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Coton de Tulear / Maltese Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close Up - Bear the Cotonese Puppy is standing on a tree stump while on a leash and a person is standing behind him

Bear the Cotonese (Coton / Maltese mix breed dog) at 4½ months old—"Smart as can be. Very affectionate, funny, loving and gets moments of wanting to roughhouse and run through the house. He is pure joy!"


The Cotonese is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Coton de Tulear and the Maltese. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®