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Male or female puppy? a look over to the Lagotto Romagnolo.

This is the most common question. A must for those who have never had a dog in the family. Who is looking for a dog as a friend and has fear of not to be able in the management. Understandable doubts that are deeply convinced do not depend on the sex of the puppy. The color of the puppy’s hair and how will be his adult cloak is the question that follows in the special ranking of frequently asked questions.

A dog is beautiful for his structure and morphology. The bearing and proportions, but above all must be a clever dog and of excellent character.

About the sex of the puppy the request is aimed to looking for a dog generally more quiet and that does not take advantage of the inexperience of the future owners. Sometimes the rumors, often false, to suggest the choice. Right information and considerations from other breed its can become a real nonsense for the breed Lagotto Romagnolo. Differences between the two sexes are there, let’s analyze it referenced to the Lagotto Romagnolo.

Lagotto Romagnolo female versus Lagotto Romagnolo male

The body

In some breeds the difference in tonnage between the male and the female can be really important. Sometimes even 10kg of muscles. It can lead to problems in the management of walks, for example. Even if a dog at leash should never pull, who is at the first experience with a dog thinks do not immediately able to handle this situation. Even the powerfull of a male can leave doubts. For the Lagotto Romagnolo the difference is not so considerable. For the breed standard the male is 2 cm taller and 2 Kg more weight.

The Beauty

It is more beautiful the male or the female? I have no doubts about that!
A beautiful male specimen is superior to a beautiful female. Of course if the male is a little bit ugly than it is better a beautiful female.I can’t choose even this time!
I would not be able to give advice on beauty based on the sex of a puppy. We have to see every puppy and if one has intentions to participate in show we will have to choose according to the morphological characteristics. Surely it is not a choice that can be made with puppies of one or a few weeks old.

Character and intelligence

Here the arguments are more abstract. We are not talking about centimeters or pounds or proportions.
We would like to determine our ability to have an excellent relationship with our dog based on the attitudes that the puppy should have based on sex. I think two sexs have some character differences, I am not so sure its are which one prefer future families. I believe, the female has more intellectual abilities especially in youth. The male is more clumsy and sometimes more instinctive. With the growing it can change. The female of Lagotto can become more complex. I think it depends on the arrival of the first heat. The management of hormonal changes can influence a phase of the character growth. Physical disrupting sometimes affect the mood of the dog. The male is generally more constant and when he exceeded the adolescent he has a behavior of easier interpretation.

The heats of the female

The female’s heat often moves definly the choice of the pet puppy according to the sex. The females go in heat twice a year and for twenty days we will have to be careful in our walks.
The signs will be clearly visible in home and we must be careful to our garden it is not accessible to male dogs. Especially during our absence. Not everyone is in favor of sterilizing their dog. Taboos must be exceeded to appreciate the benefits of sterilization.

A female not involved for reproduction should always be sterilized. In the interest of the dog’s health.

With sterilization the heats disappear and there are also some character benefits that I mentioned above. And again, we will no longer be able to choose the Lagotto puppy based on the sex.

Can you choose a pet Lagotto puppy based on sex?

Who has had other dogs often asks for the same sex of puppy. A good choice if we enjoyed it.
Even if the dog was from another breed. If there are other dogs in the family the choice of the sex of the puppy can be obliged. For example, to avoid unwanted couplings or becoese we know our dog is particularly aggressive with same sex dogs. The choice of the sex of the puppy can also be made for personal considerations: “In The family I only have males human, enough! I want a girl! “or otherwise. How to blame them Ahaha. Excluding these special cases and others that at the moment escape from my mind, when we decide to enlarge our family with a puppy of lagotto we must know a lot depends on the relationship we will be able to establish with our Lagotto.

The relationship with your dog makes the difference, it is rarely a matter of sex. Our dog will trust us and we must always merit his trust and demand mutual respect.

Within the same litter we see puppies more lively or enterprising, those who arrive first to the solution and other who are more rebellious. More dynamic puppies and more calm. Character aspects that in the following months of coexistence with their new companions of life will be exalted or reduced. In the family will change the education and also the stimuli. Until the patience of future families allows us, we try to delay the association puppy-family. We want to collect as much information as we can to seek in everyone’s interest to create the right couple. Then arrive the moment that the desire to know how the puppy grows and who he is, becomes unstoppable and rightly we give up. Once the puppy leaves the mother and the brothers, and we too, the situations change. Puppy will have more spaces to give the best of himself, new friends and all the spotlight on him.

We have an unique certainty, we have given each puppy the basis for an excellent growth with beautiful families.

When to take the puppy?

In terms of the law accomplished on the 60th day of age, the puppy can be yielded. But is the puppy really ready to leave mom and siblings? The litter from the sixtieth day onwards shows important changes. It is analogous to what the families notice when they pass the moment of initial settling their puppy explodes in all its splendor. It is a process of growth that starts slowly from the seventh week. With increasing motor capacity increases the intensity of interaction and in an increasingly strong and decisive until the twelfth week. Until the eighth week the litter must be serene. Do the first experiences without exaggerating, adapted to their age. Without too much noise or frenetics.

Between the eighth and tenth weeks of life The puppy knows a new feeling: fear.

It is important to be able to follow our puppies during this period. Mommy helps us and our attentive eye does the rest. We are in the environment where the puppy has grown and it is easy to see if the whole litter proceeds uniformly in the growth of character. It is a delicate phase that must be held close to the mother and the people who have always reassured the puppy. Sometimes it is enough a sudden noise or a sudden movement, and here all together they look at you with a thousand exclamation marks:

Now what happens!?!?! No villains!!! Let’s do a little racket!

It kind of works like that. Maturation times vary from litter to litter. Often they also depend on the breed. In any case, there is always the time when the awareness of fear comes up. In Nature The feeling of fear plays an important and also vital role. The darers face the danger without fear and often get into trouble. In this period is mainly mum Lagotta to give important lessons of life to their puppies.  His boys in the face of unexpected reactions feel fear and are put back to the rules of Mother. Exaggerated games or eat in the bowl of MOM are some examples that MOM Lagotta prohibits. Instead we must avoid that the Lagottino perceals with terror situations that in the future will be completely normal. Other dogs, people and children for example. We want balanced Lagotti and for this we seek balance even in the puppy. Knowing the feeling of fear is important. It will not have to be overwhelmed by turning into terror, much less ignoring it by becoming a rash.

The character of the dog is formed in good and bad for a long time by the experiences made during this period.

On the day that the puppy changes home, as much as we commit all to make it as stressful as possible, it is a strong experience for the puppy. It can take days to settle. The loss of appetite and diareas are fairly normal events in the first week in the new home. For this reason we entrust the puppies after the 70 days of life. In this environment the puppies are at ease, the place where they were born and raised and will also be the place where to overcome brilliantly the first signs of fear. The Lagotto Romagnolo is a breed of dog that easily tends to the fear and confidentiality of the puppy. It is all too easy during this period to mark negatively the puppies of Lagotto Romagnolo that difficult and with so much effort can be recovered. A Lagotto Romagnolo grown and bred properly is a special dog with features that will have to remain in him throughout his life.

Entrust a puppy after 12 weeks

There is a time window in the bibliography that represents the best time to entrust a puppy.

Exceeded the period of the feeling of fear that arrives approximately to 70 days of life the puppy will accumulate experiences. Until 12 weeks the puppies are sponges that from every situation I learn spontaneously and immediately.

After 70 days it is the ideal time to leave the farm and enter the new family.

Here you will start to meet new people and environments. The process of socializing and character training continues up to 4 months of age. Traffic noises and cars if it will be a puppy that lives in the city. and other dogs, adults and puppies like him. Games made under the watchful eye of his new family. For the respect of the hierarchies will have to locate his pack leader. Learn to respect the rules of the family and the basic commands that will soon lead him to be a polite and happy dog Lagotto representative of his race.

Taking a puppy at 70 days of life is a good choice, often the best to have a happy and pleasant Lagotto.

Yielding puppies abroad means educating them and starting them to new experiences awaiting the vaccine against rabies and passport. expatriation procedures for a dog are not the same in all European countries. Although we have requests for our puppies from other European countries and not only do we only give them up if we can follow them in their growth. We look first at the welfare of our puppy. We entrust the puppies only to those who can come to take them in breeding. We don’t ship them for sure! If a puppy stays with us for a longer period we will take care of its character growth by starting it to as many experiences as we can.

Come e quando lavare il Lagotto Romagnolo

When to bath the puppy

The first bath to the puppy of Lagotto should be done prophylactic vaccination ended. Sometimes it is not possible to wait until four months and we will start with some short washing of legs. With the beautiful season and with some attention you can anticipate the first washing of the puppy. There is no rush in washing the puppy, but sometimes it can become necessary for too much dirty on the pup.

The puppy must be dried deeply and with the Lagotto Romagnolo is never too easy.

The undercoat and the woolly hedgehog stay damp and besides the towels we will have to introduce the hairdryer. Experience often not welcome to the puppy. Let’s also remember to well dry the ears.  Obviously without hairdryer.

We will not have to exceed with the use of shampoo even if it is specific for dogs..

How often should the dog be washed, the Lagotto Romagnolo.

Dogs should not be washed with too frequency.

The use of shampoo suitable for dogs, removes from the mantle the natural fat that is the defense of the hair and skin. The fat takes several days to recreate the right balance on the skin and on the hair. Too frequent baths may be the cause of dermatitis. To avoid unnecessary baths we will have to devote us to combing and grooming of the lagotto. Sometimes, back from a walk the Lagotto is filled with pellets of grass, its can be removed manually. If it is an activity that we do frequently we will evaluate a short coat for our Lagotto that avoids this annoying inconvenience for both. the owner and the dog.

Often a nice combed or the use of a moistened sponge is sufficient.

Even wipes or dry shampoo can help to remove any unpleasant odors. The brush should rarely be used, to avoid the typical hedgehog of the breed would be smoothed hair.

The main grooming of the Lagotto Romagnolo mantle is done with the use of the comb.

With wider teeth to dissolve the knots and the felted hair. The typical areas where the hair is knotted resulting felting are behind the ears, between the tail and the trunk. With tighter teeth to restore tone and cleanliness. A regular combing, not too frequent is often enough to keep the dog clean and tidy. The combing action helps to distribute the natural fat along the whole mantle which will give more gloss and softness to the hedgehog. The Lagotto Romagnolo does not make a wetsuit and with the combing we will remove much of the dead hair which of course is stranded in the thick and woolly clam of the lagotto. These operations have an invigorating and pleasing effect for the dog. For the Lagotto the final effect may not always be so pleasant. It depends on the delicacy and frequency with which we comb it. The fact that the comb can not slide well through the hedgehog can create some discomfort.

How to bathe, practical advice.

Before bathing it is important to comb the dog thoroughly. In addition to having greater hygiene, the products that we are going to use will act more effectively, giving to the mantle of the Lagotto a beautiful curly hair soft and shiny. After washing with the shampoo we’re going to use a dog conditioner.

For the Lagotto Romagnolo, the use of a conditioner is decisive for the final result.

We will let the conditioner act well before proceeding to the last rinse. A nice wipe with a towel and we’ll pass the phono. Not to tire and heat up our dog every now and then we stop and will be the opportunity to pass the comb with fine teeth in the wet hair. The effect at the end will be astounding. The phone should never be pointed at the dog’s nose. If we feel like it and we will be glad we can also give a break to some longer tub or try to give a general fart grooming. A finish to reform the ride around the ears and a lowering to the neck never fails.

Quiet! We won’t do any big damage! The fur of the lagotto always grows and soon some inexperience error will no longer be evident!

The Lagotto Romagnolo: character and temperament

Lagotto Romagnolo is a relatively young breed and his use has always been almost exclusively as a working dog. For this reason many of the people who contact us have not had previous experiences with this breed as a pet dog. They ask us about the character of the Lagotto Romagnolo. They wants confirmations on how much good and beautiful they read. The Lagotto Romagnolo has recently entered in the homes of families and for this reason a breed still to be discovered but the little Lagotti are giving important confirmations. The people who contact us talk about their furry friends. Terriers, beagle or settler or mestizo who loved to the point of not being able to stay without a dog.

Now, after seeing and being informed about the temperament of the Lagotto Romagnolo, they choose him as their life partner.

A family who has time and space, it also happens they have never had a dog, soon the family Lagotto become two. Families also with children who in one shot discover the love of the dog and the charm of Lagotto Romagnolo. The question often ends with a: “But really He is so?!” In fact it seems impossible that these little creatures are all that man always look for in a pet dog. The Lagotto Romagnolo is a working dog and he knows how to do it really well. It is a feat to find the most appropriate adjectives to be used to describe the character of the Lagotto Romagnolo. To reassure that the Lagotto Romagnolo is just like that! We should tell a multitude of anecdotes and situations. Only by experiencing the Lagotto you comprehend character intelligence and temperament. It also happens the children bring in the family the first Lagotto. Then the parents want the second one.

The character of the Lagotto Romagnolo

The character of the Lagotto Romagnolo is a unique aspect of this breed.

Affectionate and playful, patient with children and tireless playmate. Lively and entertaining outdoors as composed and respectful in the house. Smart!

All adjectives that are well suited to the Lagotto Romagnolo, but only by living it is understood how he is the maximum expression. The fact that the Lagotto Romagnolo does not leave fur in the house is often seen as one more thing..

The temperament of the Lagotto Romagnolo

The temperament of the Lagotto Romagnolo is astonishing.

The Lagotto dog knows how to be from apartment and at the same time brilliant and fun in the outdoor. Easily trainable and connected to the owner. The Lagotto always tries to please his reference humans. Both indoors and outdoors.

Intelligent to understand at first time, and touty if someone does not recognize him this ability.

He is a quiet dog and not bother, knows how to compose and wait. He turns into sticky when we cuddle him and he never tire of being cuddles. Don’t argue with other dogs. And he is docile to the point he would never bite anyone, much less a child. He’s not a bark dog. At most warn when there are unexpected visits. These are the characteristics of the Lagotto Romagnolo. Finding a flaw is really hard.

He is a balanced dog that can understand and adapt. For us that we breed the Lagotto Romagnolo his many potentials, in all fields are not a surprise. We were enormously pleased to know a Lagotto Romagnolo was introduced into the group of Pet Therapy at the Meyer Pediatric hospital in Florence

The new member of the family has 4 legs

Understanding if there are conditions to accommodate a puppy in the family is the first responsible step to fulfill. Especially for those families, and it happens often, that they never had a dog. It is often the insistence of children. Approaching the ten years the desire to have a puppy is strong and even the arguments become more convincing. Here’s the step is done. On this site we have often written about the character, temperament, size and other particularities of Lagotto Romagnolo.

The Lagotto Romagnolo is the ideal dog as a companion dog for the Family and children.

Our task is also to look for families suitable for our puppies. Families who want to have a close relationship with their dog and be good masters. With the knowledge that a Lagotto lives about 15 years and that will depend on them every day. Adopting a dog does not disrupt the life of the family, but it will surely require time and energy. It will also have limits. How the exits and the holidays will be conditioned by his presence.

The advantages of having a dog in the family, especially for children, are enormous..

The affection these animals give us is inexplicable. Like the feeling of well-being when we are welcomed back home. A walk with our 4-legged friend is a healthy touch to the mind..

Basically, a dog doesn’t ask for much, but he needs it every day.

Are we ready to welcome a puppy?

The breed of the dog is important. For example, guard dogs will have different needs than hunting dogs. Will change the education or need for motion. We will have to be able to manage and satisfy the natural instincts of our dog.

For those who choose the Lagotto Romagnolo the path that leads to understand if we are ready to adopt a puppy is very simplified.

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a breed that has no contraindications. His requests to make us “Good Masters” are those of a pet dog who likes the couch, the house and go out for a little fun.

When you decide to take a puppy, of any breed or not, we have to keep in mind something too obvious:

All dogs need to be in good physical and mental health every day, and they live many years, and they get older!

So! A few questions that as a test can help us figure out if we are ready to welcome a dog into your family.

Does the whole family agree to take a dog?

The dog will have to be an integral part of the family, and as such relate with everyone. It must never become an element of division and claims such as: “You wanted it and now…” would be a catastrophe!

Living with the dog will inevitably be for everyone and for this reason everyone must be in favour of his arrival at home.

Over time it will happen even to the most reluctant to have to take care of and relate with the family dog.

If there are already other animals in the house, the possibility of coexistence between them must also be carefully assessed. I am thinking about the most common situations of other dogs or cats.

Do I have enough space and time to keep a dog?

Knowing the breed of your puppy by being helped for example by the breeder is important to assess well. The space can be a limit for those who have an apartment in case piccolo. Especially if it puts its attention to breeds of dogs with large or extremely energetic dimensions. The Lagotto Romagnolo does not need spaces dedicated to him. He will identify himself as the most comfortable place to make his rest. Where to put the bowls will instead be our cure. Having a garden or a terrace makes managing a dog simpler. The space of per se however does not guarantee the happiness of our lagotto. Those who think that having a lot of space to make available to their dog will have to devote less time makes a mistake. Time is a fundamental element for those who decide to have a dog. It is also important that the whole family is in favour of the arrival of the new partner. In addition to making needs the dog needs to get away, play and have contacts with the outside. It is important for physical exercise and psychology. It serves to remain a balanced and pleasant dog for the family.

The time to devote to your dog will have to be of quality!

Our Lagotto can definitely spend a part of the day alone in the house or in the garden. He will be equally happy if we dedicate ourselves to him, to entertain him and to amuse him in whatever way he is. Equally it will not be enough to stay with us at home all day our Lagotto. Surely you won’t feel lonely, but you will be bored if we don’t find some time to take at least a walk.

What financial commitment will I have to support?

Knowing the breed is important in order to assess the costs. The breeder can provide useful information. The initial cost of the puppy is only one part, often the smallest of the expenses we will have to incur for our dog. This is why we believe that saving on the initial price of the puppy makes little sense. Especially if we then have to spend more on the health or re-education of the puppy. And without having the certainty of being able to make up for it.

Veterinary expenses are an important cost. Taking care of your dog means making annual vaccine calls. Consider unforeseen events or diseases that, just like men, can affect our faithful friend. Old age will also certainly require more attention and care.

Eating must be of the highest quality for every dog. Nutrition is his health. Due to its size, the Lagotto Romagnolo is not a dog that eats large quantities. But food, even if dry when of first choice, has a cost.

Other expenses may relate to the dog’s objects such as the kennel and bowls, games and the carrier. Grooming and hygiene. Education courses.

On holiday with the dog?

Holidays are also influenced by the presence of a dog in the family. These are small sacrifices that the dog can reward. Holidays with dogs are possible. We will have to choose those places where dogs are accepted. If we are absent for short periods we should know who we can ask to take care of our friend.

Is it time to welcome a puppy?

Arrival at a puppy’s house is fantastic. A dog as a life companion is exciting. Sometimes I think that family without a dog is incomplete. Surely mine would be.

However, we will have to recognize and understand if we are ready to welcome a puppy and if the breed chosen really suits us.

If we do not have the conditions of time, space or the possibility to make some small sacrifice is better to postpone the time to adopt a puppy.

THE PRICE LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO IN ALLEVAMETO

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.

THE PUPPY PRICE LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO AND THE EXPENSES TO BREED

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 RIGHT PRICE FOR A LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO PUPPY

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 1000 and 1400 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.

Genetic tests in the Lagotto Romagnolo breed

The genetic tests allow to verify the inheritance of certain pathologies. The pathologies for which the responsible gene has been identified. The puppies children of tested parents will not suffer from such pathologies. With selection and recently recovery of the breed have been fixed some pathologies in the Lagotto Romagnolo breed too. By examining the DNA of parents it is possible to understand the impact on the litter of the most common pathologies of each breed.

The DNA test is carried out with a blood sample.

The result of the DNA examination can give three possible outcomes for each individual pathology.

  • Free both alleles of the gene responsible for the disease are healthy. Healthy homozygous Gene.
  • Carrier The two alleles of the gene responsible for the disease are different. heterozygous carrier Gene.
  • Affect both alleles of the gene responsible for the disease are recessive. homozygous recessive Gene.

A dog carrier a certain pathology is a healthy dog for that pathology.

In other words, He will have no symptoms or manifestations. If he coupled with a Lagotto Romagnolo carrier too, the problem come out tangible on his offspring.

For those who couple Lagotto Romagnolo not tested the unknown is just that. The two carrier dogs candidates for coupling do not manifest the pathology, they are healthy, unfortunly in their litter the pathology will be present. Some  puppies will result AFFECTED. We can know if a dog is carrier or free only through genetic testing.

Why do we performe genetic tests?

Genetics makes available a tool to proceed with safety in the direction of the health of the puppies.

We have important certainty about the health of our puppies.

The Lagotto Romagnolo has a natural dowry as hunting-truffle, that submit the Lagotto Romagnolo breed to litters with little or even without criterion . They are mainly private or some animated by interest or alleged love of their Lagotto Romagnolo who decide to start to breed litters no criteria.

The Lagotto Romagnolo has a natural dowry as hunting-truffle, that submit the Lagotto Romagnolo breed to litters with little or even without criterion . They are mainly private or some animated by interest or alleged love of their Lagotto Romagnolo who decide to start to breed litters no criteria.

The information that gives genetic tests are not anoptional but a health guarantee for puppies. The breed pathologies and the genetic tests of the Lagotto Romagnolo are not a bogeyman. Just going to the breeding sites to see how many healthy dogs are carrier of one or another pathology. I suppose the same incidence is even in dogs not tested who have litters without this information. The real question is that genetic tests are decisive to decide the coupling of reproducers. At the end we can be sure about the health of the puppies in relationship to each genetic pathology of the breed.

Genetic tests fot the hereditary pathologies of the Lagotto Romagnolo.

  • JE Juvenile epilepsy: it manifests itself during the life of the dog with episodes ranging from agitation to paralysis.
  • LSD Lagotto Storage disease: The disease begins between 4 months and 4 years. The movement is completely uncoordinated. The disease also affects the character. Lagotto develops progressive aggression and statistics said that the carriers are 11% of Lagotto.
  • Furnishing: The pathology is presented with a mutation of the coat. It has no character or health repercussions. A Lagotto Romagnolo affected by Furnishing is not in the Standard of Lagotto Romagnolo and can not participate in show.

The cost of genetic testis and selection influence the price of the puppy. Often those who decide to adopt a puppy of Lagotto Romagnolo do not know these aspects. Especially if you are looking for the first pet dog. Once given the informations present in this article, everyone appreciates to have a puppy of Lagotto Romagnolo son of parents with genetic tests.

The day a little lagotto dog arrives at home

Finally came the day to pick up our puppy Lagotto Romagnolo. It is a special day for the family who adoptes the puppy. After so much waiting and preparations the day is finally came and the family is increased. It’s a special day for us too. By one side we have a little displeasure for the detachment from the puppy who we have grown since the first moment of his life. On the other side we are happy for the family who adopts our puppy. In the new house often he is the only curly child. It is inevitable and even right that it is so. We must not forget, however, today is also the day the puppy leaves the brothers and mother and also us. The family on two legs that with love and patience has always found close to him. We are sure soon he will be a very nice Lagotto Romagnolo. We worked hard because he was ready to face this moment and start his story. Our puppy often immediatly understands what is going on, and a little tension we see appear in his expressions. A tough day for our puppy. The first trip in the car, the new house and the new friends, all in one.

Today is the puppy’s day, he is the protagonist and all the others come after.

How to prepare for arrival at home

Let’s get ready for the trip. If we will have a long journey we will need a dog carrier. Conversely the trip may be an opportunity to pamper and reassure our puppy. Holding him in ours arms he will understand soonly that all the attentions now are only for him. On arrival at home we will let find to him a dog bed where he could feel himself comfortable. The water bowl must not be missing.

For feeding we recommend to continue to give him the kibble we use in the weaning phase.

The changing feeding is the reason of intestinal discomfort that is best avoided. The feeding must be specific for puppies and hight quality. A blanket or a fabric game can help for the first few days and during the trip to feel less detachment. We will rub the blanket over the mother so that the smell can be something familiar. In the following days we will have to respect his moments of rest. The children will have to placate their enthusiasm and we will always privilege the serenity and tranquility of the Lagotto puppy.

The next days upon the arrival at home.

We will proceed by degrees, without haste in all new situations. The puppy will soon have to assimilate the rules of the family.  Everyone will have to keep the same attitude especially on the wrong behaviors. Soon we will begin to let him know the world around him. Short moments to meet new humans and new furry friends. We must not exaggerate, we will have time to let everyone know our wonderfull Lagotto Romagnolo.

We will be carefull to the safety of the puppy when he facing new situations, self-esteem must not fall. Better stop!

The experiences to be done and those to be avoided

Our puppy Lagotto play with other dogs is fun for him and also for us. There are many stimuli the puppy receives in these moments. Experiences that contribute to the formation of character and socialization.

Evalutate age, tonnage and temperament of our puppy’s playmates is a must.

The pupies often plays lively and it can be dangerous for him. Its bone structure is not fully developed and could be in risk by exaggerated movements or by blows received playing.
The puppy can attend only dogs definitely vaccinated until has notm concluded the protocoll of vaccines.

Up to 4 months the period of formation of the puppy character is not concluded. Each experience, better if it is positive, contributes to the formation of the adult dog’s character.

To teach the puppy not to do the needs at home we will need of patience and constancy. Only one recommendation: do not grumble the puppy up to 4 months of age. Puppies don’t controll these needs. Grumbling or having intimidating attitudes, will only help you to have a bad relationship with yours Lagotto Romagnolo.

Have a balanced Lagotto Romagnolo it will be fantastic, in the next future!