Hybrid Breed

Coton de Tuléar + Pug


History and origin of the Pug-Coton

ThePug-Coton, also known as the Coton de Tuléar and Pug Mix, was created by crossing two popular breeds, the Pug and the Coton de Tuléar.

While the Pug originated in China, the Coton de Tuléar is originally from the island of Madagascar. Both parent breeds are known for their charming character and pleasant size, making them ideal companions for the home.

Suitability and keeping

Due to their size, Pug Cotons are best suited as pets for apartments and smaller living spaces. However, they do require daily exercise and mental stimulation to dissipate their energy.

Their affectionate nature makes them perfect companion dogs, and they can get along well with children and other pets in their home.

Alternate Name -
Origin France - China
Life expectancy 12 - 17 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level low
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Character and temperament

The Pug-Coton is a proud dog that combines the best traits of its parent breeds. He is known for his adaptable nature, loving heart, and adorable, fluffy appearance. This friendly mix quickly attracts the attention of canine friends.

As a mixed breed, the Pug-Coton inherits the best traits of their parents. The Pug-Coton is an extremely loving and affectionate dog that always seeks closeness with its owner. The mix is also very intelligent, which makes it easy to train, and friendly towards children and other pets.

In addition, the Pug-Coton has a heightened curiosity and sense of adventure that makes it a lively companion.

Education and Training

  • Intelligent and trainable, the Pug-Coton exhibits the intelligence and quick learning ability of the Coton de Tuléar. With sustained positive reinforcement and consistency, he responds well to training and can learn a variety of commands.
  • Exercise requirement: Since the Pug is part of his parent lineage, the Pug-Coton should be exercised regularly to avoid health problems such as obesity. A daily walk and outdoor playtime will help keep him fit and healthy.

Care and health aspects

The Pug-Coton requires regular grooming. His coat should be brushed or combed at least twice a week to prevent matting and remove dead hair.

In terms of health, the Pug-Coton inherits traits from both parent breeds. They can be prone to patellar luxation, eye disease and obesity. Therefore, it is important to feed them a balanced diet and make sure they get regular exercise.

Breeding the Pug-Cot

Breeding Pug Cotons requires careful selection of parent animals to ensure healthy and spirited puppies. When selecting parent animals, attention should be paid to health, genetic aspects and temperament. It is advisable to breed only with healthy and well-tempered animals to achieve the best possible results.

Their considerable expression and sturdy build resemble that of a Pug in many cases, while their possibly soft, lush coat pays homage to the Coton de Tuléar. Their coat is often a mixture of white, cream, fawn and black. Their round face is often surrounded by soft, wavy hair that highlights their dark, expressive eyes.

Fur length long - short
Fur wavy - flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Tilt-ear
Tail fanned out - stubby
Anatomy dainty, massive, square, hefty
Size ♀ 22 - 25 cm
Weight ♀ 4 - 8 kg
Size ♂ 25 - 30 cm
Weight ♂ 4 - 8 kg
Suitable For suitable for allergy sufferers, Beginner, Children, Seniors, Beginner, Children, Seniors
  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Patellar luxation

    Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.

  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Denture malocclusions

    Malocclusions of the dentition often occur in dogs with short muzzles.

  • Shortness of breath

    Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.

  • Heart disease

    Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.

  • Breathing problems

    Dogs with shortened muzzles can often experience respiratory problems.

  • A Pug-Coton is the cross between two breeds, the Pug and the Coton de Tuléar. These hybrids have unique characteristics of the two parent breeds, as well as a rather unique appearance.

  • A pug coton can live an average of 8-12 years.

  • This mixed breed usually has the character traits of its parent breeds, is intelligent and outgoing. He is very affectionate, playful and easy to train.

  • This mixed breed has a coat that has a moderate amount of hair loss. Thus, it is easy to groom and requires only a moderate amount of care and grooming.

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