Tuesday, July 13, 2010

American Coton Club Launches New Website

It is with great pleasure to share with you the Amercian Coton Club, Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear, new state of the art website.
We were working very hard for months on our new website after it became clear we needed to change and revamp our information.
Please come on in for a visit, stay awhile and enjoy:
American Coton Club-Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear
Please take a look at our Code of Ethics Breeders:
ACC Code of Ethics Breeders
Leave us a comment on our exclusive Coton Chat Room:
ACC Chat Room
Do shopping on our online store:
ACC Online Store

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Coton Males and Male Bolognese Need Homes

I am appealing to all of you coton lovers out there to help find a home for these 3 boys.

First, there is Antonio. He will have his 8th birthday July 24, 2010.
Then, there is Gucci. He is a love ball.
And last, there is Noah, a bolognese. He is very loveable.
All three dogs were shaved down in December, but their coats are growing back. THey will be neutered, have teeth cleaned and a medical checkup.
As I said before, their breeder can no longer take care of them.

Thank you.
Heidi and MC and Olivia

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lost Coton in southern Oregon

Hello my Name is Chelsea and I am Lost.

I am very shy. Have had my summer cut so look like a lion... especial my tail. I am 6 years 2 months old... but look like a puppy. I don't have my collar on because I'd been to visit my 96 year old great grandfather and had on my harness. What a Mistake! When we got home from our trip my human family had been robbed. They took our money and all of my mother's fine jewelry. They left the costume jewelry. Our house is a mess. Our whole family was upset... Mom throwing up and Dad mad. My two year old human was acting crazy cause she didn't know why everyone was so upset and our baby wanted fed. I was scared and confused. The next morning mom and dad left the doors open while they went thru things and put things away... I went out. But alas the side gate was open and they didn't know it. I've never been out on my own ... without my family. Now I am lost with no name and no tags. I do have a harness. I am scared and shy. My humans think I was picked up right in or near my yard as I'd never run before. They are crazy with grief. If you see me ... please call the hot line or Companion Animal Recovery. 1 800-252- 7894. I am micro chipped! My number is 45504D6442. and an alert has been put out for me in our area. I live in Southern Oregon, the Rogue Valley. Someone Please call my family to come get me!!!

This will be night two of the missing Coton search. we have made flyers... put posters up at the pet stores ..the schools and been in touch with the local animal shelters. Please remind our coton lovers and friends ... Never take off the identification tags!!! My kids are devastated and self blaming.


Bonnie Norris

Rogue Valley Cotons,

CTCA Code of Ethics Breeders

541 665 0442 or 541 301 7517 daughters phone.. or our cell 541 044 4150.

Bonnie and Rick Norris

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Please take this opportunity to remember and honor all those brave Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in order for our beloved country to remain free! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Enjoy this wonderful holiday!

The American Coton Club - Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear

Saturday, May 22, 2010

ACC Puppies

Here are some darlings from Ardsley Cotons in New York. Diane is a new Code of Ethics breeder with the ACC. Welcome Diane, your puppies are just adorable!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lost Coton de Tulear in Colorado

There is a lost Coton de Tulear in Castle Rock, Colorado, which is south of the Denver metro area.
The announcement is on Craig's list:
Please call:
(303) 918-1294

Monday, May 17, 2010

Neonatal Cerebellar Ataxia DNA Test

It is official, the DNA test for Neonatal Cerebellar Ataxia for Coton de Tulear is now available.
This is wonderful news since this is a serious fatal disease. Fortunately it is not common in Cotons and now that we have a DNA test, we could conceivably eliminate it from the breed entirely.
Please go the link below for further information please go to:
Ataxia DNA Testing

Animal Planet Investigates Petland and Puppy Mills

Tonight is the night Animal Planet begins airing their program on Petland pet stores and their connection to unethical and inhumane puppy mills.
Make sure you tune in or TIVO!
The ACC's mission is to protect the Coton de Tulear by educating the public on ethical breeding and exposing abuse and exploitation.
Keep in mind as you're viewing this program that the Coton is a "rare breed". If they do not remain a "rare breed" and become recognized by the AKC you WILL see many many more Cotons living under the brutal conditions of puppy mills because more and more people will profit from their breeding the Coton.
Please help us keep the Coton de Tulear safe from puppy mills, Petland and pet stores.

Animal Planet's program on Petland and Puppy Mills

Monday, May 10, 2010

Banderas Syndrome DNA Marker for the Coton

Good news! They have located the DNA marker in Coton for Banderas Syndrome. More information will be coming soon. Please read below:

It has taken a while, but if you keep walking you get there eventually. We have found the mutation responsible for Bandera’s syndrome in Coton de Tulears. It is quite an interesting gene that explains a lot about why we see the signs we do in the Bandera’s pups. We will be offering a DNA test for the mutation shortly so breeders can identify carriers of the trait and avoid any Bandera’s pups in the future. My colleague, Dr. Gary Johnson, is the one who does the real work on these studies and he will be getting in contact with you to let you know the details about testing.

Dennis O'Brien DVM PhD
Professor of Neurology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Missouri