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Lagotto Romagnolo vs Poodle vs Cavapoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lagotto Romagnolo vs Poodle vs Cavapoo" Compare Lagotto Romagnolo and Poodle. Which is better: Lagotto Romagnolo or Poodle or Cavapoo?
Name Lagotto Romagnolo Poodle Cavapoo
OriginsItaly Germany France Australia
Group Gun Dog Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank1177555
Reviews277
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Other Names Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli French Poodle, Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Grosse Pudel Cavoodle
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 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Not recognized by FCI.
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
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
International Designer Canine Registry
Price $500-$700 $1000-$1500 $1200-$1800

General Appearance - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Poodle vs Cavapoo

Size Medium Medium Small
Medium
Weight Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) 12-24 pounds (5.4-11 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) 18 pounds (5.7.5 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more 11-18 inches (28-45 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 15 inches (38 cm) or more 14.5 inches (36.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Poodle vs Cavapoo

Coat Waterproof Curly Curly
Wavy
Straight
Colors Tan
Gray
Brown
White
Black
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
Black
White
Chestnut
Tricolor
Apricot
Cream
Sable
Red sable
Phantom
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Advanced: The Cavapoo requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Poodles shed none to minimal.
Cavapoos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Poodle vs Cavapoo

Temperament Cheerful
Loving
Trainable
Intelligent
Loyal
Social
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Gentle
Loving
Intelligent
Intelligent Rank
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Cavapoo is an excellent dog breed.
Trainability
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Poodles are easy to train.
Cavapoos are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
The Poodle is a playful breed.
Cavapoos, 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.
Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Cavapoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
Cavapoos need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average: The Cavapoo barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Poodles are good watchdogs.
Cavapoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
Cavapoos are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Cavapoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cavapoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
Cavapoos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cavapoos 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.
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.
Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Cavapoos 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.
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Cavapoos 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 Poodle vs Cavapoo

Stranger Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Cavapoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cavapoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cavapoos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cavapoos 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
Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cavapoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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.
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
Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
Yes
Cavapoo 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 Poodle vs Cavapoo

Health Issues
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Cataracts
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 12-15 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes Yes
Energy Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Cavapoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Cavapoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Cavapoos 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. 2 to 3 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.
Average to High.
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.
Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Cavapoo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cavapoo has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Cavapoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Poodle vs Cavapoo

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 2-4 puppies 2-8 puppies

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