Cuddly Cotons ~ Coton De Tulear Breeder 

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Mandatory Spay and Neuter

All of our puppies are sold as PETS ONLY with a spay/neuter contract. All puppies must be spayed/neutered by one year of age and documentation must be sent to us varifying the procedure. In purchasing a puppy from us, you agree to enter a spay/neuter contract agreement.  This means that you agree to spay/neuter the pup before one year (12 months) of age. 


It is very important for breeding dogs to have a doucmented history of many generations of their ancestor's health, temperament, and confirmation. We as breeders hand select which offspring we will use to breed based on the breed standards and temeraments. Breeding stock must be of appropriate age/weight, health, temperament and promote the same in their future offspring.  In order to guaruntee the success of the breed, it is crucial that only the best adult dogs be bred, resulting in exceptional puppies that will cary on the breed standards.  


We have put many years of work in to the history, health and temperaments of our dogs and offspring. It is important for breeders to protect the integrity of their dogs/offspring.  We do not promote "back yard breeding". This is where someone just buys a dog and breeds it to "have a litter" or to obtain financial gain.  Any breeder will tell you that many, many years of hard work are placed in breeding dogs, and that it is not for everyone.  Therefore, most reputable breeders limit the registration of offspring to ensure the dogs are well cared for and that the breeding is done by the breeders and not the back yard people wanting to become a breeder.  We do this so we can keep our lines clean and free of health issues, and to ensure that our offspring are well cared for. 



 

When to spay/neuter: Generally, this should be done when the puppy has reached at least 5-6 months for a female and 6-8 months for a male. The older the dog, the better it will be able to withstand the anesthesia. Your vet will be able to offer input about what he recommends. It must be done by one year of age though in order to stay in compliance with our spay/neuter contract.

Why spay/neuter: Fixing your dog prevents pregnancy and the birth of unwanted puppies. It avoids the need to restrain the dog during estrus. It keeps both sexes from roaming away from your house in search of a mate. It reduces the tendency of male dogs to urinate in the house. Additionally, it avoids reproductive-related problems such as tumors, pyrometra, false pregnancy, prostate infections, and reduces the risk of developing reproductive related cancers.