USD 400-600 Price Avg.

Companion Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



13-15 years


Breed Information

Group Companion Dogs
Popularity/Rank 281
Origin Italy
Other Names Coton Maltese
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD 400-600
Size Small
Weight 6-15 pounds (3-7 kg)
Height 8-12 inches (20-30 cm)
Lifespan 13-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose ​Companion
Date of Origin ​Unknown
Ancestry Coton de Tulear, Maltese

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Curly, Dense, Fluffy
Coat Colors Cream, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Cream, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Affectionate, Alert, Caring, Cheerful, Energetic, Entertaining, Intelligent, Loving, Playful, Respondent, Responsive, Social, Sportive, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $35.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Cotonese have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Cotonese dog is a small, fluffy breed of dog that originated in China. It is a member of the toy group and has been popular in the United States since the early 20th century. The Cotonese dog has a unique appearance with its long, silky coat and large eyes. Its ears are set high on its head and it has a short muzzle with a black nose. The tail is curled over its back and it stands on small, round feet.

The average lifespan of the Cotonese dog is between 12 to 15 years. They typically weigh between 4 to 8 pounds and stand at 8 to 10 inches tall at the shoulder. They come in various colors including white, cream, black, brown, red, blue-gray or silver-gray.

The Cotonese dog is known for being an affectionate companion that loves attention from its owners. It can be quite active but also enjoys cuddling up for naps during the day or night. This breed tends to be very loyal and devoted to their owners but can also be independent at times as well as stubborn when it comes to training them new tricks or commands.

Cotonese dogs are generally friendly with other dogs as well as cats if they are raised together from an early age; however they may not do well with other animals such as rodents or birds due to their hunting instincts which can kick in when they see these types of animals around them. They tend to get along well with children if socialized properly from an early age but should always be supervised when interacting with young children due to their small size which could make them vulnerable if handled too roughly by kids who don’t know any better yet about how fragile these little dogs can be!

The temperament of the Cotonese dog is usually described as gentle and loving; however they can become anxious if left alone for too long so it’s important that you provide plenty of companionship for your pet if you plan on leaving them home alone while you’re away at work or running errands throughout the day!

When it comes to health issues this breed tends not suffer from many major health problems; however some common issues include eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma which may require surgery depending on severity levels; hip dysplasia which affects larger breeds more than smaller ones; patellar luxation (slipped kneecap); heart murmurs; allergies; skin infections; ear infections; dental problems such as tartar buildup etc… It’s important that you take your pet for regular checkups so any potential health issues can be caught early before becoming more serious down the line!

The adaptability level of this breed is quite high meaning they do well in both urban environments where there isn’t much space available for exercise activities such as walking/running around outside (as long as there are plenty of toys available indoors) or rural areas where there are larger outdoor spaces available for more physical activities like playing fetch etc… The benefits of having one of these little guys around include providing lots of love & companionship plus they don’t require much grooming maintenance either making them ideal pets for busy people who don’t have time/energy left over after work/school commitments etc…


The Cotonese dog is a breed of domestic dog that originated in China. The breed is also known as the Cantonese dog, the Chinese crested dog, and the Chinese hairless dog. The Cotonese breed almost extinct due to a number of factors, including the Communist Revolution, which led to a decrease in the number of pet dogs in China, and the Cultural Revolution, during which time many pets were killed. The Cotonese breed become popular in the West in the 1970s and 1980s, when a number of Cotonese dogs were exported to Europe and North America. The Ancestry of the Cotonese dog is unclear, but the breed is thought to be descended from hairless dogs that were brought to China from Central Asia. The Cotonese was recognized as a distinct breed by the American Kennel Club in 1991.