Original Name : Lagotto Romagnolo
Type : Braccoid
Other Names : Lagotto
Male size : 17-19 inches
Male weight : 28½-35½ lbs
Female size : 16-18 inches
Female weight : 24¼-31 lbs
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Italy
Lagotto Romagnolos have a natural gift for searching and their very fine nose has made them efficient truffle dogs. No longer having the hunting instinct, they are not distracted from their work by the smell of game. Lagottos are obedient, undemanding, alert and affectionate dogs that grow very attached to their master or mistress and are easy to train. They are also very good companion dogs, well suited to guard duties.
Viewed from above, moderately strong and shaped like a trapezoid. The upper axes of the skull and chest diverge slightly.
Compact and strong, as long as the height to the withers.
Solid off-white, white with brown or orange patches, brown roan, solid brown (in various shades), solid orange.
Medium-sized in proportion to the head, triangular with rounded tip; fairly broad at the tip, set just above the zygomatic arch.
Set medium high, tapering to the tip, reaching to the hock; carried saber-style at rest, high in action.
Woolly texture, somewhat rough on the surface, forming very tight ring-shaped curls with the undercoat shining through.
This old established breed was employed as a retriever waterdog in the lowlands of Emilia-Romagna in the Po delta and the Ravenna marshes. Through the centuries the great marshlands were drained for use as arable land and the Lagotto became an excellent truffle dog in the flat, open countryside of Romagna.These hardy, medium to small dogs are well proportioned and powerfully built, with a dense, curly coat of woolly texture.