We had never considered the importance of a great breeder until we brought our little guy home. He already had the foundation in place to potty outside, get along with people and dogs, and walk on his leash. Christine and her family set him up for success from the time he was born. They also did a great job communicating about his development and posting lots of pictures while we waited for him to come home. If you are still considering whether of not to get a Coton- look no further! They are sweet and small while still being so playful and brave! We could not be happier with Winnie and Thompson Cotons!