first couple months in your home. They need to be let outside to potty every two hours and given praise and praise and praise to have a well trained puppy. The care doesn't stop there. If you have smaller children or other pets, you will have to limit the amount of time spent with the new puppy the first few months. The puppies still require a lot of rest and they do not need to be overplayed with by children or other pets. They need adequate rest as they grow. Ten minutes three times a day is all they can handle when they are first brought into their new home. Exhaustion and dehydration go hand in hand. You don't want your puppy to be rushed into the Emergency vet because it didn't have adequate time to rest.

They also require grooming, brushing, and bathing.  They need to be groomed every 6 to 8 weeks, so when considering this breed, remember their coat does need constant care. I recommend brushing often to keep the coat from matting.

Bringing a puppy into your family is a big commitment. The Coton can live 14 to 17 years.  I want my puppies to be in a loving, safe, secure,nurturing environment.  I want to know that this is a serious commitment for you as well. Deposits are non refundable because I want you to be 100 percent committed to your puppy. The exception is if something comes up and you cannot take your puppy when it is ready, you may transfer your deposit to the next litter.


Gracie enjoying the leaves and fall weather

I am a small hobby breeder so we can dedicate the time, attention, and energy to our litters of puppies.  Each puppy gets individualized attention and love.  Our puppies are held, loved, cuddled and socialized, and we believe in raising them with children. Our puppies are home raised, we are not a kennel. We are located in Rockford, Michigan about 10 minutes north of Grand Rapids.  We are very passionate about raising healthy, happy, and socialized puppies.  

The parents are AKC registered, and health checked. They are genetically tested to rule out IVDD and Bandera's Neotnatal disease. My veterinarian checks hips, knees and eyes. We only use the Sires and Dam deemed healthy and free if genetic defects as our breeding dogs. We also carefully study our blood lines to ensure they are not closely related.  

For local deliveries including Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois.I do have a driver that will hand deliver your puppy to you.  We can calculate the cost of the driver to your door.  We also have a private pilot that can fly your puppy to you. He does have limited destinations so contact me about where he delivers.  The other option is a puppy nanny who will fly the puppy to your airport. Our puppy nanny is highly recommended and is very loving and nurturing and will fly with the puppy on the plane.


Each puppy comes with: Puppy care guide, potty training schedule, vaccine schedule, bell training information, and a blanket with scent of Mom.   I am available after your take your puppy home to answers any questions you may have. These puppies are our babies, and we want them to go to great families, and we want to help you in any way to have your puppy adjust and thrive.

*****Considering how long you will have your dog with your family, paying a bit more for your puppy to get a great quality pet is often well spent. Trust me I speak from experience and I take pride in high breeding values and standards,  hands on care, and provide a genetic health guarantee. I only have a couple of litters of puppies a year so I can give them the extra time, love and attention and you will receive a very spoiled, socialized,  puppy that will adjust nicely to your family.


FUN FACTS & CELEBRITY BUZZ: Catherine Zeta Jones received a Coton De Tulear puppy for her birthday:

Hubby Michael Douglas surprised his lovely wife in September with a Coton De Tulear puppy. The actress had been dropping hints that she wanted a Coton puppy, so it wasn't completely a surprise. Catherine said "he is the sweetest little thing."



Photo below is Hank.  He is ready for Halloween. 





In 1974, a breed standard was drawn up for the Coton de Tulear, but today he is considered one of the world's rarest pure-breed dogs and is threatened within extinction within its own country. Fortunately, breeders within Europe and the United States seek to raise awareness for this unique breed and continue to breed and exhibit animals that are true to the original standards.

I proudly stand behind my puppies and:


A  GOOD breeder takes a LIFETIME interest in ALL dogs produced. I want to know how your dog/puppy does in its new home, I encourage getting calls, emails, cards from you and I am always there for you when a question or problem comes up. A good breeder is a mentor and a good friend to all buyers and dogs they have produced.  A good breeder is passionate about the breed and breeds with high ethics and morals to improve the standards of the breed. A good breeder will sell the puppy with a spay/neuter contract or alter the dog before placement!  A spayed or neutered dog will live a long healthier life!



Animal planet had a wonderful documentary on the Coton De Tulear. Here is the link to learn more about them. Enjoy!!!!!!




Before purchasing a puppy from us, please read the following information!

We do have a special request:  When purchasing a puppy, please be sure that you understand that a puppy is not just for a short time, but instead, for a lifetime.  All animals should be considered long term and require a long term commitment.  Please do your research before purchasing a puppy so you will be prepared for the commitment. 

We care for the well-being of our puppies even after they leave us and want a long happy life for them in a home with a family they can trust and depend on.  If you do purchase a puppy from us and find that you can no longer care for or keep your puppy, you must notify us!  If we are capable of finding them a loving home, we will gladly take the dog back (no matter the age and at buyers expense).  We, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES, ever want one of our dogs or puppies to end up in a shelter, or rescue. We do our best to prescreen our puppy parents to do our absolute best to find permanent, lifelong, loving homes for each puppy. Sometimes life happens and if you are no longer capable of taking care of your puppy/doggy we have first right to have you give us the opportunity to help you out. 


Hi Linda,

My husband and I just wanted to send you a note of gratitude for our experience with acquiring our newest family member, Sophie, from your loving home.

We knew we wanted a Coton de Tulear, but we wanted to make sure that we purchased from a breeder, that was passionate about maintaining a healthy and nurturing environment. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience working with you to acquire our Coton, Sophie. We felt well informed and communicated with through every step. Sophie is both intelligent and has a wonderful disposition. She continues to bring us so much joy. Thanks again.

Ann & Floyd Chasse

JUNE 2019

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1)      We have both parents in our home

    2)       We invite you to meet and play with both parents here in our home 


    3)       We have our parents tested for inheritable diseases

    4.        We want you to have the best possible adult dog 

    5)        We give each puppy the best possible puppyhood


    6)        We make sure your puppies are incredibly well socialized

    7)         We make sure our puppies play with all our other doggies

    8)         We have our puppies meet all kinds of people before they are 8 weeks old

    9)         We make sure all of our puppies have adventures inside and outside


    10)        We feed all our dogs a great diet: Excellent nutrition equals long LIFE

    11)        Our Mother dog's overall health diet is important to use for healthy     


    12)        Our parent dogs are happy, well behaved, HAPPY and our loved pets

    13)        Our happy parents are raised in a nice, clean, fun hom  to           

                  be safe and places to explore make for intelligent, well adjusted puppies.

    14)         We make sure our happy, intelligent puppies are ready for their new 

                   with lots of care and instructions for a well adjusted, trained puppy for 

                   their new families.

    15)          We enjoy hearing from our puppy owners, so bringing home a puppy 

                    from us is like having an extended family. We love to know how they are  

                    doing and thriving. Picture updates are welcomed. 


    Mark Buway.   5 STAR REVIEW

    Having a new puppy can be stressful but cuddly cotons gave is all the info and tools we needed to help us with our new puppy. They are very friendly and helpful and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a new furry family member.

    Dan Senia     5 STAR REVIEW

    We purchased our Beautiful Coton Puppy from Cuddly Cotons. Linda did a great job taking care of our little girl for the first 8 weeks of her life! We recommend them highly!


    We absolutely love our sweet Willow that we got from Cuddly Cotons! They truly are the sweetest dogs ever. Linda does a great job with the puppies, and truly cares who they go home with.This definitely will not be the last Coton we own.

    SUE Z.     5 STAR REVIEW

    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
    Cuddly Cotons placed us with a dog that fit our family perfectly. They were extremely helpful and patient with my many first time pet owner questions, even after we brought our puppy home. What I also appreciated was the care and attention they give all of their dogs. You can tell they really love each one. We will definitely buy another dog from Cuddly Cotons.


    Positive: Responsiveness
    Working with Linda to get our Coton puppy was a great experience. I highly recommend working with Cuddly Cotons to bring a puppy into your home. Our little guy is so great and has been a fantastic addition to our lives.


    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
    Cuddly Cotons is a quality breeder of happy and healthy dogs. They offer excellent advice for the breed. The breeder ensures their puppies go the the best homes. I would recommend this breeder 1000%.


    Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Reliability, Responsiveness, Value
    I have purchased 3 dogs from linda, she is the sweetest most honset dog breeder I know, i am very happy to have met her and i love my puppies from her!! I would recommend linda over and over again which i have given her name to friends and they purcgased a little furball, my kona , my kico and my bling are the sweetest little guys i love them so much! Thank-you Linda for making my family bigger and THANK-YOU for being so sweet!