ANIMALS Lost & Found …

Posted by Axel Thorer on 27. Dezember 2017

What's barking in Madagascar? The smallest dog in the world

Dog

That's the barking dwarf from Madagascar ...

I had never seen a dog like that: It was barking from a rich lady’s handbag in Antananarivo, the capital of the island of Madagascar, and when I ask her what this was, she said: „Coton de Tulear“. It sounded like „Cochon“ and  „Fuck off!“ to me, so I left. But she was right: The name of this liliput race is „Coton de Tulear“ and it was created in Tulear, a town in the southern part of the island, where some people got rich by cotton and became so bored by wealth that they invented the smallest dog in the world, 10 inches (24 cm) high at the head and weighing never more than 12 pounds (5 kilo). A white piece of fur with hanging ears and long coat, looking like a Maltese (dog) and – well – fitting into one of these modern handbag. In Tulear, where I went, they are quite common, anywhere else they are very rare. But one should refrain from entering a handbag with a hand to cuddle the „Coton“ – both the lady and the dog might bite …

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