This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide dedicated to the Coton de Tuléar covers the history, characteristics, and breed standard of this unique toy breed from Madagascar. A rare breed similar to the Bichon Frisé, the Coton de Tuléar has been swiftly growing in popularity around the world and especially in the United States. Written by breeder Wolfgang Knorr, this colorful guide offers new owners all the information they need to select and purchase an ideal Coton puppy as well as socialization, house-training and obedience training, and every-day care (feeding, grooming, exercise). An elaborate chapter on healthcare discusses the selection of a veterinarian, parasite prevention, and vaccinations, essential reading for all dog owners. Sidebars throughout offer helpful advice to readers about hundreds of topics. Fully indexed.