We are now accepting deposits for our 2013 litters. The earliest litter will be ready to go home in July. The latter litters will be ready to go more towards the end of Summer and/or the beginning of Fall.
The puppies will most likely all be reserved before the May litter is born. Our puppies are always reserved before they are even conceived. Call for an interview if you want to add a beautiful Renaissance Coton puppy to your family. You will need to go on our wait list and secure your puppy with a deposit. Approved families will be put on the wait list in the order that their deposits are received.
Renaissance Coton de Tulear is always available for your phone calls. Call us at 203-298-0428.
Beware of breeders that are not listing all of their dogs and all of their litters on their websites. Some breeders hoard dogs and don't want anyone to know how many dogs they have and how many litters they are producing each year.
Sadly, this is an illness and the dogs are the ones that suffer. These are questions you must ask the breeder. Or better yet, contact the club they are affiliated with as a "Code of Ethics" breeder and ask them how many litters the breeder is having each year. This should be public knowledge and you have the right to know. Ask the club if they make it mandatory that breeders must divulge this important and crucial information on their websites. This also goes for co-owning and farming dogs out.
Here at Renaissance Cotons, we do not believe in farming out females and then taking them back year after year to have puppies. It isn't fair to the family, and most importantly, it isn't fair to the dog.
Imagine being settled in with their family and then being ripped away from them to go back to the breeder's home for 2-1/2 months to have a litter? The poor dog doesn't know what is going on, and she can become very stressed being away from the ones she loves for such a long time. It just isn't ethical.
We take breeding very seriously and don't breed litters just to have puppies without securing a few homes in advance. This is the only ethical thing to do as a breeder. Beware of breeders that are having litter after litter and are not securing their puppies future forever homes first. If you see that they have older puppies that are not spoken for, and are still expecting more litters, this is a red flag.
We health test all of our breeding dogs, and you can find these results on the OFA and CERF websites, or ask us and we will send you the link.
You should be asking your breeder if they are experienced and if they have kept up to date on the health of their puppies over the years. How many litters have they had?
It's important that you seek out an experienced breeder. A breeder that takes their dogs to shows to see what Cotons "should" look like. Otherwise, they are most likely kennel blind.