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.
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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.
Truffle Italia water Dog
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!