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Lagotto Romagnolo vs Border Terrier vs Beagle Comparison - Dog breed selector: Romagna Water Dog or Russian Bear Schnauzer or English Beagle? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Lagotto Romagnolo vs Border Terrier vs Beagle" Compare Lagotto Romagnolo and Border Terrier. Which is better: Lagotto Romagnolo or Border Terrier or Beagle?
Name Lagotto Romagnolo Border Terrier Beagle
OriginsItaly England Scotland England
Group Gun Dog Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank117926
Reviews204
User Ratings

Other Names Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer English Beagle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Border Terrier Club Of America, Inc.
Club Espanol De Terriers
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price $500-$700 $1200-$1400 $500-$800

Lagotto Romagnolo vs Border Terrier vs Beagle General Appearance Comparison

Size Medium Small Small
Weight Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg), Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg) Male: 22-25 pounds (10-11 kg), Female: 20-23 pounds (9-10 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) Males 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (5.5 kg) Male: 23.5 pounds (10.5 kg), Female: 21.5 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm) Male: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm), Female: 13-15 inches (33-38 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 14.5 inches (37 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm) Male: 15 inches (38.5 cm), Female: 14 inches (35.5 cm)

Lagotto Romagnolo vs Border Terrier vs Beagle Hair & Care Comparison

Coat Waterproof Rough Dense
Colors Tan
Gray
Brown
White
Black
Blue
Tan
Red
Grizzle
Wheaten
Tan
Red
Tricolor
White
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Border Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Beagle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Border Terriers shed none to minimal.
Beagles shed moderately.

Lagotto Romagnolo vs Border Terrier vs Beagle Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Cheerful
Loving
Trainable
Intelligent
Loyal
Social
Affectionate
Outright
Tempered
Intelligent
Alert
Fearless
Obedient
Friendly
Independent
Lively
Sweet
Gentle
Intelligent
Loving
Intelligent Rank
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Border Terrier's has great intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Border Terriers are easy to train.
Beagles are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
Border Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Beagle is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Border Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Border Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Beagles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Border Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Beagles need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Border Terrier is a vocal breed.
High: The Beagle is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Border Terriers are good watchdogs.
Beagles are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Border Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Beagles can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beagle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beagles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Border Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Beagles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Border Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Beagles have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Border Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Beagles are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Border Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Beagles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Lagotto Romagnolos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Beagles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Lagotto Romagnolo vs Border Terrier vs Beagle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Border Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Beagles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Border Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Beagles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Border Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Beagles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Border Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Beagle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Border Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Beagles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Border Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Beagles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Border Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Beagles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Border Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Beagle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Lagotto Romagnolo vs Border Terrier vs Beagle Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Border Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Beagle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Cataracts
Cryptorchidism
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Malocclusions
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonic Stenosis
Seizures
Beagle Dwarfism
Cherry Eye
Chinese Beagle Syndrome
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Intervertebral Disk Disease
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Border Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Beagles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Border Terriers have an average exercise need.
Beagles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Border Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Beagles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
High: The Border Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Beagle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lagotto Romagnolo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Beagle has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Border Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Beagle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Lagotto Romagnolo vs Border Terrier vs Beagle Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 2-8 puppies 2-14 puppies, average 7

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