The Shih Tzu-Cotons are affectionate and clever like their parent breeds. They are the perfect lap dogs who are always eager to please. They are sweet, affectionate, and friendly canines. These small fluffy dogs are best buddies for singles or families of all ages. The appearances of the Shih Tzu and the Coton de Tulear are similar, both having dropped ears and gorgeous long silky coats. Coton Tzus are low shedding but would need daily combing to keep their hair smooth and matt-free.
Origin of the Shih Tzu-Coton
The Shih Tzu-Coton or the Coton Tzu is the hybrid developed by crossing the Shih Tzu and the Coton de Tulear. Both the parent breeds are popular and well-loved breeds around the world and are known for their cute appearance and loving companionship. Shih Tzus and Coton de Tulear are both preferred lap dogs of nobles and royalties from centuries ago. Shih Tzus are from Tibet and Coton de Tulears hail from Madagascar, where they are also considered the national dog.
Is a Shih Tzu-Coton right for me?
If the Shih Tzu-Coton is your breed of choice, you have gained yourself a graceful and loyal companion. They are soft and cuddly as cottons and are usually calm and good-natured. You will definitely enjoy quiet days on your couch with these charming little fur balls.
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