Saturday, November 23, 2013

PostHeaderIcon 2014 Coton de Tulear Calendar


The American Coton Club creates an annual, beautiful, full color 11″ x 17″ wall calendar for Coton lovers around the globe. The calendar features twelve months of stunning photographs showcasing Cotons from around the world depicting the beauty and charm of the rare breed Coton de Tulear.
This is a must-have item for Coton owners and fanciers! You will see the Coton de Tulear breed as a versatile, wonderful and unique dog capable of everything from being a great family companion, to competing in agility, swimming with the family and conformation show dog.
The rare breed Coton de Tulear does it all!
The ACC is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization and proceeds from calendar sales support health testing and educational programs for the Coton de Tulear.
The 2014 Coton de Tulear Calendar is the perfect gift for Coton lovers!!
In addition to lovely Coton photos shown on the main calendar pages there are also many more Coton photos throughout each month!
Click here to order your 2014 Coton de Tulear Calendar today!


The price is $25.00 which includes Free shipping!!
SPECIAL OFFER… BUY 3 GET 1 FREE Order 3 calendars and an additional calendar will automatically be mailed with your order.
 **The Coton de Tulear calendar is copyright protected by the American Coton Club. Individual photos used in the calendar remain under the copyright protection of the owners who submitted the photos.**
 
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Friday, March 15, 2013

PostHeaderIcon Coton de Tulear Breeders Do Not Cotton to the American Kennel Club

by Thea Feldman

http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/wordpress/2013/03/coton-de-tulear-breeders-do-not-cotton-to-the-american-kennel-club/ 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

PostHeaderIcon 2013 Coton de Tulear Calendar

2013 Coton de Tulear Calendar

2013 Coton de Tulear wall calendar
A beautiful full color 11" x 17" wall calendar has been created by the American Coton Club and is now available for purchase. Featuring twelve months of stunning photographs showcasing Cotons from around the world depicting both the beauty and charm of the rare breed Coton de Tulear, this is a must-have item for the new year! You will see the Coton de Tulear breed as a versatile, wonderful and unique dog capable of everything from being a great family companion, to competing in agility, swimming with the family and conformation show dog.

The rare breed Coton de Tulear does it all!

The ACC is a 501(c) 3 non profit organization and proceeds from calendar sales will support health testing and educational programs for the Coton de Tulear. The 2013 Coton de Tulear Calendar is the perfect gift for Coton lovers!!

In addition to lovely Coton photos shown on the main calendar pages there are also many more Coton photos throughout each month!

Click on the "Buy Now" button to order your 2013 Coton de Tulear Calendar today!  The price is $25.00 which includes Free shipping!!

SPECIAL OFFER... BUY 3 GET 1 FREE.
Order 3 calendars and an additional calendar will automatically be mailed with your order.  This is a limited time offer.

Follow link to order:

American Coton Club
Home of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear
www.AmericanCotonClub.com

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Diamond Food Recall Expanded plus New Brands Added

There are many dog foods that Coton owners have used for their Coton de Tulear that are currently under recall. Diamond foods has expanded and now Solid Gold dog food has been added. So now we have common brands under recall such as Diamond, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul, Solid Gold, Canidae, Kirkland, Natural Balance, Apex, Taste of the Wild and Wellness.
There are others and not all dog foods made by these companies have been recalled. For more information go to this website:
Current Dog Food Recalls
Thursday, April 26, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall

Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall
Thursday, April 19, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Coton de Tulear Puppies NOW Available




ACC Code of Ethics Breeder Terri Tyler at Colorado Coton Kennel has 4 puppies available NOW to journey to their new forever homes! These puppies are super cute with wonderful playful personalities.
Terri is facing major surgery at the end of the month and would love to find these puppies the families who they're meant to be with for the rest of their lives. Springtime is a great time for a puppy to join their family since summer is coming and the weather is warm. Terri always does a great job in potty training her pups and we know you'd be very happy with one of these bundles of joy.
Please contact Terri:
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

PostHeaderIcon American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear Watchdog Sign

American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear Merchandise


Coton de Tulear Watchdog Sign




Made in America!!   Coton de Tulear Watchdog sign is 9" x 12" and made of quality aluminum which will not rust.  This is a fun and collectible item for the Coton de Tulear fancier.

Mounting Tips:  We suggest mounting outdoor signs with aluminum bolts, screws or nails.  This will keep the face of your pretty sign free of rusty streaks.  Posts are not included.

$17.95 plus shipping.
Sales tax included in price.





Coton de Tulear sign is copyright protected by the manufacturer.




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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Advocates for the Coton de Tulear: The Future of the Coton de Tulear

If you care about the future of the Rare Breed Coton de Tulear please read the following message to learn  how YOU can help save the Coton de Tulear breed!!

Advocates for the Coton de Tulear: The Future of the Coton de Tulear:

The Future of the Coton de Tulear is in Peril

The Coton de Tulear needs your help. In 2009, one of the Coton de Tulear breed clubs, the USACTC, decided to seek AKC recognition. They were approved as the AKC Parent Club and hope to move into the miscellaneous class in June 2012. AKC is a show organization that supports puppy mills, dog auctions, and large volume commercial breeders by registering their dogs and litters. It has been proven that an AKC registered dog is not necessarily a purebred dog.

Past history has demonstrated that AKC recognition is synonymous with the deterioration of breed health. We believe the future health of the Coton de Tulear will suffer, and this once healthy breed could end up being riddled with health issues. The USACTC has already written a newly revised breed standard. This minority group, led by a committee of three individuals, has made a drastic, unilateral decision regarding the future appearance of the Coton de Tulear. The new USACTC breed Standard seeks to limit the prevalence of color to a mere 1% of the body. This means that they are attempting to “breed out” the color to produce a purely white dog. As lovers of the Coton de Tulear, you know that color occurs naturally in the breed. Eliminating certain color genes from the Coton de Tulear could be detrimental to the health of the breed, as some of these genes are believed by genetics researchers to control certain functions of the immune system. We believe this is the first step in putting the health of our beloved breed at risk. Please watch the following video which shows what can happen to a breed when attempts are made to change the appearance in order to make them more popular in the show ring.


Can you imagine what is in store for the Coton de Tulear!

Last year the Coton de Tulear community asked for your help in signing a petition against AKC recognition. Now we need your help again. A lawsuit has been successfully filed and served against the USACTC & the American Kennel Club to stop the Coton de Tulear from joining the ranks of the AKC breeds. A group of dedicated Coton de Tulear owners has formed for the sole purpose of preserving and protecting the Coton de Tulear from harm (Advocates for the Coton de Tulear).

The Coton de Tulear needs you. Please help us in our efforts to retain the heritage of this wonderful rare breed. Funds are needed to help defray the costs involved in the lawsuit. You CAN make a difference. Be a part of the future and history of the Coton de Tulear. Stand up and be a voice for your beloved companion. Please send in a contribution, and forward this email to your family and friends. Together we can ALL make a difference!

For more information visit: http://advocatesforthecotondetulear.blogspot.com/

Contributions may be mailed to:
Advocates for the Coton de Tulear
c/o Lisa Vatistas, Treasurer
10926 E. Becker Lane
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Or you may contribute with your credit/debit card online at:

Any amount is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

Advocates for the Coton de Tulear

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Male Coton de Tulear Puppies Available


Our wonderful boys Cupid and Romeo are searching far and wide for their forever homes. They will be ready to begin their journey to their new families at Easter.
Both boys did fabulous at their personality/temperament tests. Both are outgoing and friendly, love attention, are quick to learn new commands and love love love to play.
For more information please go to my website:
Old Snowmass Cotons Website
Or send us an e-mail, I'd love to hear from you:
E-mail Old Snowmass Cotons
Monday, March 5, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Does Your State Permit Rabies Vaccination Medical Exemptions?

Does Your State Permit Rabies Vaccination Medical Exemptions?
Thursday, March 1, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Your Dog Newsletter: Important Changes

Your Dog Newsletter: Important Changes
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Rocking Chair by Paul Kweton | Dog Milk

Rocking Chair by Paul Kweton | Dog Milk


Designed for the 2010 Barkitecture in Houston, TX, this Rocker merges a rocking chair and dog house into one — what he calls “hybrid furniture.”

Monday, February 20, 2012

PostHeaderIcon American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear Temperament

American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear Temperament
Saturday, February 18, 2012

PostHeaderIcon American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear parties

American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear parties

PostHeaderIcon American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear History

American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear History
Friday, February 17, 2012

PostHeaderIcon American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear Introduction

American Coton Club - Coton de Tulear Introduction
Thursday, February 16, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Westminster's decision to shield audience from misery of shelters

Leslie Smith, Editor in Chief
Wednesday February 15th, 2012

The 2012 Westminster Dog Show came to a close yesterday, but the hubbub around the split with longtime sponsor of the show, Pedigree Dog Food, isn’t going away. Westminster announced earlier in the week it would be dropping Pedigree, contending that the images of shelter dogs featured in their ads are too depressing and a turn-off for their audience.
Westminster spokesperson David Frei explained the decision this way:
"Show me an ad with a dog with a smile. Don't try to shame me. We told [Pedigree] that and they ignored us."
Must feel terrible to be ignored and forgotten, Mr. Frei. Almost as if you don’t have a voice at all.
He goes on to say: "Our show is a celebration of dogs. We're not promotingpurebreds at the expense of non-purebreds. We celebrate all dogs."
If by “celebrate all dogs,” you mean “let only purebreds enter the show,” I totally get it.
Frei clarifies: "When we're seeing puppies behind bars, it takes away from that. Not just because it's sad, but it's not our message."
Dude, yes! Euthanasia isn’t only a big-time buzz kill, it’s soooooo not what we want to think about as we endorse the breeding of more and more dogs in search of the perfect hind quarters and ideal withers while thousands die each day in shelters.
Call me cynical, but I just don’t believe this is an argument over how to talk about dogs. It’s a question of whether we talk about dogs: shelter dogs. And scenes of unwanted innocent animals spliced between images of dogs with hundred dollarhaircuts and pristine pedicures — the contrast is stark. It might even make you feel like your priorities are a bit skewed. And no one wants that.
Even more surprising than the WKC’s “Let them eat cake” attitude are its various supporters. Pet columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle Christie Keith points out in her blog “Dogged” that Ad Council researchers found images of suffering animals don’t inspire people to adopt. They do something much more sinister: they inspire people to give money.
I have to admit, I’m not sure what the objection to giving money is. Few shelters I’ve worked with have been over-resourced or cash saturated. The majority need all the financial support they can get — and are fairly savvy about stretching their dollars. If Pedigree wants to give a chunk of change to my local shelter with the goal of making it shiny and inviting, by all means, I’m for it.
That’s not to say every ad needs to be doom and gloom. I love the spots of happy dogs in clean, modern shelters surrounded by enthusiastic volunteers. I know that approach is extremely successful with some audiences — it lets people see that a shelter can be a great, uplifting place to get a dog. But it's certainly not representative of the scene at most shelters. And that story needs esposure too.
Nor am I saying that dog shows are inherently bad or that we can’t enjoy showing off and admiring beautiful dogs. I peek at the show footage with the same guilty pleasure I do the Miss America contest. It’s fun to ooh and ahh over gorgeous physical specimens. And while contestants of the dog pageants probably come away with less emotional baggage than the beauty contest entrants, I have a hard time seeing much real value in either.
Bottom line, shows like these are entertainment for humans. Dogs couldn’t care less about their measurements falling into some pre-determined range. And when the AKC (of which Westminster is an affiliate) won’t even acknowledge the harm its standards impose, it’s not about love for a breed. It’s about prestige, bragging rights, and genetic engineering.
So, Mr. Frei, I would argue that Pedigree is not shaming you. Heck, the name of the brand is Pedigree. What it is doing is presenting an accurate portrayal of the fate of millions of companion animals. If you experience shame, those feelings originate with you, and the responsible thing to do is evaluate your actions rather than look away and pretend it doesn’t exist.
And if your audience chooses to turn the channel when those images are presented, and continue to support widespread breeding, that choice will not have been made in ignorance.


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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PostHeaderIcon Pet Pardons News | FDA Warns Pets Being Poisoned by Treats: Manufacturers Refusing Recall

Pet Pardons News | FDA Warns Pets Being Poisoned by Treats: Manufacturers Refusing Recall

Bella in New York, Chansey, Ginger and Sampson in Ohio, Shelby in Pennsylvania, Sarge in Tennessee,Venus in Washington, Sherma, Tundra, Gracie Mae,Chester and Anna Claire; this is just a handful of victims of the latest deadly danger to pets.

Animal owners are once again at the mercy of pet food companies, as their pets are being poisoned by the very people that they trust to keep them healthy. Once again, claim pet owners, their beloved and innocent family members are dying from eating food items that US companies are importing from China.

Pet owners went through a similar scare in 2007, when the biggest dog food recall in U.S. history came in the wake of thousands of dead and dying pets. That year the FDA received reports of approximately 8500 animal deaths, including at least 1950 cats and 2200 dogs who died after eating contaminated food.

The 2007 recall effected brands ranging from budget labels like Ol’ Roy to top shelf brands like Royal Canin. Eventually it was determined that the contaminant was melamine, a product made in the production of plastics, and that the products had all been imported from China.

This time, there is no recall. The poisoned products are still stocked on store shelves across the country, with no indication that they will be removed any time soon. Dogs varying age from puppies to seniors have been falling ill and dying and the only thing the dogs have in common is that each of them ate dog treats imported from China.

The FDA is aware of the connection and is investigating, but so far they haven’t been able to pinpoint the contaminant.

“FDA, in addition to several animal health diagnostic laboratories in the U.S., is working to determine why these products are associated with illness in dogs. FDA’s Veterinary Laboratory Response Network (VLRN) is now available to support these animal health diagnostic laboratories. To date, scientists have not been able to determine a definitive cause for the reported illnesses. FDA continues extensive chemical and microbial testing but has not identified a contaminant.

Because tests by the FDA are inconclusive, pet treat manufacturers are not required by law to recall their products, and none of them have volunteered to do so. But given that the tests have not pinpointed the contaminant does not mean it is not contaminated. The FDA issued a warning to pet owners in November, 2011 in regards to this issue.

The question many are asking is how many dogs will have to die before the products are recalled? It is already estimated that the dead and dying are numbered at more than 500. This number does not count all of the cases that have not made the connection yet between a pet’s illness and the treats. The treats are causing kidney failure and Fanconi syndrome, with some cases resulting in death; others, in chronic kidney disease.

Four months has passed since the FDA warning yet the treats are still being sold, and pets are still dying.

When Purina began to receive calls from customers whose pets had become ill after eating their Waggin Train jerky treats, they initially discussed financial settlements, but when the FDA’s tests came back with inconclusive results, Purina took all offers off the table. Some consumers who have posted about pet’s illnesses on Purina’s and Dogswell’s websites have been banned from posting there any longer.

At a news conference today in Cleveland, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, and Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich both petitioned the FDA to step up their investigation. They both called for the Food and Drug Administration to take immediate action to put a stop to their policy that allows dangerous pet treats and pet foods to remain on the market and to put an immediate stop to its continued sale.

So far, the list of brands with treats made in China that are linked to pet illness and deaths are:

If your pet has eaten tainted treats, symptoms may include:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased activity
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Increased water consumption
  • Increased urination

If your pet is sick and you have been feeding it these treats please report it to the FDA.

For now, pet owners who find the current state of this situation unacceptable are urged by animal advocacy groups to take the following actions.

  • Download the FDA warning here, and print some copies.
  • If you find the products in your store, remove them from the shelf, give them to store managers with a copy of the FDA warning, and ask that the store return the treats to the manufacturer.

About the author: Ariel Wulff is an author, artist and animal advocate. She has worked in animal rescue for more than 24 years, authoring the book Born Without a Tail, a memoir of her experiences with rescued animals. She writes a column as the Cleveland Pets Examiner, and is the National Animal Books Examiner. She also maintains a personal blog about dogs: Up on the Woof, and uses her yelodoggie art to spread the joy of living with dogs.

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