Lagotto Romagnolo

Sporting Group – AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS)

Photos courtesy of  Red Barn Lagotto

The Lagotto Romagnolo is believed to be the foundation dog from which all water dogs descend. They are currently used to find truffles (a form of edible fungi) — the only dog to perform this function.  It must be socialized as a puppy to become a friendly and devoted family member who does very well with children and gets along with other family pets.  It can be weary of strangers and will “sound a vocal alarm” when strangers approach.  Easy to train and it should be trained as a puppy not to be shy or skittish.  The breed requires a great deal of exercise and thoroughly enjoys swimming.  Games of hide and seek or hunting for objects should be played to keep the breed’s keen mind busy.  The Lagotto sheds very little and may be a good dog for allergy sufferers.  Hypoallergenic Dogs
Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
The height and weight are given from the lowest for a female to the highest for a male.
Good friend
Wooley Brushing and an occasional trim Physical and mental exercise required.  Could be good for allergy sufferers

Relevant Web Sites


AKC Breed Profile

Lagotto Club of America

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