As of 2014, the cost of a Coton de Tulear dog ranges from $2,000 to $3,000 for a companion animal and from $3,000 to $4,000 for a show- or breedable-quality dog, according to the American Coton Club. Sellers asking prices under $1,000 are likely brokers rather than reputable breeders.
Although the initial cost appears to be high, Coton de Tulear dogs have a life expectancy of up to 15 years and require minimal veterinary care. The Coton de Tulear breed is inquisitive, friendly and affectionate. The dogs are small, require little exercise and they love attention. This breed sheds very little, which is ideal for family members with allergies.