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Lagotto Romagnolo vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Goldendoodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Lagotto Romagnolo vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Goldendoodle" Compare Lagotto Romagnolo and Portuguese Water Dog. Which is better: Lagotto Romagnolo or Portuguese Water Dog or Goldendoodle?
Name Lagotto Romagnolo Portuguese Water Dog Goldendoodle
OriginsItaly Portugal United States Canada
Group Gun Dog Working Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank11754447
Reviews142
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Other Names Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli Water Dog, Portie, PWD, Cao De Agua Curly Golden, Curly Retriever, Goldenpoo
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 1983 as a Hound 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 Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs 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 Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Australian National Kennel Council New Zealand Kennel Club United Kennel Club The Kennel Club Dog Registry of America Inc. American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club International Designer Canine Registry
Price $500-$700 $2500-$2800 600-800

General Appearance - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Goldendoodle

Size Medium Medium Large
Weight Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) Male: 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg), Female: 35-49 pounds (16-22 kg) Miniature: 15-30 pounds (7-14 kg)Standard: 45-100 pounds (20-45 kg), Medium: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) Male: 48.5 pounds (22 kg), Female: 42 pounds (19 kg) Miniature: 22.5 pounds (10.5 kg)Standard: 72.5 pounds (32.5 kg), Medium: 37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (50-57 cm), Female: 17-20 inches (43-52 cm) 13-24 inches (33-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm) 18.5 inches (47 cm)

Hair & Care - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Goldendoodle

Coat Waterproof Curly Curly Wavy Smooth Straight
Colors Tan Gray Brown White Black White Brown Black Black Gray White Brown Red Yellow
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Portuguese Water Dog requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
Portuguese Water Dogs shed none to minimal.
Goldendoodles shed moderately.

Characteristics - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Goldendoodle

Temperament Cheerful Loving Trainable Intelligent Loyal Social Brave Impetuous Obedient Docile Intelligent Quarrelsome Energetic Intelligent Friendly Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Portuguese Water Dog's has great intelligence.
Average: Goldendoodle's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Portuguese Water Dogs are easy to train.
Goldendoodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a playful breed.
The Goldendoodle is a playful breed.
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.
Portuguese Water Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Goldendoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Portuguese Water Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
Goldendoodles need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Portuguese Water Dog rarely barks.
Average: The Goldendoodle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are good watchdogs.
Goldendoodles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Portuguese Water Dogs are average defenders.
Goldendoodles are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Portuguese Water Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Goldendoodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Portuguese Water Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
Goldendoodles have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Portuguese Water Dogs 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.
Goldendoodles 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.
Portuguese Water Dogs are apartment-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Portuguese Water Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Goldendoodles 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.
Portuguese Water Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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 Portuguese Water Dog vs Goldendoodle

Stranger Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Portuguese Water Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Goldendoodles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Portuguese Water Dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Goldendoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
No
Portuguese Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Goldendoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Goldendoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Goldendoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Portuguese Water Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Goldendoodles 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
Portuguese Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Goldendoodle 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 Portuguese Water Dog vs Goldendoodle

Health Issues
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Goldendoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Juvenile Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Persistent Pupillary Membranes Entropion Ectropion Distichiasis Cataracts Abnormally Small Eyes GM-1 Storage Disease Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gastrointestinal Diseases Irritable Bowel Disease (ibd) Colitis Megaesophagus Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis Lymphangiectasia Addison's Disease Addison's Disease Allergies Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis Von Willebrand's Disease
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 10-14 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes No
Energy Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Portuguese Water Dogs are high energy dogs.
Goldendoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Portuguese Water Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Goldendoodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Portuguese Water Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Goldendoodles 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 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
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 Portuguese Water Dog 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.
Low
The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Goldendoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Goldendoodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Lagotto Romagnolo vs Portuguese Water Dog vs Goldendoodle

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 4-8 puppies 4-8 puppies

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Reviews

  • Richard Morvant

    Nov 26, 2020, 3:41:26 PM:

    very good review. will be helpful in decision process