Breeding philosophy

Kennel Lagotto Romagnolo, born from the love for dogs. Breed Lagotto Romagnolo for passion, thinking about our dogs and their puppies. A family choice to breed in an amateur way appreciating the joys that our dogs give us and that our puppies are ready to give to new families.

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The luck of meeting Saetta ❤️

I approached the Lagotto Romagnolo for its fame as a truffle hunter dog. A bit like our “Customers” do before taking the step, I tried to find out as much as possible about the breed. To understand its needs and how to manage the fabulous curly hair.

Before making up my mind, I had the chance to meet a lot of Romagna’s lakes, both male and female, and I talked to their owners.

From the beginning it was clear that this dog was special.

Those who lived the dog every day, at home, on the couch, those who made every move with his Lagotto next to them, even in the woods, were very satisfied. Even in times of scarce truffle he would come home happy for the turn and often even with some unexpectedly delicious hypogeum mushroom, the white truffle.

The others, alas, always had something wrong with them.

I decided to buy what is still my Super Lagottina. Beloved Saetta ❤️❤️

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Photo Lagotto Romagnolo: Linda and Saetta the first day at home. March 2013

The first of the Class

She was the first, every day with the same enthusiasm and the first in everything!

My little soldier: the first to make an exhibition and, moreover, winning with CAC.

The first to give me puppies all mine. Some beautiful Lagotto Speciali.

The first to teach me that no matter how hard I tried, I can’t find truffles without them. So I kept quiet and left the initiative to her.

And just behind master truffle hunters with “phenomenal dogs”, the little soldier found what expert and commanded dogs left, perhaps voluntarily, to us.

For years with Saetta we have understood each other on the fly.

She checks my clothes to see if something fun is planned. She pays attention to my tone of voice to see if it’s a good day. My movements to know when it’s time for a cuddle, a walk or a bit of gardening.

If today I carry on this passion of breeding and have chosen to spend a lot of my time with my dogs, I certainly owe it mainly to my little Saetta.

The luck of having them all

Shortly afterwards Thor arrived. My mother-in-law’s family dog had recently died. Balto represented so much for our whole family. We needed a dog that could be a pet dog. After some hesitation Sara convinced herself to take a Lagotto.

They are inseparable and Thor is special to Sara. He tells us at least three times a week! And we are just pleased!

Luce with her infinite desire for cuddles, Runa with her sweetness, Moka with her requests for confirmations and our Chicca born here. And recently also Pedro the handsome boy who learns everything and who will be our future breeding male. Perla and Giada the two little twins who rely on each other and who represent so much for the piece of Lagotto history they bring with their presence. They are all equally special. The merit is theirs!

Each has its own character, its own characteristics, many facets that, living together, can be perceived and distinguished. All different, but united by being Lagotti Romagnoli, and soon you are conquered!

❤️ I love Lagotto Romagnolo! ❤️

Our breeding Lagotto Romagnolo:

is located in Mugello, in the province of Florence and therefore in Tuscany. It is the Regions that draw up the regulations for the protection and keeping of animals.

For the custody of our dogs, we have reserved spaces larger than those provided for by the relevant laws issued by the Region of Tuscany. Since we are always present in the kennel, it is our home, our Italian water Dogs live with us in our garden or at home.

The spaces we have reserved for them are used exclusively for night shelter or to manage possible needs. Contingencies of cohabitation such as separating puppies from adults or rainy weather situations. We are an amateur breeders with the intention of maintaining our family dimension. The only way to consolidate a daily relationship with our friends.

The structure of our breeding

For our dogs we have opted for fences. Having space available and believing that logistics and accommodation can affect the quality of life and avoid stress due to staying in the box.

Even if little used, such spaces are indispensable for the management of our Lagotto Romagnolo. Our dogs mainly live with us all day long.

As in a tourist village we have built some beautiful terraced houses. The houses are always tidy, with a stall, a hedge and trees to provide shady areas.

Inside each fence we have created smaller enclosures used when necessary or at mealtimes.

Every Lagotto Romagnolo must be able to eat peacefully, at its own time. We want to avoid mechanisms whereby those who have finished eating in their own bowl approach another’s bowl.

Once the meal is over, everyone returns to live the spaces made available to them. Inside the cottages we find two separate spaces with a kennel. Even at night our dogs must be able to choose to sleep next to each other. Or each dog can sleep in its own kennel.

Pregnancy management
In one of the houses we have made permanent delivery boxes. They are used to manage the litter when it has reached the moment of being able to live outdoors.

Pregnant mothers live their last month of gestation strictly at home with us.

We squeeze in a little, but it is important for the future mother to become familiar with the environment where she will have to give birth to our puppies. In the house she will be able to follow her litter until the puppies are ready for their first outing.

We are very proud of the accommodation we have created. We are very pleased with the praise given to our breeding and how we keep our Lagotto Romagnolo.

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The Lagotto Romagnolo is an Italian breed with ancient origins. It was born as an aquatic carry dog. Following changes in the territory of origin it has seen its use change.

The Lagotto Romagnolo has become the recognised and undisputed specialist in the search for truffles.

For years, perhaps even decades, the Lagotto Romagnolo has been crossed with dogs of other breeds. Mainly truffle hunters in search of the dog with wide and meticulous search characteristics when needed. The Lagotto Romagnolo has risked extinction.

The work to recover the purity of the Lagotto Romagnolo began in the 70s. There were not many specimens. By analysing the pedigrees with the highest degree of genealogy, we can easily see how dogs are often recurrent.

From these few lines on the origins of the breed, we can understand why pedigree and health must be taken into consideration when we talk about the Lagotto Romagnolo dog.

Lagotto Romagnolo: Health

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a rustic and resistant dog, but in the genesis of the breed there are some pathologies that we take into consideration.

We only breed Lagotto Romagnolo with genetic tests and official X-rays for hips and elbows.

Lagotto Romagnolo: Pedigree

In a breeding farm, pedigree is not a piece of paper to add to the dog. It is a work and selection tool. It is important for the morphology, character, health and working attitude of the dog.

The pedigree is the identity card of your dog, the pedigree is its history and therefore its future.

Having a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy without pedigree is to all intents and purposes like not having a Lagotto Romagnolo. From the pedigree it is possible to obtain information on bloodlines and degrees of kinship.

Lagotto Romagnolo: Character

Character is one of the strong points of this breed. To form the character of a puppy it is decisive how it is raised in its first weeks of life. Happy and socialised puppies is our main goal.

Choosing the Lagotto Romagnolo means having a clear idea of the dog we want.

In our amateur kennel we have few litters per year. We choose the matings to have also in the puppies excellent character potential.

To breed the Lagotto Romagnolo we need to know the breed. The blood lines, the morphology and how to raise Lagotto Romagnolo puppies with a special character.

Continuous Behavioral Availability

Having a puppy from us means having a contact person who can follow the development of the puppy even when it has left the breeding farm.

For the love of each of our puppies we will always be available. At the disposal of new owners with competence and experience.

We have been living with our Lagotto Romagnolo for years and we study every aspect of the breed.

With the Lagotto Romagnolo we go truffle hunting. We have trained many Lagotto Romagnolo truffle breed. Experience that we make available to the owners of our puppies.

Puppies are not all the same. Each one has its own personality. We know each of our puppies since birth and this can help in their education.

In the family we have the expertise of a dog instructor and a veterinarian.

Knowing how our puppy grows is always a pleasure and never a nuisance.

 Lagotto Romagnolo: Choice of puppy

It is his talent as a truffle hunter that endangers the quality of life in the Lagotto Romagnolo. At certain times of the year, the white truffle season, it is precisely his life that is at risk.

These are the reasons that push us to select the owners of our puppies.

They are very happy if our puppies give vent to their hunting skills. But only if they are run by people who love them first.

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a dog that adapts well to the most varied situations and often our support for the choice of puppy is not necessary.

Other times, the space available, the composition of the family or the expectations of the owners lead to choosing the puppy together.

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Lagotto Romagnolo is the recognised specialist in truffle hunting. This is its temperament. In our breeding we introduce all our puppies to the scent of truffles.

They like it, and we like to give them it.

Often the owners of our puppies make unexpected discoveries. After the purchase, for the love of their dog and out of curiosity, they decide to start the hobby of truffle hunting. What could be better!

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We started breeding with after having gained experience, knowledge and skills. In this path of growth we have been helped by great people, serious breeders and true dog lovers. We became real friends with them. Immediately in tune because they are animated by the same passion than us. We are informed and we have deepened every single aspect of breeding.

With our ideas and respecting our dogs, we carry on our passion.

We certainly do not breed by necessity, it is a passion that takes us a lot of time, day and night..

The quality of puppies and to pursuit of our idea of Lagotto Romagnolo is our reference as breeder.

Our dogs are family members. As such they need attention and time, just like children.

The number of our dogs must not increase beyond our chances of following them.

Requirements of our litters Lagotto Romagnolo

In order to breed with a certain continuity we need a certain number of females. Our ambitions remain to have few well-bred litters and with all the requirements of health and morphology. With this statement we mean:

  1. We want to create a health picture around puppies that provide the best health guarantees. All the certainties that genetics allows us to have. There are pathologies such as dysplasia that in fact we can never exclude. That’s why we do the X-rays official to our Lagotto reproducers and select the breeders for outside studs.
  2. Work at the maximum on the character of the puppy. We gradually offer our puppies as much experience as possible. With the help of their mothers we want to create the presuppositions to have great dogs, balanced and never fearful.

Parents of our litters are Lagotto Romagnolo who carried out the genetic tests and official X-rays for hips and elbows.

Commitment and time, expenses and risks that without a doubts we support because it is the least for our dogs, their puppies and the families who welcome them. When we finally get the desired results, we feel more than satisfied.

We are alwais available on the issues that you may encounter after adopting a puppy of ours. We like to be informed about how our puppies grow to became great Lagotto Romagnolo.

Dog Shows and information

Our time and our interest is directed almost exclusively to our Lagotto Romagnolo and their puppies.

From time to time we do not subtract ourself from showing our Lagotto Romagnolo to expert judges of the breed. Skills, attitudes and morphology are assessed. The purpose of these exits, stressful for our dogs at least as they are for us, it is not the attainment of goals of beauty or work. We already believe in what we are doing.

Expert judges ‘ assessments are necessary information to improve our work and the breed.

Unfortunately we note daily how little information there is in the canine field. Even us try every day to learn and improve ourselves. As far as possible we try to divulge our notions too. Information on the health, character and education of dogs and Lagotto Romagnolo in particular. This aspect is also part of our idea of breeding.