The Coton de Tulear of
Cotonwind are our pets first! They live in our home, with the family!
We also have three cats, Cleo, Mike, and
Irma. Cleo and Mike enjoy the dogs, (Irma doesn't understand our passion
for dogs at all !) We also share our home with our Blue Fronted
Amazon Parrot named Larry.
I (Karen) have been involved with
purebred dogs since 1978. I am a magazine editor and freelance
and work from home. Working from home is wonderful as it allows me
to spend my days caring for the dogs and their puppies. My son Rob
and daughter-in-law Tara, live close-by, and I am thrilled to have a new
grand-daughter, born March 4, 2011. Ashley Rose is an amazing
addition to my life!
Cotonwind Cotons is located
in the country. Situated in a pine forest, there is plenty of
room for the Cotons to romp and play. Our Coton de Tulear are
not kept crated up but instead enjoy lots of room both indoors and
out. We are located just over one hour northeast of
Toronto, Ontario, Canada and enjoy the serenity of country
living. Our home is visited by many birds, squirrels, chipmunks,
rabbits, coyotes, foxes, deer, and things that go bump in the night!
Our goal at Cotonwind
Cotons is first and foremost to provide a happy, healthy environment
for our Cotons (and other animals too). Our Cotons are our pets
first and foremost and are treated as the cherished family members they
are. In undertaking a Coton de Tulear breeding program it is our
sincere desire to produce healthy, physically sound Coton puppies with
stable, well adapted temperaments.
Subscribing to the belief that
early socialization is of utmost importance, we raise all of our Coton
puppies in our home, with our family. They see what we see, hear
what we hear, and learn about life in a gentle, safe, graduated
manner. All of our Coton puppies are placed in homes only after
thorough screening to ensure that our puppies live in safe, secure,
We do enjoy showing our
Coton de Tulears. This is not only a passion but is necessary to
ensure ongoing quality and adherence to breed type. Our ultimate
goal is to produce Cotons that exemplify the breed type, enjoy
excellent health, and exhibit the characteristics that make them the
huggable, kissable, lovable Coton that one simply cannot live without.