Coton Chin Breed Maintenance
The Coton de Tulear is hypoallergenic but the Japanese Chin is not, so it depends on who your Coton Chin most takes after whether they will be or not. Grooming for both parent breeds is not too challenging although the Coton de Tulear, also known as the "Royal Dog of Madagascar", who usually have long, white, dry, cotton-like coats, will need to be brushed quite regularly to keep looking good and to stay healthy. They also need to be trimmed and bathed quite often. The Japanese Chin needs less grooming - brushing once a week should be enough and they don’t need to be trimmed. Try to brush your dog’s teeth daily to prevent any dental issues and check ears for dirt. If necessary wipe them gently with damp cotton wool. Nails also need to be checked to see if they need clipping.