Shih Tzu-Coton de Tulear

Meet our Shih Tzu/Coton de Tulear cross puppies! One of the fantastic qualities of these wonderful companions is their non shedding coats which are a gentle flowing coat of ultra soft waves which are generally kept relatively short, “puppy cut” style, but can also be left long. This mix is in the family of the Teddy Bear puppies, with just a bit more class. They have a wonderful sense of playfulness & a great love of toys as the Cotons do as well as a snuggly side from both sides. They are friendly, highly social, kid friendly, sturdy, calm dog which are truly a great mix. You will enjoy the length of nose that the Coton brings to the mix as the Teddy Bears will not have the snort & sinus problems that some Shih Tzus can. Their noses and faces are not extremely long on the other hand either, giving them a plump, full teddy bear appearance.

Our parents are well within the breed standards for weight and height. Our Shih Tzu adults are 9-11 pounds and stand 8-10 inches at the shoulder. They have a lifespan of 10-16 years. Coton de Tulears are 9.5 to 13 inches at the withers and have a weight of less than 18 pounds. Many of ours are in the 13-14 pound range. These dogs do not shed and have low dander, therefore are great for people with allergies.Cotons have a lifespan of 12-16 years. 

Coton de Tulear/Shih Tzu Teddy Bears do not shed. They average 13-14 pounds as adults.

Mom and Dad are pictures of health, always doing well on their yearly health exams – never needing anything other than routine care in between check ups. Of course we would expect their babies to follow suit. I am sure you would be pleased with them.

We do not sell puppies to pet stores, brokers or breeders. Only to pet homes such as yours and mine!

All puppies are current on dewormings and vaccinations. They each have an AVID microchip inserted between the shoulder blades for positive identification.

What Our Clients are Saying!

We welcomed our beautiful Coton into our home in Feb and fell in love with her immediately! Heartland Classics is a top notch breeder and I'm extremely impressed with how organized Barb is. She made...

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Hi Barb. Here is an update on Ryder, DOB 7/13/15. At almost 6 months he has graduated from puppy class and is starting intermediate classes. This is our 7th dog, and by far the smartest dog we have...

Sue Collins | Read More


We purchased a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier from Barb in February of 2014 and received him in May of 2014. He has been a very good dog as he beautifully fit into our family of four. He has a sweet...

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We purchased a Coton de Tulear/Shih Tzu mix ("Cubby", who we renamed Milo) and he came home with us on January 31. We took him to a 'new puppy' appointment at our vet two days later and after looking...

Marcie Luhman | Read More


It's hard to believe we've had our baby coton three years now this March. (He was named Solomon but we changed his name to Roo. He hops on his hind feet like a kangaroo!) He is so healthy and is the...

Brenda Vander Pol | Read More


My husband and I got married in August 2015 and with money that we got for the wedding we decided that we were going to extend our family by four paws. We did a lot of research and decided that a...

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