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Coton de Tulear vs Bichon Frise – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

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Name Coton de Tulear Bichon Frise
OriginsMadagascar Spain Belgium
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank8146
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Other Names Coton, Cotie Bichon Frise, Tenerife Dog, Bichon A Poil Frise, Bichon Tenerife, Purebred Bichon
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2014 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1972 as a Non-Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Bichons and related breeds section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale Kennel Club of Great Britain North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Australian National Kennel Council Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club The Bichon Frise Club Of America
Price $2400-$3000 $700-$1000

General Appearance - Coton de Tulear vs Bichon Frise

Size Small Small
Weight 12-15 pounds (5.5-7 kg) 7-13 pounds (3-6 kg)
Avg. Weight 13.5 pounds (5.6 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) Male: 9-12 inches (23–30 cm) Female: 9-11 inches (23-28 cm)
Avg. Height 11 inches (27.5 cm) Male: 10.5 inches (26.5 cm) Female: 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Coton de Tulear vs Bichon Frise

Coat Soft Curly
Colors White White Apricot Buff Cream
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Coton de Tulears are low shedders.
Bichon Frises are low shedders.

Characteristics - Coton de Tulear vs Bichon Frise

Temperament Affectionate Lively Trainable Intelligent Playful Vocal Affectionate Playful Sensitive Cheerful Gentle Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Average: Bichon Frise's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Coton de Tulears are quite easy to train.
Bichon Frises are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Coton de Tulear is a playful breed.
The Bichon Frise is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Coton de Tulears don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Coton de Tulears are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bichon Frises are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Coton de Tulears are a social breed.
Bichon Frises need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Coton de Tulear barks occasionally.
Average: The Bichon Frise barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Coton de Tulears are average watchdogs.
Bichon Frises are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Coton de Tulears are average defenders.
Bichon Frises are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Coton de Tulear has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Coton de Tulears have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bichon Frises have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Coton de Tulears have average wanderlust potential.
Bichon Frises have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Coton de Tulears don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Bichon Frises don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Coton de Tulears are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Coton de Tulears adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Bichon Frises adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Coton de Tulears do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Bichon Frises tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Coton de Tulear vs Bichon Frise

Stranger Friendly
Coton de Tulears are stranger friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Coton de Tulears are kid-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Coton de Tulears are very cat-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Coton de Tulears are dog-friendly dogs.
Bichon Frises are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Coton de Tulear is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bichon Frise is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Coton de Tulears are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bichon Frises are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Coton de Tulears are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Bichon Frises are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners No
Coton de Tulears are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bichon Frises are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Coton de Tulear breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bichon Frise breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Coton de Tulear vs Bichon Frise

Health Issues
Egészségesek Coton de Tulear fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Egészségesek Bichon Frise fajták, de vannak bizonyos egészségügyi problémáik, amelyeket rendszeresen ellenőrizned kell az állatorvossal.
Health Problems Hip Dysplasia Luxating Patella Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Bladder Stones Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Patellar Luxation Vaccination Sensitivity
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes
Energy Level
Coton de Tulears have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Bichon Frises have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Coton de Tulears have an average exercise need.
Bichon Frises exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Coton de Tulears sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Bichon Frises like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Coton de Tulear has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Bichon Frise has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Coton de Tulear is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Bichon Frise is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Coton de Tulear vs Bichon Frise

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 2-5 puppies

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