Are you looking for a small, energetic dog that’s just adorable? If so, you may want to consider the Poo Ton! If you’d like to learn more about these cute dogs, read on!
We’ve put together some information about Poo Tons to help you learn if this is the right dog for you and your family. Let’s get started!
What is a Poo Ton?
What a goofy name for a dog breed—the Poo Ton! But what is it? The Poo Ton is a hybrid mixed breed dog that’s the result of crossing a purebred Miniature Poodle with a purebred Coton de Tulear. You may sometimes hear Poo Tons referred to as Doodle-Tons, Cotondoodles, or Cotonpoos.
The dogs are small and filled to overflowing with energy! They love to play and snuggle, and they don’t mind being the center of attention! These adorable fur babies pretty much love just about everyone, too.
Not much is known about the history of this hybrid dog mix; however, we can take a look at the parents of these adorable dogs to get an idea of what the Poo Ton is like! Let’s start with the Coton de Tulear.
The Coton de Tulear
The Coton de Tulear is a small dog that originally came from the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. The dogs are related to the Bichon Frise and are usually white. They were developed to accompany ladies on long voyages and to catch rats on ships. Today, these small dogs are beloved family companions.
The Coton de Tulear are small dogs that have long hair and white coats. The dogs are highly intelligent and sociable. Their coats are also easy to care for. They love to travel and play! The dogs love to play indoors or outside. And they like to “talk” with their people. Of course, these fur babies have their own language and vocalizations, but they’re quite cute! And the dog expects you to respond when he’s in conversation with you!
The Miniature Poodle
The other parent of the Poo Ton is the Miniature Poodle! These small dogs are also adorable and filled with energy. They also love to play and are highly intelligent. These dogs also excel at dog sports such as obedience, agility, and more.
These beloved dogs were originally bred to hunt and retrieve waterfowl; however, today, they make excellent family companions. Poodles are very protective of their families and homes and will let you know if a stranger approaches your house! They’re wary of strangers in the beginning but may eventually warm up to new people.
With parents like this, the Poo Ton must be a lovely, smart, affectionate little dog!
Poo Tons usually stand between 8 to 11 inches tall and weigh between 7 and 14 lbs. They have a life expectancy of 12 to 16 years.
Poon Ton Appearance
Poo Tons are small dogs with a medium to long coat, which may be curly or wavy. The coat is also usually a lightweight texture. The dogs come in various colors, including lemon, apricot, white, black, grey, brown, and sable.
These fur babies usually have small, lively eyes that are usually brown and ears that fall onto their faces. They have short tails, a short muzzle, and black noses.
Poo Ton Temperament
Poo Tons are highly intelligent dogs, just like their purebred parents. They are also very loving and affectionate with their families. The dogs tend to be vigilant and watch over their family members. In addition, this characteristic can make them great watchdogs.
The dogs are eager to please, making them easier to train. They quickly learn new cues and tricks. And they love to make everything fun! So, making training sessions fun can help keep these little dogs engaged.
Fortunately, Poo Tons are not barkers like their Poodle parents! However, they will bark at strangers if they come too close (to you or your home).
Are Poo Tons Good for Families? Do They Get Along With Other Pets?
Poo Tons are great for families. That’s because the dogs love to play and are rarely aggressive. What’s more, their small size makes them a perfect fit for small kids. However, it’s still a good idea to never leave your kids and dog unattended (this applies to all dog breeds).
When it comes to other pets, the Poo Ton can get along with other dogs and cats. However, they should be socialized from a young age to help them be better friends with a family’s dogs and cats.
Food & Diet
When it comes to food, the Poo Ton doesn’t eat that much. However, they do require high-quality dog food that provides the proper nutrients for small, active dogs. The dogs need about 1 to 1 ¼ cups of food a day, divided between two meals.
Poo Ton Exercise Requirements
Poo Tons do have a ton of energy; however, they can’t go for long runs or walks. They tire quickly. So, it’s recommended these little dogs have about 30 minutes of daily exercise.
In addition, the dogs need plenty of mental stimulation because they’re so smart. The dogs enjoy small dog puzzles with treats and rewards, fun training sessions, games, and learning new tricks and cues.
These are sweet dogs that want to please their pet parents. However, the Poo Ton needs a confident pet parent who is a firm leader. That’s because Poo Tons can sometimes suffer from small dog syndrome (thinking they’re a larger dog!).
Fortunately, Poo Tons are easy to train and learn quickly!
Poo Tons don’t shed much; however, they still need regular grooming to keep their fur from tangling and matting. They should be brushed daily to keep their fur healthy and tangle-free.
Some dogs that are more like their Poodle parent may require regular trimming, too.
Summing It Up
Poo Tons are lovely, smart little dogs that are happy and highly intelligent! They love to have fun and make wonderful companions for families that have small kids.
We’re pretty sure if you choose to adopt a Poo Ton that you’ll have a fun, adorable, small companion for many years to come!