Appearance: Small, long-haired, companion dog with a white cotton textured coat, with round, dark eyes and a lively, intelligent expression.
Temperament: A happy temperament, stable, very sociable with humans and with other dogs; it adapts perfectly to all ways of life. The temperament of the Coton de Tuléar is one of the main characteristics of the breed.
Cute, cuddly, intelligent, affectionate playful dog that is always eager to please, they adapt to any kind of environment
Colour: White. A few slight shadings of light grey colour (mixture of white and black hairs) or of red-roan (mixture of white and fawn hairs), are permitted on the ears. On the other parts of the body, such shadings can be tolerated, if they do not alter the general appearance of white coat. They are however not sought after.