Lagotto Romagnolo means “lake dog from Romagna,” which is a good name for this breed, considering these dogs were originally bred to help hunt waterfowl through the wet marshlands of Romagna in Italy. They are also known as Italian Water Dogs and Romagna Water Dogs. Today, with many of the marshlands of the breed’s homeland drained, these dogs have found a new purpose in truffle hunting. Owners can easily train them to use their super noses for scent work, and Lagottos’ thick coats help them stay warm in fall and winter while protecting them from thorns and debris as they run through forests. They are the only dogs bred for the specific purpose of truffle hunting in modern times, and their keen sense of smell and natural tendency to dig make them experts at the task. Lagotto Romagnolos can also make loving, active, easygoing household pets with few demands. Their hypoallergenic coats are good for allergy sufferers, though those coats require a good deal of maintenance. So, if you are capable of keeping up with grooming and brushing and you want a dedicated, easily-trained family companion–or someone to help you hunt for delicious truffles–the Lagotto Romagnolo may be a great dog for you. Also, see below for complete list of Lagotto Romagnolo breed characteristics!Lagotto Romagnolo Dog Breed Pictures Lagotto Romagnolo Dog Breed Information & Pictures – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles for future dog parents:AdoptionChoosing The Best Dog NameBringing Home Your DogTraining To Walk On-LeashHousetraining PuppiesFeeding A PuppyIndoor Activities For DogsTeaching Your Dog TricksHow To Take Pictures Of Your Dog If you’re looking to buy a Lagotto Romagnolo for sale, then click here. If you’re looking to buy Lagotto Romagnolo puppies, then click here.

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Key Vitals of Lagotto Romagnolo Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Lagotto Romagnolo Dog Sporting Dogs 14 to 19 inches 24 to 35 pounds 14 to 17 years