“Toy Poodle Coton de Tulear Mix”
Pooton is a cute designer breed pup that is a combination of the Miniature Poodle and the Coton de Tulear. It is highly likely that only a few people know about this dog breed. The Pooton is known by many different names, like Doodle-Ton, Cotonpoo, or Cotondoodle. Pootons are fun-loving and friendly dogs.
Miniature Poodle – is one of the smartest and most trainable dog breeds. They are a “thinking” pup – they pay attention to you, they learn fast, and respond well to training. They are short-tempered and sensitive. They are generally friendly, but they tend to be shy with strangers. They are loving and loyal. They tend to flinch or make a sudden loud scream when touched unexpectedly. They have a long, curly coat that needs regular clipping.
Coton de Tulear – is a small and extremely charming pup. They stand between nine and 11 inches high. They can weigh about 13 pounds. They may be small, but they are robustly sturdy. They are popular for their white coat which is as soft as cotton. They very loyal dogs. They are a happy-go-lucky kind of pup. They are intelligent pups.
The Pooton took after the Coton de Tulear for their fun-loving and energetic demeanor. From the Poodle, they got their playful nature that just loves to hang out with their human family. They enjoy the attention that are given to them. They love to entertain their human family. They get along with kids and with other pets.
They may be small, but they make good watchdogs.
Pooton is a small designer breed (taking up after its small parents, the Miniature Poodle and Coton de Tulear). This cute pup can grow up to 12 inches with a weight of up to 15 pounds. Their coat varies from medium to long. It can be wavy or curly, which totally depends on which parent breed they took after. Common colors are black, white, brown, grey, apricot, and lemon. They small usually brown eyes. Their ears fall down onto their face. They have a short tail and compact body. Their noses are black, and their muzzle are quite short.
They can live longer compared to other small breeds. They can live up 12 to 16 years.
Behavior / Temperament
This cuddly cutie is sweet and affectionate. They get along well with kids and other pets that you might have in the house. They are super energetic and highly sociable. They enjoy spending time with their “human” and they enjoy interactive play times.
They are loving. They are loyal dogs. They tend to be aloof when there are strangers around, but they won’t resort to excessive barking, making them ideal for apartment living. This diminutive pup is eager to please. They are good at obeying commands and highly trainable.
They are also an excellent choice for a first-time dog owner.
The Pooton may develop several potential health issues throughout their lifetime. Some of these medical conditions could possibly be passed down from their parents. Hence, it is important that before you bring home a pup, ask your breeder. Your Pooton puppy could be prone to digestive and joint issues that they might get from the Poodle. They are also prone to hypothyroidism, Mitral Valve Disease, and Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Other conditions to watch out for are Hip Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Corneal Dystrophy, and Addison’s Disease.
Food and Diet
The diet regimen for the Pooton dog is quite small in size, which is just right for their physical attributes. They may be small but are very active, hence, their diet should be based on their age, size, and their activity level.
Ideally, a cup of food would suffice per day. It can be split into 2 meal servings. Don’t attempt to free-feed them because they tend to suffer from digestive issues like bloating. If you have to give them snacks, it should be kept at a minimum.
It is important that they don’t become overweight. Breeders usually set a guideline so that the regimen they adapt would ensure that these pups would grow up healthy and without developing any kind of physical and medical issues.
Dry food is the most ideal for your pup. This has the nutrients your pup need.
As your pup ages, you would have to consult your vet to ensure that they continue getting the nutrients they need according to their age.
They have a more moderate energy level, which surprises a lot of people because of their small size. They don’t even need long walks, but they need to have a regular activity that they can do every day to make sure that they are physically fit and mentally stimulated. They are quite playful and tossing Frisbees or playing catch can be added to their regular exercise routine.
However, this pup has the tendency to wander off, so it is important that the whole yard is fully fenced. You may also need to monitor their activities if you decide to let them roan the park without a leash.
A 30-minute exercise each day for the Pooton breed would be sufficient.
If you are living in an apartment, it is important that you spend some time playing with them inside the house. Remember that this dog breed loves interaction and learning new tricks and skills. Make sure that you also keep them entertained because they would easily get bored, especially if your are living in an apartment.
They actually won’t need an extensive exercise regimen. You don’t even need to bring them out every day, it would only be just a bonus for them. As long as your pup gets enough activity (even if this is only in the house), they will be okay. Remember that they are very intelligent so they would need mental stimulation as well.
For the Pooton, the best place for them to grow up is inside the home. The size of the home doesn’t matter, actually. In fact, they can do well in small apartments or in big houses. Take note that they are still happy in small spaces as long as your family is close with one another and there is peace and harmony. They get stressed with too much noise and chaos in the home. They are a fun-loving family dog.
They need attention from you and the rest of the family. They will try to please you every time. They love children and enjoy playing with them making them ideal to get if you have kids.
They do not like to be left outdoors for long periods of time, that’s why they don’t enjoy very long walks or staying in the park – as mentioned above, ideally, about 30 minutes would be enough for them.
Training them early is important, as well socialization, to make sure that they grow up to be a well-rounded dog. House training for smaller dogs can be quite difficult, though. You’ll have to be patient when you decide to train your dog on your own. But if you need help, it would be best to consult with a professional first to make sure that you will be doing it right.
Breeders say they are the perfect pup when it comes to training. They easily obey commands. Fewer repetitions mean faster results. They are always eager to please so they make sure that they immediately understand what you teach them, plus they are very smart dogs.
You have to make sure, though, that you show the Pooton who is the pack leader – it’s you! You don’t want to risk the “small dog syndrome” wherein your pup would feel they are the “boss”. It has to be established early on.
Training should be firm. You also have to make sure that you are consistent. It is important that you include a lot of verbal praise and treats to let them know that you appreciate their hard work. Consistently praise and reward them for a job well done. Above it all, you have to be patient.
The Pooton hardly sheds because of having the Poodle as a parent. They are considered hypoallergenic, hence, an ideal cuddly pet for people with allergies. However, it is still recommended that you do a test reaction first before bringing home a cute little Pooton pup.
If they do shed (which is very minimal), their curly or wavy, medium-length coat is lightweight, tangles easily. You would need to brush their coat every day.
Grooming is ideally done every 2 to 3 months to make sure that their coat maintains its shape. They have floppy ears, so they need to be checked and cleaned weekly to avoid getting infections.
Bathe your dog only when they really need it. Don’t do it too often to avoid over washing and thereby damaging their natural oils. Make sure you use a dog shampoo only. There will be staining on their face and ears, which will be inevitable, you just need to wipe them clean with a soft cloth daily.
You need to brush their teeth at least two times a week. Their nails should be clipped if they get too long. However, clipping should be done only at the groomers because a dog’s nails are actually more complicated that ours.
For show dogs, grooming is a little more demanding.
Where to Look for a Pooton
To find a reputable breeder, there are a few things to consider:
First, you won’t find the Pooton breed listed with the Kennel Club. You can contact them, though, to ask for advice on your best possible option to finding one. They might be able to refer to some people or organization that can help you.
You may also want to check with the Dog Breeders Association. They usually have a registry of breeders that you can contact. They will be able to send you to the right direction of the appropriate people or group to get in touch with.
You may also look online for groups of people who own a Pooton dog and find out if they may be able to help you suggest some people or breeders. You might also find groups or organizations on social media that would be able to help you find the a Pooton.
How can you go wrong with this adorable little dog. Just make sure to do your research first, which you obviously are by reading this page, to know what to expect from your new furry family member. Treat any dog right and you will get unconditional love!