They're lively, sweet, and funny
— each unique.
The foundation for beautiful,
healthy, and sweet puppies is — no surprise — beautiful, healthy, and
sweet adult dogs. Ours epitomize what we like best in the Coton de Tulear (coe-TAWN-day-TULE-ee-ar) breed.
They are lap dogs, walking companions, clowns, and enthusiastic friends to all.
They're calm and intelligent, qualities that have enabled us to
train them for good manners — imperative in a five dog family.
They have passed the rigorous testing required by the Coton de
Tulear Club of America and receive annual clinical
exams and blood panels as well.
Our dogs are beautiful but nurturing
their sweet temperaments is our primary concern. We use wide
socialization and positive training methods to preserve their unique
joyfulness. The young puppies are directly influenced by their parents and by the spirit of respect in our home.
Beth of Blue Mountain Cotons, or Emma, is Ellie's daughter from her
second litter. Emma is a clown, the kind of
Coton that is funny just standing still. Her rounded form
gives her the appearance of an eager puppy. She's perennially
cheerful. Her morning routine includes a lively greeting to every family member, guest, dog,
puppy and cat in the home.
Mae of Crabapple Crossing, or Maddie, has a graceful, delicate
appearance. Her favorite pastime is exploring outdoors, so she often
wears twigs and seed pods as hair accessories. Her basic
obedience skills are stunning, so she serves as our model dog when
we're training puppies. Maddie is our only black and white
McGee of Crabapple Crossing, or Clancy, always wears a
smile. He trots with a bounce and his general demeanor gives
the impression of a cartoon
dog. Clancy's very sweet nature
is his most notable quality. He leads Kate, Emma and Maddie in random escapades
but respectfully defers to Ellie.
Molly Clair of Blue Mountain Cotons
is a tricolor Coton, the daughter of Emma and Clancy. She
lives nearby with close friends of ours; I see her often and love to
take her on errands or adventures. When her puppies are due
she returns to our home and easily rejoins the group. Molly
and Emma are inseparable and do quite a bit of puppy care together.
Ren O'Riley of Blue Mountain Cotons,
or Ren, lives with good friends of ours and his big sister Lola, one
of our previous puppies. Ren is a beautiful black and white
boy, humble and obedient,with a charming smile and a goofy quality
that makes him endearing. I see him often and always enjoy his
Miette of Ashenhurst, or Ellie, is our first Coton — she is
six years old in this photo. She is a tricolor Coton, light-hearted, gentle and
perceptive . She's passed her beautiful permanent coat color
along to her daughters Kate and Emma. We retired Ellie in the Fall
of 2009, prior to her eighth birthday. Ellie continues to help
with puppy raising and we expect her to enjoy the lively life of the
Cotons here for many years to come.
of Blue Mountain Cotons, or Kate, is a tricolor Coton and the
daughter of our original Coton, Ellie, from her first litter. She
was retired in 2012. Kate distinguishes herself with elegance and athleticism. When meeting strangers she
happily offers her tummy for petting. She is as much a lap dog
as an athlete, and she's always first in line to be held.
Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.
~ Franklin P. Jones