We were enamored
with Bogey from the start and subsequently added five female
Cotons and another male to our family. Some of who are retired now. They came from the
top European and American kennels. All of my research resulted
in us owning fabulous foundation dogs for our kennel. Dogs
who not only met breed standards for the Coton but excel
in their temperament, intelligence, and abound with the
wonderful characteristics that make a Coton "the perfect
dog." In fact, we were honored recently to have our
dogs' photos featured on the AKC's web site representing
the standard for the breed. Click
here to see the photos.
Being a dog breeder
is the perfect job for me as an animal lover. But, it is
a job I don't take lightly. I postponed our first litter
until I felt I was educated enough to bring healthy well-adjusted
pups in to the world. My dream is to not only improve the
breed, but to place our puppies in homes where their new
owners can experience all of the joy that we have
owning this special and unique breed. We whelped our first
litter in 2005. And, in 2005-2008 both of our daughters under my guidance purchased a Coton female for companionship and to breed, as well as my best-friend Liz, who I co-won two females with. As of 2010 our cooperative endeavors have blessed us with nearly
50 wonderful puppies. We have only ever had one pup diagnosed with a congenital defect, and that was detected before he left our home. We personally paid for his medical expenses, and he is a normal young-adult now.
We have truly been blessed by our buyers as well, many of whom have
purchased multiple puppies from us, and all of who end
up being our friends. Some I speak to on a weekly basis, and board their Cotons for them, and share in the lives of their families and dogs, usually via email, visit back to Carolina Cotons, and Facebook pages.
Our mother dogs are well cared for, and
whelp litters only about once every thirteen months and
not before they are two years or older and have passed health testing. The girls retire
from breeding at age six or seven to live their lives out
as valued members of our family. They are primarily our
pets and their health and well being are met first and
foremost. All of our puppies are raised inside our home, and we welcome visitors.
We are avid animal lovers, and in addition to our Cotons we frequently rescue dogs of any breed, and cats in need of help. To date I have personally taken in nine displaced Cotons bred by other breeders, paid their vet expenses, worked tirelessly to train and fix behavioral problems, and placed all of them in wonderful homes. A good bit of the profit from our puppies goes towards our rescue endeavors. Most of the rest goes towards maintaining our own Cotons, my agility expenses, and feeding all of our animals, including our Great Pyr. a raw diet made from fresh foods. In short, all of our dogs live, eat, and sleep with us in our home, stay with us when they retire, and are part of our family. We are not a functioning kennel nor breed on a large scale, and so there frequently is a waiting list for our puppies.
web site is designed to introduce our dogs, and the Coton de
Tulear breed to you. Please feel free to ask us questions,
we love to chat Cotons. For safety reasons, I do not
publish my phone number on this site, but if you wish to speak
to me, or arrange a home visit, please send email.