Paula Campbell is the founding member of Chapala Bay Cotons. We are small family Coton de Tulear breeders with a focus on health, temperament, socialization and genetic diversity. Our of dogs are full members of our family.
Our goal is to raise happy, healthy, well adjusted pups, in order to provide our customers with wonderful companions and help preserve this wonderful breed.
Our dogs are raised with the utmost of tender, loving care. We do health testing on our breeding dogs prior to breeding to ensure our dogs are the very best for breeding.
Our legacy will carry on with Renee Grieco, who lives just outside of Lethbridge, Alberta. Check out below to learn more about Renee.
You can also find us on our Chapala Bay Cotons Facebook Page. I do update my website more than my FB page. We have a secret Chapala Bay Family Group for our puppy adopters. If you have a pup from us and haven't joined, please send me a note for an invitation. We have a secret Chapala Bay Family Group for our Puppy Adopters as well. If you have a Chapala Bay pup, contact me to join!
We are firm believers in positive based training classes. Paula's interest has grown so much that she took a dog training course at the Animal Behavior College to become an ABC certified dog trainer. Training gives an extra special way to increase communication and strengthen the bond with your dog. Check out our Training Page to learn more!
We believe in education, we attend seminars and take courses in order to learn as much as possible. Check out the What We Offer section to see the list.
The Beginning - Paula's story
When our circumstances changed, and we had the time to have a dog, I researched many different breeds. My husband had never had the joy of having a pet before, so I wanted to make sure the transition was smooth. We were looking for a breed of dog that was small, sturdy, hypo-allergenic, not nervous, who required some, but not an excessive amount of exercise. We also wanted a lively, intelligent dog, but not a hyperactive dog.
After a lot of research, I came across the wonderful Coton de Tulear! They were everything we had hoped for and more. They are packed with personality. They are ever enthusiastic, and game for anything. They are happy and exuberant, and an absolute joy to have around. We laugh every day. The Coton is noted for their cheerfulness. They have been dubbed the "anti-depression"dog of France. Cotons are known for becoming very attached to their humans and are very adaptable. This began my love affair with the Coton de Tulear.
The Cotons have so enriched our lives and brought us so much joy, they became my passion! I decided to go into breeding as an early retirement hobby. After much research, I embarked on this wonderful journey. I wanted to make sure that my going into breeding would be for the good of the breed. This has been an exciting journey. Cotons are my total passion. I sincerely hope you will experience the joy of adding a little Coton or two to your life. Just be warned, Cotons are extremely addictive!
Chapala Bay would like to extend a very warm welcome to Renee Grieco. Renee is joining Chapala Bay as a breeder. She will be taking over Chapala Bay Cotons when Paula retires. Paula will be mentoring Renee and will stay on in an advisory capacity. You will enjoy all the same benefits as you always have with Chapala Bay Cotons. You could not be in better hands.
Renee is a caring, wonderful person. She is a biologist who truly understands the importance of genetic diversity and breeding responsibly. She shares the Chapala Bay Philosophy and is very keen to carry on. Welcome Renee, we are thrilled to have you on board!