There is much information throughout our website that will help introduce our breed, as well as allowing any prospective owners to gauge the suitability of the Lagotto to individual family circumstances. Much more knowledge can be gained by speaking to us, and to other owners, as well as visiting some events and seeing and meeting our Lagotto.
Some key facts about the Lagotto Romagnolo
Lagotto coat and human allergies
We appreciate that allergies come in many shapes and forms (possibly to dander or saliva – which may be more evident in a houseful of puppies). There are opportunities to meet Lagotto at some of our events, although some people prefer to visit a Lagotto-only home to test for an allergy response, and we can help with suggestions for this.
The Breed and natural characteristics
With the draining of its natural hunting ground, the marshlands of Romagna, towards the end of the 19th Century, the Lagotto’s phenomenal nose meant that our ancient breed of duck retriever was able to easily and naturally transition to the new role adopted by its master, that of truffle dog. The Lagotto is in fact the only purebreed that is internationally recognised as a specialised truffle searcher.
Most, but not all, Lagotto will display the two characteristics from which it has evolved naturally: enjoying water/swimming and digging (with or without the presence of truffle!).
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If you have read this page and other information on our website and would like to know more, it is a great idea to come to see us and our Lagotto.
We have our Club stand at Discover Dogs twice a year – each year at Crufts in March and at ExCel in October. We also run Club events throughout the year, both formal and informal, where you have the opportunity to meet us and our wonderful breed. We always look forward to meeting our prospective and new owners and helping with any questions and advice, so please do get in touch…