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Coton Tzu

Coton de Tulear / Shih Tzu Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close Up - Dominoe the Coton Tzu puppy is being held up to a person's chest who is wearing a yellow fleese shirt

Dominoe the black and white Coton Tzu (Coton de Tulear x Shih Tzu mix breed dog) at 10 weeks old and weighing 5 pounds


The Coton Tzu is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Coton de Tulear and the Shih Tzu. 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
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®