Meet our Parents

Now producing rare colored lines from the original colorations of Madagascar!

These are the adult dogs and parents of our puppies.  Our original lines have produced some wonderful show puppies over the years and originated from the very best show kennels in the world.  We have lines out of the world's best kennels, including Woodland Cottage.  

Breeders Code of Ethics

With a focus is on health and preserving the breed standard of our beloved breeds, (we don't believe you can possibly IMPROVE the amazing Coton de Tulear or Havanese!) we have chosen these special dogs, not only for their wonderful genes, but for their temperaments and qualities that will exemplify the breed.  Our original lines were carefully chosen from European and Domestic breeders to ensure a wide gene pool for the best health and vigor of our little breed.  

Not just any dog can make a good mother!  We raise our potential parents from puppy-hood, watching how they interact with other dogs and puppies.  If we see signs of aggression, lack of nurturing instinct or any negative personality trait, we will not use them in our breeding program.  To us, not only health and beauty are important in raising puppies, but temperament and disposition.  Our dogs are an important part of our family.  They are beloved friends to us!  In order to remain small and ensure each dog has the opportunity to live as a pet in a family home--not a kennel--we share our dogs and are partners in preserving our wonderful A Breed Apart line.  We carefully plan and share our dogs to maintain a small, hobby breeding program.  










Blue Diamond Coton"Chewy"

Meet our newest sire!  He is a rare colored black Coton,  which we are thrilled to introduce into our breeding program.  He is producing all colors of the Rare Coton genetics which means genetic diversity for our lines!  He is sweet and playful and gentle and very loving.  Great little companion for emotional support.  Easy Trainer!  He is champion-sired.

"Heartland's Simon Says"

  He is a rare colored black and white Import, and his little one's are keeping their colors!  So cool! Simon is such a sweet little boy, always tail wagging and full of happiness.  His puppies always have his sweet disposition.  


Meet the lovely and sweet Macy.  This girl has a gorgeous thick coat and amazing structure, and a classic Coton temperament  She is a living doll!


Blue Diamond Cotons 

Tootsie is a darling little tri-color girl. She is a wonderful mama and has been producing some incredible colors. She is a  loving and sweet natured companion and is a great little watch dog!  She also loves to fetch!


Blue Diamond Cotons "Siri"

Meet our newest little girl, another incredibly marked Coton who will carry these colorful  rare genes. She is a sweet natured girl and has been very easy to train.  Looking forward to the newest generation of A Breed Apart babies with this little one!


Rodrie's "Lulu" 

Such a sweet happy little girl, and we love her markings for the breeding program.  


A Breed Apart's  "Lily" 

Lily is the sweetest little dog!  She has personality plus, she is playful and happy, and loves to retrieve, too!