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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Is two too much!!!!!!

hey everyone, as we were out with butterscotch yesterday we met a beautiful Coton de Tulear named lily. the owner said she came from cotonbrie kennels, which is just outside of Rome, Italy. The breeder hand ships the puppies to France, England, and the U.S. I was wondering what differs between Havs and Cotons. Are they as quiet and loving as havs? and most importantly are they as smart? Heres the link to the breeder: http://www.cotonbrie.com/ Thanks for any advice you can offer!
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I think there are some differences in personality. Jill has both-I hope she still posts here. She would be the one to ask.

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I think they are nice looking dogs and I have heard good things about them. The only one I have seen regularly is one in my building. It is pretty large compared to Lily and has a very relaxed personality. When I say relaxed I mean like- quaaluudes. Maybe in contrast to Lily's puppy mischieviousness and spunk she seems less animated.
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I met a coton once it was very beautiful,but it's coat was even more hard work than a Havs,and this particular one was very spoilt,and a little snappy and timid,that said,I think those faults were due to the owner,who didn't let the dog rough and tumble or socialise as much as she should have.In England they are even more expensive than a Havanese.

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I have met a few on the street...of course they always stop because the owners want to know if mine are cotons. They seem much more reserved than any havanese I've ever met.


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I've had two Cotons. One of mine was from France and the other was from the Netherlands. Neither had the best temperment. Truffles (who recently died at the age of 17) was sweet, but timid. Trixie was not a friendly dog at all and died of a brain tumour at a young age(8 years old) - maybe temperment was affected by the tumour-I don't know. Not all are like this as my sister had two very sweet,playful Cotons, but the Havanese seem to be more consistent in temperment. My Mom's Coton recently passed away (she was 13) and I talked my Mom into getting a Havanese puppy. She is sooooooo happy with her and says she is the best dog she has ever had. I guess you can tell what I think from this post. There have been several threads on here discussing the difference between Cotons and Havs if you want to do a search.

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My sister has a Coton and we just got back last night from visiting her in Nebraska. Her Coton is sweet, friendly, playful, smart and got along extremely well with Stella. We loved him. She got hers from a breeder close to Omaha.

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Just an aside..the website has a Christmas puppy package...not usually a good sign as it relates to 'reputable' breeders..I don't know much but would do more research...

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Just an aside..the website has a Christmas puppy package...not usually a good sign as it relates to 'reputable' breeders..I don't know much but would do more research...
Yes I noticed that too,they seemed very business like, a bit to polished,and they seem to ship all over the place.I'm sure there must be a reputable Coton breeder in the USA.

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The only coton I have ever met in person was very friendly and smart, I think the decision is individual to your circumstances and if it is the right time and the right dog, you'll know it in your heart.



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