Excellent, of the highest standard

An Amazing Breed

The Coton is an overall healthy breed. They do not have as many genetic defects as many other breeds do. This is why health testing and breeding for genetic diversity is imperative.  We need to keep it that way!  On average, the life span of a Coton is 13 – 15 years.

The hallmark of the Coton de Tulear is the profuse white coat that is as soft as cotton. Cotons shed very little and may be good for allergy sufferers.  Even though they are often referred to as being hypo-allergenic, it is still possible to have allergies to them.  For more information on the breed standard, including size and appearance, please visit Canine Federation of Canada


About Crackerjack Cotons

Welcome to our Website

Crackerjack Cotons is a small Canadian breeder of purebred Coton de Tulears.  We are dedicated to the preservation of this amazing rare-breed dog.

We have owned and shown numerous dogs and breeds over the decades.  Approximately a dozen years ago, In search of the “perfect” breed, we fell head over heels in love with the Coton de Tulear.  In our opinion, this is one of the most delightful canines one could ever ask for.  We were drawn not only to their beauty but also to the fact that they are intelligent, very social, and oh so loving!

All our Cotons are considered members of the family and live inside our home with us, occupying every room, bed, and chair — given the opportunity!  They have regular access to our large, outdoor living space where they can romp safely within our fenced yard and get much-needed fresh air and sunshine.  Our puppies are born and raised in the hub of our home, constantly surrounded by daily household activities and a lot of love and socialization.  And each one of our dogs actively participates in several dog sporting events—from obedience to barn hunting and everything in between! Cotons are amazingly versatile, and we believe they all deserve to have the opportunity to learn and have fun while doing so.

Our Mission

We have made it our mission to safeguard the health and standard of the Coton de Tulear through careful and ethical breeding. Health and temperament are paramount. All the dogs who are considered in our breeding program are tested at minimum for genetic disorders such as BNAT, CMR2, DM, IVDD, PH, PRA-PRCD, and VWD1. In addition to these tests being completed, we also collect results on patella, hips and elbows, plus do CERF eye and cardiac exams. Nothing is left to chance.

Useful Links

Take a look at what some of these amazing groups have to offer! We strive to align ourselves with some great organizations that uphold the highest standard and quality.

Canadian Coton de Tulear Club