Lagotto Romagnolo Breed Summary
Intelligent, Energetic, Loyal, Happy and Loving
|Kennel Club Group||Sporting|
|Lifespan||15 - 17 Years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males 17in - 19in, Females 16in - 18in|
|Weight||Males 28.5lb - 35lb, Females 24lb - 31lb|
|Coat||Coats are Extremely Waterproof. They are also Woolly and Rough to the Touch, forming Thick Curls. The Undercoat is Soft and Dense. The Curls Form all Over the Body, though are Looser on their Heads|
|Color||Brown, Brown & White, Brown Roan, Off White, Orange, Orange & White, Orange Roan, White|
|Eye color||Ochre, Dark Brown, Brown, Hazel|
|Common health issues||Hip dysplasia, Elbow dysplasia, Hereditary cataracts, Lysosomal storage disease, Juvenile epilepsy, Cerebella anomaly, Hypothyroidism, Alopecia, Short hair/improper coat|
|Other Names||Lagotto, Romagna Water Dog, Water Dog of Romagna|
These guys, although normally working dogs, also make lovely family pets. They do however require a lot of mental and physical stimulation to keep them entertained. They have very high energy and so require a lot of exercise. For this reason, they would best suit a family who already lead an active lifestyle that they can easily slot into!
They are very intelligent which makes them fairly easy to train however, this doesn't mean that they are the best choice for first time owners, as they need to be handled and trained very specifically by owners who understand the breed. They also have a very high prey drive which means they're not the best dogs to have if you have other small pets, such as cats or rabbits. However, they absolutely LOVE water, so if you live nearby to a beach or lake, we really recommend you take advantage of it!