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This compact, lightweight dog is a rare hybrid of Silky Terrier and Coton de Tulear. Known for their affectionate and companion nature, Silky Cotons are an excellent fit for singles or even larger families. Also, they are available in various colors like red, white, black, silver, blue, fawn, and grey. These dogs are suitable for urban apartment living style with a lifespan of about 14-16 years.

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The Silky Cotons are lively, playful, loving, intelligent, and loyal. Due to their small size, they are cuddly but often gets nervous in front of fast-moving children. This designer breed is intelligent and responds well to positive and patient training. It can acquire digging and hunting traits from its ancestors. The Silky Cotons can get along well with children and other dogs with early socialization. They do not like to be left alone and often expresses their misery by chewing or barking.

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The average height of Silky Coton is between 8-11 inches, depending upon male and female.
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It can weigh up to 11 lbs.
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General Health

They are quite a healthy breed but can be prone to certain health issues. Therefore, it is best to keep them under check by pet vets. Some major health concerns are as follows: Major concerns • Leg-calves Perthes Disease • Hip Dysplasia • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) • Urolithiasis • Spongiform Leukodystrophy • Patellar Luxation • Allergies • Epilepsy

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Like most other crossbreeds, little information is known about the history of Silky Cotons. The Silky Terrier originated in Australia in the year 1800 and has a good hunting instinct. While Coton de Tulear came from Madagascar in the 1600s. These are well known because they survived in the islands with only little human interference and that’s where they get impeccable intelligence and adaptability traits. In the year 1970, some Frenchmen brought this cute dog to France, from where it reached the US. The American Kennel Club recognized Coton de Tulear in the year 2014.

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The breed has a long and cotton-like soft coat. Brush your pet\'s coat daily to prevent any tangling or matting. These dogs shed less, only bath when and as needed. Nails need to be trimmed 1-2 times a week. Also, wipe off excess debris from the ears to prevent any skin allergies and infections. You can expect a few visits to professional pet grooming salons every year.

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Ideal Environment

The Silky Coton is a moderately active breed with less exercise requirement. You can keep these friendly dogs happy by taking for short walks daily in the dog park. It is necessary to keep this curious and intelligent breed mentally fit through various puzzle toys. They are suited to apartment living as they adapt quickly to a particular environment.

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