Stranded in the service and immediately The Tenerife Bichon dog probably came from the 17th Century on trading ships to Madagascar and surrounding islands. The small white dogs were with the ladies of the Roman and Greek society in ancient times,they were popular as a constant companion. On the ships when they fulfilled their function and undemanding Pied Piper landed so in the various ports. For these "imports" was the Coton de Reunion, a now extinct breed of dog. Especially popular were the descendants of the fluffy Coton de Reunion in the Madagascan port of Tulear. There developed by crossing with other Bichons from the dog we know today as the Coton de Tulear. The robust bundle  of energy owes its name to its original "Birth" - city, on the other, the former export of the island: the fruit of the cotton tree are white with yellowish to brownish Schattierunge - like the fur of the puppy. The French nobility, who lived during the colonial period in Madagascar, said the cotton to his favorite dog. Soon became the "royal"  dog called "Dog of Royalty". It was actually before 20 Century for the ordinary citizens forbidden to own a Coton. And even today to keep only the prominent people of Madagascar, Coton de tulears. Until the early seventies, the working dog fluffy was virtually unknown in Europe. It was not until 1971, he got his recognition by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) as made ​​gassi shear-breed dog. Finally, French and Dutch breeders exported to Cotton dog mid-seventies to Europe. Gradually, the "cotton ball" in Germany, more and more popular. A rarity is the race still remains: Worldwide, there are only a few Coton de Tulear. The Attitude: Always at the ready - even without education Plegeleicht is the Coton de Tulear - at least in terms of education. As adaptable as the mop is lively, the Coton little education needs to be the family dog​​. If he is kept as a pet, it adapts to almost any environment and any climate. Slight problems could cause the dog owners more than the long coat of the Coton. So the fur is soft and white, the owner should find the time to brush care. (. The way, also, to treat the four-legged friend a couple of pats) forming, however, nodes in a dense coat of hair, there is only one thing: The node with a small pair of scissors to open or aufzupfen with your fingers. The Essence: Because of Softie The fluffy cotton ball to cuddle - how true. Nevertheless, he is no softie: He makes his owner to unusual circumstances when dog training is aumerksam and extremely agile. He also likes to show tricks: He jumps around and is lively and ever on the hind legs. Otherwise. the healthy, strong shaggy dog an avid traveler, who can feel the wind in your hair. Other dogs and cats over, it is very calm and relaxed. The furry friend's children as well aware of his charm bolt action. In France, the term "antidepressant" was coined for him. The Malagasy call themselves the Coton as "comedians". When walking, running, jumping and climbing, he is in his element. The "cotton ball" surprised its owners by its often unexpected reactions and jokes. He is highly intelligent and has in the plains and fields an extremely good sense of direction.    Ulli and Arabea
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