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Coton Tzu

Coton de Tulear / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dogs

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Dominoe, the Coton Tzu (Coton De Tulear x Shih Tzu Hybrid) at 10 weeks old and weighing 5 pounds

Dominoe the Coton Tzu (Coton de Tulear x Shih Tzu hybrid) 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®