Coton-Beagle

10-25 lbs
10-14"
United States
Coton de Tulear
Beagle

The Coton Beagle is still hard to find since the Coton de Tulear is not a very popular breed and is rather new itself. However, with the cottony soft coat and sweet disposition of the Coton de Tulear and the sporty fun personality of the Beagle, the Coton Beagle has become a great family pet. This cheerful and intelligent dog is small in size, usually about 12 inches tall and 20 pounds with a soft and furry coat, floppy ears, and curious expression. They are relatively easy to train and enjoy playing with children and other pets. However, it is best not to leave them alone with small children.

Purpose
Family pet
Date of Origin
2004
Ancestry
Coton de Tulear and Beagle

Coton-Beagle Health

Average Size
Male Coton-Beagle size stats
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 15-30 lbs
Female Coton-Beagle size stats
Height: 10-14 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy
Minor Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Cataracts
  • Shaker Dog Syndrome
  • Cutaneous Asthenia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Deafness
  • Glaucoma
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • CT Scan
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood Tests

Coton-Beagle Breed History

The Beagle originated in England in the 1300s where they were used for hunting rabbits and other game. Some believe the name Beagle comes from a French word that means open throat in reference to the way the Beagle bays. Others say the name comes from the Old English word for small. The first record of the actual name was found in 1475 in writings found from that period. Some of the history states that they came from pack hounds used in Roman times while others claim that they were bred from mixing a Harrier with an English Hound. Either way, these dogs are excellent scent hounds and were used to track rabbits and other animals for hunters. By the 19th century, the Beagle came in several different sizes and the pocket Beagle became the most popular because the hunters were able to keep these tiny nine inch dogs in their pockets. In 1642, the Beagle was first noticed in the United States but the American version did not look much like the English version of Beagle. They looked more like a Dachshund or Basset Hound than a Beagle. After the war, the English Beagles were imported and bred with the American Beagles to produce the modern Beagle we have today. Today, the Beagle is the 5th most popular breed in the United States and was registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1885. The Coton de Tulear originated in Madagascar in the 1600s and is believed to have been brought there by French soldiers. This breed is thought to be related to the Italian Bolognese and French Bichon. The history of the Coton de Tulear is not clear because they are a rare breed that has few records. However, it is thought that the Coton de Tulear began as a lap dog that was popular among the wealthy families in a city called Tulear in Madagascar. The breed was just recognized by the AKC in 2014 and it is the 80th most popular breed in America.

Coton-Beagle Breed Appearance

The Coton Beagle can come in any color from white, brown, tan, cream, black, red, or any combination of these colors. The fur is soft, fluffy, and may be short or medium length. The undercoat is semi-waterproof and the outer coat dries quickly so your Coton Beagle does not mind getting wet. They are usually about 15 to 30 pounds and can stand about 10 to 15 inches tall. They have a small stature with proportionate legs, long tail, and floppy ears. Most look like furry Beagles, depending on the color. They usually have dark eyes and a black nose with large fuzzy feet.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Coton-Beagle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Coton-Beagle nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Coton-Beagle coat
White
brown Coton-Beagle coat
Brown
cream Coton-Beagle coat
Cream
black Coton-Beagle coat
Black
red Coton-Beagle coat
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Coton-Beagle straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Coton-Beagle Breed Maintenance

With the cottony fur from the Coton de Tulear, your Coton Beagle will need frequent thorough brushing. You may have to bathe her every few weeks as well with a mild shampoo specially for dogs. You should brush your Coton Beagle with a stiff bristle brush and metal comb at least two or three times a week to prevent snags and excess shedding. To prevent dental issues, brush your dog’s teeth with a toothpaste made especially for dogs. Clean her ears once a week and check for mites, earwax buildup and other debris. Also, it is recommended that you trim her nails when needed.

Brushes for Coton-Beagle
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Coton-Beagle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Coton-Beagle Temperament

Your Coton Beagle is a good tempered dog that is able to make friends with almost anyone so they do not make great watch dogs. They love people and other animals alike and will find something fun to do with whoever is around. However, they do like to lay around a lot so your Coton Beagle may be on the lazy side. They can get lazy when bored so if you are having trouble keeping your dog from laying around, give her something to do. Human attention is important to your Coton Beagle and you should not leave her alone too long or she may become agitated or depressed.

Coton-Beagle Activity Requirements

The Coton Beagle can be a lazy dog if you let her but you should make sure she gets at least 30 to 45 minutes of activity every day. For example, you can take your dog for a 15 to 20-minute walk twice a day or take a trip to the park and go for a hike in the woods. She may enjoy playing agility sports or just running around in the yard or park chasing squirrels and rabbits. You can also take her to a local dog park to play with other dogs since the Coton Beagle enjoys all other animals.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Coton-Beagle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $2.00
Monthly Cost
$30.00 - $60.00

Coton-Beagle Owner Experiences

Cooper
6 Months
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
great experience. very smart, loving, social dog. has a lot of energy in the evening but calms down around 9:00 PM. he is a very good boy
7 months, 2 weeks ago
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