About Us

The United States of America Coton de Tulear Club was formed in 1993 and has enjoyed over twenty-six years of growth and success. The club is a nonprofit, 501(c) 7 organization. The USACTC, Inc. continues to add new members, both breeders and companion pet owners. The club is member-driven (with one vote per member) and run by an elected Board of Directors. All members have an opportunity to participate in club activities. Members have a real say in what the club does and how it functions, making for a truly successful organization.  

The USACTC offers its members and the public a wide range of services and information.  The club’s public Facebook Page contains announcements, Coton photos, and event information.  This venue gives visitors an opportunity to learn more about upcoming Coton events nation-wide, as well as learn more about the breed.  

A private Member Discussion Group provides an opportunity for members to directly communicate with each other.  All members are welcome to participate. The club welcomes members’ articles, stories, and photos. 

The USACTC maintains a  Code of Ethics Breeder Directory on its website. Many of our member/breeders subscribe to the club’s Breed Welfare Code of Ethics . Breeders from across the United States are active in USACTC, Inc and are listed on this site.

USACTC, Inc is the AKC National Parent Club for the Coton de Tulear breed.  The organization offers owners, breeders and fanciers an invaluable opportunity to network and share information about the breed and its particularly unique characteristics.

USACTC listed Code of Ethics Breeders may advertise in this website’s Breeder Directory. It is worthwhile to note the USACTC offers its members an opportunity to work together for the welfare and preservation of the Coton de Tulear breed and to make lasting friendships with other Coton owners. We encourage participation, and welcome new members!  

The Coton de Tulear is still a relatively rare breed worldwide. It is only through continued breeder and owner education, the promotion of responsible dog ownership and ethical breeding practices that we may safeguard the future of the Coton de Tulear breed.