Lagotto Romagnolo

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Overview
Originating in the mountains of Romagnolo in Italy, the Lagotto Romagnolo were at first used as a water retriever and hunter. This ancient, rare breed has DNA Tested to be the foundation from which all water dogs/poodles have descended. Their most notable distinction, however, is for being the only purebred dog in the world selected to search for Truffles which is a highly priced edible fungi. They are known globally as "the Truffle Dog". Their "scent to search" capabilities are beyond any other breed known. Owned by nobility in the early 1600's - 1800's Lagotto have proven their patient, compassionate, gentle will to please.
Character
The Lagotto Romagnolo breed is small to medium in size. They are well-built, robust, and vivacious. The Lagotto Romagnolo possesses extraordinary scenting abilities. They exhibit an attentive, alert, intelligent, and gentle, happy expression. Lagotto display an air of peacefulness with the world, with a will to please. Their patience is extra-ordinary, a testament to their survival through hundreds of years of living wild in the mountains of Romagnolo. These years have eliminated health issues by selection, now providing one of the world’s naturally healthy breeds. The onus is on selecting a breeder that breeds only top health genetics to retain these outstanding health genetics.
Temperament
A loyal and affectionate breed, the Lagotto Romagnolo is an excellent family companion. They get along well with dogs and other pets they have been socialized with. They do well with children and form close attachments to their home and family. This breed is highly adept at alerting and warning their family to visitors and danger, though do not make disturbances without cause.
Care
Being the Lagotto Romagnolo is known for being robust, ancient, rare survivors, we must recognize they are very near their wild ancestors of the Romagnolo Mountains in Italy. This gives them stamina, tenacity, resilence, caution, alertness, and all the attributes required to sustain themselves in the wild - including a warm- wool-like curly coat. Their coat sustains them in all climates of the mountains seasons - should they be brought into a house presence, then 3 month clipping is advised for a tight neat coat; however, should they be required to be a working dog as they are known, outdoors all seasons, clipping every 6 months is advised. Lagotto coats should always remain, clean whatever and whereever their service may be.
Coat
The coat of the Lagotto Romagnolo is thick, curly, and wool-like. This breed is considered to be hypoallergenic and non-shedding.
Training
Lagotto Romagnolo's are highly intelligent and eager to learn. Early socialization and obedience are recommended. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods, they are a gentle breed that wishes to please. Training must be done with positive reinforcement, fairness, patience, and consistency, and is best done with the owners that they have bonded with and wish to please.
Activity
The Lagotto Romagnolo is not recommended for apartment living or sedentary owners. They require a moderate amount of exercise and mental stimulation. This breed enjoys a job to do in a rural setting. If they become lonely or bored they wait, making them wait for their exercise is not recommended or humane. They love to climb, run and dig as they did for centuries in the Romagnolo Mountains during their survival. They excel in tracking, agility, and obedience. Our Lagotto today are very few generations from this breed that naturally survived in the mountains, give them an opportunity for nature walks/runs for a happy Lagotto, and they give back.
Weight
Male: 28-35; Female: 24-32 lbs
Height
Male: 17-19; Female: 14-16 inches
Color(s)
brown and white, off-white, orange, brown, brown roan. They may have a brown mask, but never black in their coat.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2019

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How much do Lagotto Romagnolo puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Lagotto Romagnolo varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Lagotto Romagnolo puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Lagotto Romagnolos sold is $2,925.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Lagotto Romagnolo with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,400 upwards to $6,500 or even more for a Lagotto Romagnolo with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Lagotto Romagnolos sold is $2,700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,925.00
Average Price: $2,700.00
Top Quality: $3,400.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 270 Lagotto Romagnolo puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Lagotto Romagnolos true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Lagotto Romagnolo Names for 2019

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 270 Lagotto Romagnolo dogs.
  • 1. Jake
  • 2. Anna
  • 3. Francesca
  • 4. Garrick
  • 5. Uncle Sam
  • 6. Amelia
  • 7. Blue
  • 8. Cupcake
  • 9. Faluna
  • 10. Forrest
  • 11. Fred
  • 12. Freya
  • 13. Hunter
  • 14. Jellybean
  • 15. Jud
  • 16. Luna
  • 17. Nina
  • 18. Oakley
  • 19. Pink
  • 20. Princess

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We are a family working to raise purebred, 100% vet certified CKC registered puppies to join your family. We have brought the best lineage into Canada cleared their health, set confirmation so the Lagotto are a recognized breed in Canada. Ducketttruffieres.com is our parent website for more information. If you would like an application for a Puppy purchase email lagottodistinguished@gmail.com or call 1 780 573 8628.

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Anonymous asked:
I am looking into the Lagotto Romangnolo breed as a service dog for our 2 year old who has been having seizures. Would this breed be a good match?

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Anonymous

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a very active breed of dog that was originally bred as a hunting / retrieving dog. How-a-days they are used primarily as a truffle-searching dog and / or a family pet. This breeds eye sight and keen sense of nose are perfect for search and retrieving. Depending on the type of seizures, the dog could have issues staying calm while the seizures are happening since this breed is so movement based. You may want to think of a different breed that is calmer and won't be as tempted to react from the spastic movements of a seizure.

Anonymous

Thank you for your response. It has given me more to think about. Thankfully the type my son has had were all not the kind with convulsions. The scary part is that they are the type where he has stopped breathing. I appreciate your input and will go back to the drawing board a little bit more.

Anonymous asked:
How I see the best way to select a breeder? How do you vet them to insure they aren't a puppy mill? I'm looking for a pet and companion, not a champion bloodline. Not planning it to be a show dog or for breeding, but still want to be sure I'm getting a pure breed. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Even if you are not planning on breeding or showing, by getting a puppy from a breeder that shows their dogs or has champions in the bloodline; you can be 100% sure that their dogs are purebred and registered properly. The dog should be registered with the AKC, CKC or UKC. You can check the registration paperwork online with the kennel to ensure it is not forged. Breeders whom show their animals already put in the time, effort, money to show. So you know they are not going to skimp out on health checks. But again, you can and should ask for all that information from a breeder. The best way to ensure your puppy is not coming from a puppy mill is to visit the breeder. If the breeder will not allow you at their home, then that is a HUGE red flag. Go to their home, see the dogs, ask for copies or to photograph the dogs health checks so that you can verify everything. Hips and elbows down with Penn-Hip or OFA all come with registration numbers as well so that they can be checked online.

Anonymous asked:
We live directly on a brackish water canal that is subject to tidal fluctuations. Do we need to be concerned about our Lagotto Romagnolo dog jumping into the canal to go for a swim?

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The Lagotto Romagnolo is as truly a water-dog as any other water-loving breed. So in short, yes. Your Lagotto Romagnolo is going to want to go for a swim anytime he/she gets the chance. It is best to work on a solid "Leave it" and "Come" cue to make sure that you are able to keep your dog from the canal when it is unsafe and you are not there to supervise their swimming.

Anonymous asked:
My wife and I live on Marco Island in SW Florida. Can the Lagotto Romagnolo handle that kind of heat and humidity?

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If the dog is properly groomed, has access to shade and water when outside; A/C and water inside then the dog should do just fine. Obviously be mindful of the dog and do not exercise your puppy or dog when it is the hottest part of the day. Exercising early in the morning and late in the evening when it is not so hot out would be the best.

Anonymous asked:
How do I make sure the Lagotto Romagnolo puppy is free of hip dysplasia and seizures? Do I ask for a copy of a vet evaluation for the puppy and its parents?

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The parents should be OFA or Pen-Hip tested for hips -- this will tell you how the parents hips are. The rating of Good and Excellent is what you want. Fair is iffy and it is by your choice to continue with a dog that has Fair-Hips in its pedigree. As for seizures, the dam and sire should be certified by a vet, so you should ask for those records as well. But please note that hip dysplasia is not always caused by breeding, but the way the puppy is raised as well can factor into if the dog has hip problems later on in life. Make sure not to over/under exercise your dog. Make sure he/she eats good quality food, doesn't jump up/down on/off of furniture, stairs or in/out of a vehicle as a young pup. Play time with other dogs should be watched, too much rough-housing and the dog should not be encouraged to walk in slippery surfaces such as ice in the winter for he/she could slip and injure their hips and damage them.

Anonymous

Choose your Breeder carefully. Clean and Closed Breeders, without exposing their Lagotto to show rings, puppy parks etc, Vet Health Certified, OFA Good Hips, OFA Gd Eyes, FF Good Coat, LSD Clear, BFJE Clear, with the gentle loving affectionate personality of a good Lagotto.

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Updated: 12/5/2019