Malagasy Coton de Tulear Preservation breeders located in Arizona and Oregon
We have been active in the Malagasy Coton de Tulear breed since 2006; breeding to the established CTCA breed standard created in 1974.
In 2018, we became a Code of Ethics breeder with the Malagasy Coton de Tulear Preservation Club (MCPC) and support their genetic diversity project. The MCPC is working toward sustainable breeding practices by utilizing current DNA data technology and scientific genetic analysis. The MCPC requires all current breeding dogs to be DNA genotyped and health tested through Embark Veterinary, Inc.; a research partner with Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine.
The MCPC is also partnering with the Institute of Canine Biology to assess the genetic status of our current population, and design breeding strategies to manage and protect the quality of the gene pool for future generations. The Institute of Canine Biology is an intellectual consortium of scientists from around the world with expertise in canine genetics and in genetic management of captive and endangered populations of animals.
Our goal at Columbia Gorge Cotons is to produce pups that exhibit the fun loving Coton qualities that families expect and to provide potentially breedable puppies that will benefit future generations; keeping the Malagasy Coton de Tulear genetically healthy and preserving our rare breed.
Our breeding program began with Windy & Ryder, now both 11 years old, they are retired and enjoying life as Grandparents or just lounging around at the foot of our bed. This website is for their daughters and the litters they had. Windy and Ryder have a website dedicated to just them and their past litters together at www.columbiagorgecotons.com Please visit their website to learn more about Malagasy Cotons in general and to view photos of their past litters from newborns to adults.
We made the decision to retire Sweets, Bunny and Diesel and take a break for a few years and enjoy traveling with our pack. We kept Rikki from Sweets x Wolf's 2016 litter, she is a Tall Coton and working on her service dog training program, if we decide to breed her, it would be a few years from now.
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