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

"Find similarities and differences between Toy Poodle vs Lagotto Romagnolo" Compare Toy Poodle and Lagotto Romagnolo. Which is better: Toy Poodle or Lagotto Romagnolo?
Name Toy Poodle Lagotto Romagnolo
OriginsGermany France Italy
Group Companion Dogs Gun Dog
Popularity Rank449117
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Other Names Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section.
Breed Recognition Dog Registry of America Inc. 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.
Price 1000-1500 $500-$700

General Appearance - Toy Poodle vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Size Small Medium
Weight Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg) Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)
Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Toy Poodle vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Coat Dense
Curly
Thick
Waterproof
Colors Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Tan
Gray
Brown
White
Black
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.
Shedding Level
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.

Characteristics - Toy Poodle vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Temperament Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Cheerful
Loving
Trainable
Intelligent
Loyal
Social
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
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.
Adaptability
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Toy Poodles 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.
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.
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.

Good With - Toy Poodle vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Stranger Friendly
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog 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.
Boat Dog Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo 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.

Health Factors - Toy Poodle vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Health Issues
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Juvenile Cataracts
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic Yes Yes
Energy Level
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup 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
Average to High.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions 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.
Stinkiness Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Toy Poodle vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Gestation Length 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.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies 4-6 puppies

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