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Lagotto Romagnolo vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs American Water Spaniel – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lagotto Romagnolo vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs American Water Spaniel" Compare Lagotto Romagnolo and Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Which is better: Lagotto Romagnolo or Chesapeake Bay Retriever or American Water Spaniel?
Name Lagotto Romagnolo Chesapeake Bay Retriever American Water Spaniel
OriginsItaly United States United States
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Gun Dog
Popularity Rank11743167
Reviews100
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Other Names Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli Chessie, CBR, Chesapeake AWS, American Brown Spaniel, American Brown Water Spaniel
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1878 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1940 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club 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 American Canine Registry American Kennel Club America's Pet Registry Canadian Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club United Kennel Club
Price $500-$700 $500-$600 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs American Water Spaniel

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) Male: 65-80 pounds (29-36 kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 25-45 pounds (11-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) Male: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 35 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 23-26 inches (58-66 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) 15-18 inches (36-46 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 24.5 inches (62 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) 16.5 inches (41 cm)

Hair & Care - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs American Water Spaniel

Coat Waterproof Waterproof Curly
Colors Tan Gray Brown White Black Brown Deadgrass Light Sedge Brown Liver Chocolate
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The American Water Spaniel requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers shed moderately.
American Water Spaniels shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs American Water Spaniel

Temperament Cheerful Loving Trainable Intelligent Loyal Social Happy Dominant Protective Affectionate Intelligent Quiet Energetic Intelligent Protective Friendly Obedient Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Chesapeake Bay Retriever's has great intelligence.
Average: American Water Spaniel's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are quite easy to train.
American Water Spaniels are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a playful breed.
The American Water Spaniel is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
American Water Spaniels don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
American Water Spaniels are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers need for social interaction is average.
American Water Spaniels need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Average: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever barks occasionally.
Average: The American Water Spaniel barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average watchdogs.
American Water Spaniels are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average defenders.
American Water Spaniels are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The American Water Spaniel has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
American Water Spaniels have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever is strong enough to escape from home.
American Water Spaniels 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.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
American Water Spaniels have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not apartment-friendly dogs.
American Water Spaniels are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
American Water Spaniels 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.
American Water Spaniels 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.

Good With - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs American Water Spaniel

Stranger Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
American Water Spaniels are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are kid-friendly dogs.
American Water Spaniels are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
American Water Spaniels are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
American Water Spaniels are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Chesapeake Bay Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
American Water Spaniel is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are usually recommended for elderly people.
American Water Spaniels are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are generally with other pets.
American Water Spaniels 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
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
American Water Spaniels 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used 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.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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.
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.
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.
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.
Boat Dog Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Chesapeake Bay Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
American Water Spaniel 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.

Health Factors - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs American Water Spaniel

Health Issues
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The American Water Spaniel 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 Bloat Cerebellar Abiotrophy Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Allergies Cataracts Degenerative Myelopathy Distichiasis Epilepsy Heart Disease Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Mitral Valve Disease Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Retinal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 10-13 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No No
Energy Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are high energy dogs.
American Water Spaniels are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
American Water Spaniels need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
American Water Spaniels don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 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.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Average.
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 Chesapeake Bay Retriever 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 Chesapeake Bay Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The American Water Spaniel has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an average drooler.
The American Water Spaniel is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Chesapeake Bay Retriever vs American Water Spaniel

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 7-9 puppies 4-6 puppies

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