The Coton de Tulear is recognized by AKC, UKC, IBACA and FCI all of which have a slightly different breed standard. USACTC is recognized as the Parent Club for AKC and to date has no regional clubs under the Parent Club. The American Coton Club has their own club registry as well as Coton de Tulear Club of America. North American Coton Club is UKC affiliated and does not have a club registry.
The United States of America Coton de Tulear Club is the AKC Parent Club for the Coton. The Coton de Tulear Breed Standard and educational materials can be found on the Parent Club website; www.usactc.org.
The Coton was shown in the Non-Sporting Group for the first time in July 2nd, 2014. The Coton will be in the Non- Sporting Eukanuba, Orlando Fla. for the first time in December 2014. The Westminister, the last leg of the Triple Crown, will be in Feburary of 2015. So stay tuned to applaud for the Coton to be Best in Show at the Westminister this year.