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Lagotto Romagnolo vs Kooikerhondje vs Cesky Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lagotto Romagnolo vs Kooikerhondje vs Cesky Terrier" Compare Lagotto Romagnolo and Kooikerhondje. Which is better: Lagotto Romagnolo or Kooikerhondje or Cesky Terrier?
Name Lagotto Romagnolo Kooikerhondje Cesky Terrier
OriginsItaly Netherlands Czech Republic
Group Gun Dog Gun Dog Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank117413185
Reviews210
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Other Names Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli Kooiker Dog, Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, Small Dutch Waterfowl Dog Bohemian Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2011 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Small sized Terriers 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
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
Foundation Stock Service
American Kennel Club
American Rare Breed Association
Continental Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Price $500-$700 $600-$800 $300-$500

General Appearance - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Kooikerhondje vs Cesky Terrier

Size Medium Medium Small
Weight Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) 20-40 pounds (9-18 kg) 13 - 23 pounds (6 - 10 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) 30 pounds (13.5 kg) 13 - 23 pounds (6 - 10 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 10 - 13 inches (25 - 32 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 15 inches (38.5 cm) 10 - 13 inches (25 - 32 cm)

Hair & Care - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Kooikerhondje vs Cesky Terrier

Coat Waterproof Waterproof
Wavy
Thick
Straight
Smooth
Rough
Colors Tan
Gray
Brown
White
Black
White
Red
Orange
Gray
Blue
Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Kooikerhondje doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Kooikerhondjes shed moderately.
Cesky Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Kooikerhondje vs Cesky Terrier

Temperament Cheerful
Loving
Trainable
Intelligent
Loyal
Social
Alert
Intelligent
Loving
Territorial
Cheerful
Lively
Going
Calm
Nonaggressive
Reserved
Cheerful
Quiet
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Kooikerhondje's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Kooikerhondjes are quite easy to train.
Cesky Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
The Kooikerhondje is a highly playful breed.
Cesky Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Kooikerhondjes are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cesky Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Kooikerhondjes need for social interaction is average.
Cesky Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Average: The Kooikerhondje barks occasionally.
Average: The Cesky Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Kooikerhondjes are good watchdogs.
Cesky Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Kooikerhondjes strongly protect their territory.
Cesky Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Kooikerhondje has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cesky Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Kooikerhondjes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cesky Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Kooikerhondjes have average wanderlust potential.
Cesky Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Kooikerhondjes 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.
Cesky Terriers 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.
Kooikerhondjes are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Cesky Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Kooikerhondjes adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cesky Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
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 Kooikerhondje vs Cesky Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Kooikerhondjes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Cesky Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Kooikerhondjes are kid-friendly dogs.
Cesky Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards cats.
Cesky Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Kooikerhondjes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Cesky Terriers are not dog-friendly.
Office Friendly Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Kooikerhondje is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cesky Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Kooikerhondjes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cesky Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Kooikerhondjes are generally with other pets.
Cesky Terriers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Kooikerhondjes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cesky Terriers 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.
Not really
Kooikerhondje breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cesky Terrier breed usually doesn't like 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 Kooikerhondje vs Cesky Terrier

Health Issues
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Kooikerhondje is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Cesky Terrier 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
Cataracts
Epilepsy
Hereditary Necrotising Myelopathy
Kidney Issues
Luxating Patella
Myositis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Lens Luxation
Patellar Luxation
Scottie Cramp
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes No Yes
Energy Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Kooikerhondjes have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cesky Terriers have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Kooikerhondjes need quite a lot of exercise.
Cesky Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Kooikerhondjes are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cesky Terriers like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 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.
Average to High.
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 Kooikerhondje can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Kooikerhondje has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cesky Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Kooikerhondje is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cesky Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Kooikerhondje vs Cesky Terrier

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 5-7 puppies 2-4 puppies

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