Welcome to the Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Great Britain

Founded in 1996 when the Lagotto Romagnolo was scarcely known outside of its native Italy, the LRCGB is proud not only to have established the breed in the UK but also to have pioneered the introduction of Lagotto worldwide.

We strive to ensure the breeding of dogs true to type and sound in temperament and health, following a strict code of ethics to protect and – where possible – improve the health and genetic diversity of the Lagotto. Within our breed, we are recognised worldwide for having a strong history as leaders and supporters of genetic research.

Whilst respecting the traditional work of the Lagotto as an ancient breed of duck retriever, we promote its role as a gundog – on land and in water – and honour its function as a specialised truffle dog. We show our dogs, and the breed’s versatility is further demonstrated by its involvement and success in many areas – agility, rally and obedience to name a few, added to which Lagotto make an excellent family pet. Please take a look through our website to find out more about the breed and about our Club.

We are here to support and help our owners, prospective owners and breeders by providing advice and guidance on all matters ‘Lagotto’. We hope you will join us at our events throughout the year, and if you need further information or advice, or if you have any questions, please contact us – we’re here to help.

News and Events


The following updates are available by clicking on this section:

20th March 2020 (KC message regarding Hip/Elbow/Eye testing)
29th March 2020 (Update from our Chairman)
17th March 2020 (Update from our Chairman)


We are following Government and Kennel Club guidelines in relation to our events, with the latest information from the KC suggesting nothing takes place until the end of September. We have updated our Calendar of Events page showing postponed and cancelled events; postponed and outstanding events on our list will be subject to confirmation as the current uncertain situation unfolds.

Please keep an eye on our Events below and our Forthcoming Events page for further information and updates.

Our current and next Events can be accessed by scrolling through the links below: