Ranking: AKC ranks her in the top 5 agility dogs for her breed
Other: United Agility Champion Title (UACH) in UKC and a Certified Therapy
Dog Call Name: BLANCA
Date of Birth: July 15, 2001
Owners: Owned and loved by Regina & George Austin
From Regina & George: I fell in love with the fluffy cotton ball with big black eyes and nose, and came home with Blanca, a Coton de Tulear, bred by Carol Hughes. After obedience school, Blanca participated in a “paws on” agility demo, and we were hooked. For a “lap dog” and a novice pet owner, we have accomplished a lot. She is currently working on her Mach Agility and Rally Excellent titles. AKC ranks her in the top 5 agility dogs for her breed. Blanca is best known for her fascination with tunnels, her zoomies, and bunny like run. It has taken a village of dear friends to train both of us. It has been a loving and humbling experience. We remain a work in progress. Regina, EPM (Extremely Proud Mom)
WHAT DOES AKC REALLY MEAN? By Jane Arrington, President - UCARE United Coton de Tulear Association for Rescue and Education – a 501(c)3 non-profit charity
I have been actively involved with the breeding of Performance Quarter Horses and Great Pyrenees for the last twenty years. All have outstanding show records. I am very much aware of traits that should and should not be bred; temperament being of the utmost importance. Health is always important in breeding animals. Therefore, all of my breeding stock has yearly blood panels done as well as being OFA cleared for hips, patellas, elbows and thyroid. Their eyes are cleared by CERF. I am now into my third generation of Cotons, which from a health stand point is very important, because I do know what is behind them.
My original Cotons have been acquired from the leading kennels in Belgium, France, Denmark, and Finland. My goal is to enhance this breed by breeding only the best traits. I feel that each future generation must be better than the present, and I will not breed more pups than there is a demand for.