Saturday, May 25, 2019

Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo Breed Description

Appearance: 16-19 in (41-48 cm) 24-35.5 lbs (11-16 kg)Double coat is waterproof. Outercoat is dense, curly, and woolly. Variety of colours, including white and brown, white and orange, off-white, brown. Sometimes has a brown mask.

Photo courtesy of LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO OF CANADA LRC at Duckett Truffieres


The history of the Lagotto Romagnolo dates back to 16th century Italy, where these water dogs were used for hunting waterfowl in the marshes and wetlands of the Romagna region, which is present day Emilia-Romagna in Italy. Their excellent sense of smell also earned the Lagottos the task of sniffing out truffles, a culinary delicacy in Italian cuisine. The Lagotto Romagnolo existed amongst mixed breeds for centuries, until a group of breeders and fanciers got together in the 1980s to establish the dogs as an official breed. The Italians still depend on the Lagotto to hunt truffles but, here in North America, he’s known as a good family companion.


The Lagotto is known for his gentle manner, affectionate personality and will to please. He lives life as if everyone is his best friend, and makes a good companion for children and other animals. Training is a pleasure since he loves to please and listens well. His intelligence and keen nose make him a good retriever, too. The Lagotto is happiest in the great outdoors where he can explore, dig, and play with the family and other dogs. He is also fond of swimming and excels at competitive sports. His high energy and stamina is balanced by a mellow and easy-going nature.

Lagotto Romagnolo Breeders:

LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO OF CANADA LRC at Duckett TruffieresLagotto Romagnolo of Canada Dog Breeder

British Columbia
Ducketts’ Breed Standard #1 Conforming Lagotto registered DCKLAGOTTO under the Canadian Kennel Club.  Ducketts continue to lead in the revival of this ancient, rare, non-shedding waterdog breed in Canada – Lagotto Romagnolo. Registered, Vet Health Certified, Champion JE clear, LSD Clear, OFA GD Hip lineage, Canadas #1 Premium Working Lagotto for Service, Show, Breeding, or Pet. Lagotto make excellent Family Companions. Parksville, BC. (See our Breed Ambassador Advertisement above)

Phone: (250) 586-5133
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Middle Kingdom Farm and Lagotto

Rebecca Parker. We are breeders of traditional, home raised Lagotto puppies from health certified and DNA tested Italian parents that are part of our family. Full health check, vaccines and microchip done on all puppies. This breed is non shedding and very intelligent and they love to be with people. Check out our website.