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Havanese vs Coton de Tulear

I'm new to the forum and have been looking into both Coton de Tulear and Havanese dog as a possible next dog. They both appeal to me because of the size, non-shedding, friendly, people loving aspects but I'm not entire sure how much they differ (colour primarily). Is there anyone that might be able to enlighten me? Thanks!
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I think there is much more color variation in the Havanese as most of the Cotons I have seen are white or have a little color on their heads.

I can't speak for the health issues of Cotons, but I know you can find reputable breeders and great information on this site about the Havanese.

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Okay, I know some people here have Cotons and might kick me for saying this- I have met a lot of Cotons that I didn't like their personality. I will honestly say half of the cotons I have met, have had the small dog nippy attitude. There is one at my obedience club that bit the handler and drew blood when she tried to take a treat he wasn't suppose to pick up off the ground While it could easily be the fault of the owner not training, etc. I have never met a Havanese like that. Either breed, go with a great breeder who health tests and breeds for temperament.

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If you are interested in Cotons..check out these guys...Tia Cotons..

http://www.tiacotons.com/about.html

They have lots of great information on their site, including info on color. They are diligent about health testing and I love that they post all the testing information on their dogs right there on their site.

I've only met a couple of Cotons ever, so I can't judge their personality vs. the Hav's, but Tia Cotons happens to be located one town over, so if you want me to go and check them out, I'd be glad to (especially since they happen to have several litters right now <g>, it would be a tough job, but I'd be willing to take it on...)

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Cotons are only 'allowed' in white with white or champagne colored ears and they can have champagne spots as puppies that will fade. (This is what I believe to remember from reading about the breed 5 years ago). Havanese come in all colors and variations. Personality wise I remember them to be little alarm systems that go off when someone approaches your door/house. I think the barking part finally drove me away from them, but they are adorable. I also didn't like the fur when I finally met one in the streets, although it may not have been a good representation of the breed. I met Jill's Coton and he's SO sweet.
IMO, they are both adorable breeds and you have to choose which one's temperament meets your needs better and MOST IMPORTANTLY get a pup from a reputable breeder that breeds them to their standard. This way you will get what you expect!

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When I started looking for a breed, I also searched Cotons. Everywhere I read about this breed, it said that they are a bit stubborn and like things their way. That was the main reason I stayed away from Cotons.

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Hmmmm...maybe I DID end up with a Coton after all????

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When I started looking for a breed, I also searched Cotons. Everywhere I read about this breed, it said that they are a bit stubborn and like things their way. That was the main reason I stayed away from Cotons.
Oh, that's right, now that you say it, I remember reading that part too.

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Hmmmm...maybe I DID end up with a Coton after all????

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