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Lagotto Romagnolo Breeders

If you are looking for a dog that is unusual but still makes a great pet, the water loving Lagotto Romagnolo may be the dog for you.  Here’s what you need to know.

Characteristics of the Lagotto Romagnolo

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a small to medium sized breed of dog, standing up to 48 cm tall and weighing up to 16kg.  The Lagotto Romagnolo has a face full of curly fur, and the ears are triangular in shape but rounded on the end.  They also have webbed feet which makes them excellent swimmers.  In fact, they are known as a water dog!  They have thick, curly fur that comes in different colours including white, off white, brown and orange.  They are similar to a poodle in that they hardly shed at all and that they are hypoallergenic.  They have a ring around their eyes making it look like they wear glasses and the ring ranges in colour from dark yellow to dark brown.

The Lagotto Romagnolo Temperament

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a loyal, affectionate and agile dog that takes to training very well. They enjoy the company of their human family and they will happily go for walks, play, or just spend time with you.  They are known for their adaptability and will adjust to just about any situation.  The Lagotto Romagnolo gets along well with dogs and other pets and they are very good with children.  They are very alert dogs and thus they will warn you of anyone that is coming, although they’ll probably make friends with whoever is approaching, rather than try to scare them off.  One thing about the Lagotto Romagnolo is that they love to dig, so you’ll need to fence off gardens and other areas that you don’t want them to destroy!

Caring for the Lagotto Romagnolo

The Lagotto Romagnolo does need regular maintenance as their coat is very prone to matting.  You will need to brush or separate the coat regularly and have it trimmed at least once a year.   As they love water, they love to have a regular bath.  This breed can live for up to 16 years but they can live longer with plenty of TLC.

Who is the Lagotto Romagnolo Suited To?

As the Lagotto Romagnolo is such an adaptable dog, they can live happily in just about any household, making them great for individuals and families alike.  They need a secure backyard as they like to dig, but they can also do well in an apartment if they are exercised regularly.  Because they are hypoallergenic, they may be a great choice for people that suffer from allergies.

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