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The puppy’s name is given at the time of microchipping. By law this is done by 60 days of age.

For purebred dogs, the paperwork for applying for pedigree often leads to the microchip being inoculated earlier.

Breeders who have an affix,

will also pass on to their puppy the name of the affix. A sort of surname that identifies the kennel of origin of the puppy. For this reason, criteria are introduced for naming the puppies. For example the same initial letter for the whole litter.

Our puppies have the suffix of our kennel “Valle dei Medici”. They are puppies that carry our name: “Valle dei Medici Giotto” for the dog for example whose name is Giotto.

Two puppies with the same initial letter and coming from the same kennel …are brothers!

When the puppies go to exhibitions as adults they are so easily recognisable. This helps to understand the value of the litter in terms of morphology and also of the parents in terms of offspring.

The initial letter is by far the most used criterion, but not the only one. It allows the puppies and their owners to be remembered over the years with a minimum of effort.

Our criterion for choosing a name for the puppies is to give the litter a theme. We often take advice and guidance on the theme. If we find that the person who has booked one of our puppies has a particular interest in the name for the dog and also a little imagination.

It is very common for dogs to be called by a name other than the one on the certificates. Danger averted, dogs cannot read and therefore the problem of the official dog name is minimal. For me, my name is David, but everyone calls me Yuri, it was and is a bit more complicated.

This is how the acronym AKA (Also Know As) was born. In Italian “also known as”.

If the kennel from which the puppy comes does not have an ENCI affix,

the puppy will have only one name. ENCI does not allow compound names to be given to the puppies. The timing for inoculating microchips and applying for pedigrees remains the same, of course.


The official puppy name can be chosen by the owner if we move before inoculating the microchip.

If the puppy comes from an affixed kennel we will be required to meet the breeding criteria.

We, as well as other breeders who are concerned about finding the most suitable accommodation for their puppies, reserve the right to inform the families which puppy will be in their litter.

We wait a few weeks after the birth to make evaluations on the character or morphology or its aptitude for truffles.

It depends on the composition of the family, the availability of space and time and the presence of children for a pet puppy. Different characteristics will be those for a Lagotto puppy for show or breeding or that will also go truffling.

In these cases the name of the puppy will be chosen by the breeder without any emotional consequences for the puppy.

The Lagotto’s name will be the one he hears himself called every day.


Whether it is the official name or not we will still have to go through the process of naming the puppy. A dilemma just like when you have to choose a name for your children. Female names for female dogs or thunderous names for male dogs.

A trivial search on the internet reveals endless lists of names for female dogs and names for male dogs. Sometimes instead of helping they confuse ideas, other times they put us on the right track.

Animalpedia has given importance to this topic. By going to their site and searching for the keyword “Dog Names” various articles and Name Lists come up.

I found it nice and imaginative. Names of Famous Dogs, Names for Dogs in French or other languages, Names for short and long dogs, names of dogs selected by breed. Names for cute and affectionate dogs just like the Lagotto. There’s something for everyone, and hopefully it will help.

We’ll avoid the overused “EIGHT”in Italian “Otto” the Lagotto.

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Lagotto Puppies in Breeding

When you decide to have a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy, the choice of the breeding and of who breeds them is decisive. On the site we have tried to put as much information as possible about us, see ABOUT US. About our Lagotto Romagnolo and the puppies available in our kennel and the next litters. About our ideas and beliefs.

We believe that seriousness and transparency can go peacefully hand in hand. All the information concerning the health of our Lagotto dogs are on the site.

Here are the most common questions we are asked at first contact.

Can we visit the puppies in the kennel?

The visits to the kennel are an important moment to get to know the puppies, the kennel and the breeder. The visits give us pleasure because we get to know the new families of our puppies, or simply dog lovers. The returns we have always been positive, and this repays us for all our efforts.

The visits are always without obligation, aimed at showing our creatures and getting to know the breed.

The price of a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy?

The price of one of our puppies depends on the expenses incurred for that specific litter. The price of a puppy can be influenced by the external stud, the pregnancy of the mother, the health certificates of the parents and also the number of puppies. To understand how the price of a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy is determined, see also PRICE OF A PUPPY IN A BREED.

When is the puppy delivered?

We deliver the puppies after their 70th day of life.

The socialisation of the puppy is not just a matter of saying. The differences between puppies raised with their mothers and in families with children and other dogs of different sexes and breeds can be seen.

Dogs that as adults are well-balanced, funny and well.

The socialisation of the puppy is decisive in forming the character of the Lagotto Romagnolo.

We never anticipate the vaccination protocol.

The health of your puppy is important.

With this in mind, waiting a few days to adopt a puppy should never be a problem.

What documents do you deliver with the puppy?

All our litters are the offspring of pedigreed Lagotto Romagnolo puppies that have been tested for the main breed diseases. Checking the parents for genetics and evaluating their character is a necessary act to create the premises for an excellent litter. In the HEALTH section there are other articles full of important information.

The puppy is delivered with a health booklet, dog registry entry, first vaccine, pedigree (always), passport, genetic test results and x-rays of the parents, puppy kit.( What is not present on the website)

Is it advisable to book a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy?

We don’t have many litters per year. The booking of the puppy allows us to evaluate the puppies during their growth phases, knowing which is the context in which they will have to be inserted.

We try to satisfy requests based on the composition of the family, the space and time available or whether there are expectations for a Lagotto Romagnolo that also goes to truffles or exhibition.

For booking we ask for an advance to have a mutual commitment. For the programme of the litters see BREEDING PLAN.

Booking your puppy well in advance allows the adoptive family to follow the puppy during its growth with photographic and video contributions.

On the website we update with videos and photos of the puppy and the litter as it grows with its mother. A modern way to enjoy this wonderful experience even from a distance.

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Choosing a Lagotto kennel and the puppy.

Choosing a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy in a kennel provides guarantees. The breeder will always be available to support you with advice for the management of the puppy. How to behave for the insertion and also how to continue with the education.

It is difficult for a kennel to give you a puppy without explaining who the parents are, what guarantees of health and what assumptions have been made about the litter.

They will be able to explain and help those who do not know the breed to understand it. If, like us, the breeder also has a passion for truffle hunting, he will be able to give you valuable training advice.

If the puppy, besides being an excellent Lagotto for Companionship, will also be a brilliant truffle hound, we can only be satisfied. In a kennel the puppy is not given to just anyone.

These are the prerogatives of Breeders and of no other figure who can hand over puppies.

Notwithstanding the above, it is always a good idea to visit the kennel to see the puppies and get to know the breeders.

Choice of a Lagotto Romagnolo breeding farm

I believe that the choice of the kennel is similar in importance and method to the choice we make of the future owners of our puppies.

It is a mechanism of trust and mutual esteem that often starts from the first phone call.

There are some elements that help in the choice of a kennel. Objective aspects that distinguish breeders whose primary objective is economic from those who breed with the well-being of their puppies in mind.

  • Genetic tests on the parents cannot be considered as an extra. They are essential to GUARANTEE exemption from certain diseases in the puppy. Pathologies that can also occur after the sale.
  • X-rays of the hips and elbows of the parents are expensive examinations whose information is valuable for serious breeders. Breeders who X-ray their dogs always give evidence of the results.
  • The pedigree does not justify any difference in price.
  • The breeder must show the ability to support the future owner with competence and availability.
  • The structure of the kennel, How the dogs are kept in the kennel. The spaces dedicated to them. Where the puppies are bred. They help to understand if the Lagotto Romagnolo puppy has been raised in a healthy environment or if it is just a commodity.
  • Too many litters, raising a litter takes a lot of time. The presence of so many litters in the kennel at the same time can give rise to doubts.

Choosing the breeding. Visiting a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy

In order to choose a Lagotto kennel, the visit is fundamental. The moment that provides a lot of information and sensations. Often it happens even before the puppies are born. At other times, in addition to the cattery, we may also visit the puppy.

When weaning has started and the puppies are moving with a fair degree of ease, the first interactions also begin. We are around the fourth week and this is a good time to make our visit to the kennel.

It is a good time to visit the kennel to check the health of the mother and to evaluate the nutritional and hygienic care of the puppies.

A few more weeks and the puppy’s character begins to show itself. The socialisation work done in the kennel begins to bear fruit.

Where the puppy was born and where it spent its first two months is decisive for its adult character. The visit to the kennel should help to understand the past of the puppy that we will take home.

Choosing a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy

It was hard. We selected the breeding farm among those that had puppies available. We probably travelled several kilometres to visit it. And now the whole Lagotto Romagnolo litter is right in front of us. Some puppies are interested in our presence. Another is sleepy or naughty.

The moment is topical. They’re all great, but we’ll only choose one.

If the puppies have entered the fifth week they have a fair amount of independence and it is then that the puppy makes the first move.

In a homogeneous litter, the choice of a Lagotto Romagnolo pet puppy can also be made in this way. In a romantic way.

If the request is for a puppy that in addition to living with the family will also go truffling, the opinion of those who have bred the litter is decisive.

Talking to those who have raised the puppies from birth and understanding together which situations are most congenial will benefit the owners and the puppies and make the breeder feel at ease.


The prices of a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy taken in Breeding are generally higher than the prices found on the multiple advertisements. The reason for this difference in prices must be sought in the higher costs incurred in breeding to breed conscientiously and in the respect of the puppies.

In Breeding The Puppies are children of Lagotto Romagnolo selected for health, character and morphology and aptitude for the search of the truffle. Puppies bred with the care necessary to have the maximum health and behavioral guarantees.

We, like some other farms, deliver with the puppy the certificates of genetic and radiographic examinations supported by the parents.

The difference is not only in the price of the puppy, but they are the different puppies.

Both differences we would love to be appreciated, when we talk about price Lagotto Romagnolo. The Lagotto Romagnolo owes its notoriety to the search for truffles. His ability is becoming his fortune in terms of spreading.  Today It is increasingly appreciated as a pet dog. This growing notoriety has created a lot of interest and space for occasional, improvised and often dictated by economic interest litters.


To understand how you compose the price of a puppy, you have to analyze the main costs that you claim to Breed.

  • Genetic Tests on the parents or price of the assembles if the father, the stud, rigorously tested is taken externally
  • X-Rays also and elbows
  • Ultrasound Factress at the fourth week of gestation
  • Special quality Feed for puppies to be given to the Mother since the last month of pregnancy and during breastfeeding.
  • Supplements and medicines for the mare in pregnancy and lactation
  • Quality Feed for weaning puppies
  • Sverminers and vaccines and veterinary inspection visits on puppies
  • Microchip, canine Registry Register and Pedigree ENCI, of all puppies
  • Heating lamp always turned on, and washing machines even several times a day

I Definitely forgot something. These are expenses dictated by ethics and attentions that we can not even think of neglecting. Costs that those who give or sell at low prices the puppies of Lagotto Romagnolo do not get a jolt. Without thinking about quantifying the time we devote to the socialization of puppies. Another fundamental difference for puppies taken in Breeding. Those who give or sell at a bargain price a Lagotto Romagnolo must make us strong doubts.


The Price scissors, of this in fact we will have to talk, depends on many variables. The price of a puppy of Lagotto Romagnolo with the papers in order and taken in a Farm that cures every aspect of the  growth of the puppy oscillates between 1900 and 2400 euros. In Addition to the costs incurred to breed the litter on the prices Lagotto Romagnolo also affects the costs of the pairs that often depend on who are the parents. Stallions or mares from the important genealogy descendants of dogs who have obtained titles in beauty exhibits or in work tests have demonstrated morphological characteristics or attitudes to the search for truffles. Characteristics that will go to their offspring. It is Not fair to pay a little more for the titles of the dogs in the pedigree, even if they are important information about the value of the puppy.

The price for a puppy is right if it is proportional to the cost incurred to breed that specific litter.

When you decide to welcome a puppy of Lagotto Romagnolo in your family, you often do not realize that we will accompany us for a nice stretch of our life. The initial price of the puppy affects marginally the expenses that we will have to support for our dog. Often choosing a puppy with health requirements and bred with maximum physical and psychological care is the best choice, even economically.

Once you arrive at home with the Puppy, you appreciate the work done by those who have bred. At this point the price difference does not really have any more meaning.