Forthcoming Events

Lagotto Walk in the North East - Creswell Beach, Northumberland

Saturday, 14 May

10 a.m. – Meet at Cresswell Beach Car Park – for sat nav, enter Drift Cafe NE61 5LA – the (free) car park is on the dunes opposite the Cafe, although if it’s full the excellent Cafe has parking for customers, which we would plan to be – extensive menu available!  

To the north, the beach and dunes – dog friendly of course – go on for miles. To the south, rock pools and a shop selling home-made ice cream. If you haven’t visited around here before, it’s a great opportunity to discover the lovely NE coastline.

If you need more info, please contact Anette or Andrew on 07963 842050, and also to sign-up, so we know who to expect! The walk will go ahead with many or few attendees; we love the place and will be there regardless, but hope to see you and your dogs there too! Prospective puppy people also very welcome of course!

Gundog Training
Sunday, 22 May - Novice
Sunday, 19 June - Beginner
Sunday, 3 July - Refresher / Informal Assessment


Two training sessions in one day dedicated to Lagotto Romagnolo (split into two levels – Novice or Beginner), followed later by a refresher session and informal assessment (Novice and Beginner).

Timing: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Venue:  Near M25 Junction 6 – exact location to be advised 

Please contact Jude Bullen to book your place (by 17 May for Novice and 14 June for Beginner) and please confirm if you would also like to attend on 3 July:

Lagotto Walk -
Petworth Park,
West Sussex
Sunday, 29 May

Meet time: 9.30 a.m.

Join us at the stunning Petworth Park for a Lagotto group walk (prospective owners welcome).

We will walk for around an hour and a half – from the car park down to the Big Pond, and back via a different route. Please note there are deer on our route (as well as fishermen at the Little Pond!), so dogs will need to be under control or on a lead.

Afterwards, we’ll head off to a local pub for a spot of lunch.


9.30 a.m. - Meet at the North Car Park (situated north of the Main House and Gardens Car Park but still off of the A283) for a 9.45 a.m. start

Please contact Louise Ferguson or Sharon Martin if you have any queries (or as contacts on the day):

Meet at the North Car Park. There is a small car parking charge (free to National Trust members)

25th Anniversary
Single Breed Open Show

Sunday, 5 June

Our Judge for our Main Breed Classes is
Sig Claudio de Giuliania (Italy)

Our Judge for our Special Classes is
Mrs Betty Smith (Zavis)

Schedule and Entry Form
are available below:

Entry Form

Closing Dates: 20 May (postal), 25 May (online)

(online entries via Arena Print)


Saturday/Sunday, 13-14 August

The Lagotto extravaganza will not only be a great Lagotto meet up but a great chance to try many different activities with your dog: There will be Rally, Hoopers, Scentwork, Parkour, Trick Training plus much much more.

This event will be held at the fabulous International Animal Behaviour and Training College, which has camping available on site at an additional cost. You can choose to come for just one day or two days. The cost is £50 a day (camping is extra) and if you choose to stay over on the Saturday night there will be evening activities and a social get-together.

Places will be limited so early booking is essential.
Contact: Karen Holmes (IABTC) or Julie Nelson (LRCGB)

Venue: IABTC, Haxey Carr, Haxey, North Lincolnshire

Breed Appreciation Day
Sunday, 16 October

Held in accordance with the KC’s Judges Competency Framework

Speaker: Mrs Gael Stenton

Breed Specific presentation covering information on the History of the Breed, the KC Breed Standard, Health Issues, and the basic knowledge a judge will need to build an understanding and appreciation of the specific characteristics of this most ancient of breeds.

Multiple Choice Exam optional (at extra cost) for those candidates who satisfy the Kennel Club criteria

Anyone who is interested in the breed is welcome to attend the presentation. You do not have to be a judge. Owners and prospective owners very welcome. Group judges especially welcome to attend.


Time: 9.15 a.m. Coffee/Registration for 9.30 start

Venue: Kingston Blount Village Hall, Baker's Piece, Kingston Blount, Chinnor, Oxfordshire OX39 4SW

Cost: £20 to include Illustrative Guide to Judging the Lagotto Romagnolo, refreshments and light lunch (optional MCE £5 extra)

Information Sheet and Booking Form available here

For more information and booking, please contact:
Stephanie Shepherd
01276 65900