In the summer of 2015, we added two Cotons to our family, Colonel and Lady Crumpet. Colonel’s official AKC name is “Casey Casanova” but his mildly pretentious looking facial hair reminded us of the character “Colonel Mustard” from the beloved board game Clue. Lady, on the other hand, seemed way too proper and attentive to retain her official AKC name of “Smackie Girl”. And every Lady needs a respectable last name, so “Crumpet” seemed the perfect surname for such a distinguished couple. Their former names may have been more fitting for a pirate’s life on the high seas and mysterious ports of call, but when they have moved to a respectable home in “The Avenues” in Salt Lake City, the change was quite apropos .
Lady tips the scale at a hearty 18 pounds and Colonel is a slim and athletic 15 pounder, making for a size and weight trade-off that our vet preferred for Lady’s birthing of her first litter, which transpired on Christmas Eve 2015. She has proved to be a great mother whose natural instincts served her and the pups to perfection. Colonel struggled to adjust when his favorite girl became less available due to the demands of motherhood, but he has maintained a fastidious eye on all that has transpired and is finding new purpose now that the pups run to him at playtime while Lady finds a quiet spot to rest.
The puppies are healthy and active, though they still sleep much of the time as they continue to grow and gain weight almost before our eyes. They are ready for good homes with people looking for low stress, low maintenance canine companions. Cotons are known for their adaptability, perhaps due to their pirate ancestry, but they are well content with a low activity landlubber life.
In keeping with the French connection after the breed was brought to France in the 1970s, we have proposed French names for their AKC registry, but you may well choose another more suitable name for your environs.
The sire and madam of the pups are AKC registered Coton de Tulears with impressive pedigrees to assure you of their noble roots, despite any ill-gotten gains that may be attributable to their forebears.
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THE PRICE FOR OUR COTONS ARE TYPICALLY $2,000
Breeding Cotons and raising a healthy litter of purebred puppies requires more effort than meets the eye, including many demands, ongoing expenses, plus hours of close and watchful care. However, it is also a privilege to be part of the introduction of a comparatively rare yet popular breed to Utah and beyond.
Each puppy is well socialized in an active household where they receive much attention, including lots of daily playtime with us, plus a steady stream of grandchildren who make regular visits for an abundance of TLC moments with each puppy. The puppies are also moderately attuned to paper training but will need continued orientation and training.
Prior to you taking delivery approximately 8 weeks following birth, each puppy will have received all the appropriate shots and treatments for their age, and will have been examined by our veterinarian, so that you receive a fully documented clean bill of health for your special companion puppy. Included in the price for your puppy: