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Lagotto Romagnolo Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Lagotto Romagnolo so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginItaly
Other Names
What other names does the Lagotto Romagnolo have? The dog breed also known as...
Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Lagotto Romagnolo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015 as a Sporting breed.
FCI Group
Is Lagotto Romagnolo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Lagotto Romagnolo breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNational Kennel ClubNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.
Price
How much does the Lagotto Romagnolo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Lagotto Romagnolo price:
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Lagotto Romagnolo, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Lagotto Romagnolo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Lagotto Romagnolo gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Lagotto Romagnolo size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Lagotto Romagnolo weigh? Lagotto Romagnolo weight:
Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Lagotto Romagnolo? Lagotto Romagnolo average weight:
Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Lagotto Romagnolo? Lagotto Romagnolo height:
Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Lagotto Romagnolo average height:
Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Lagotto Romagnolo have? What does this canine coat look like?
Waterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Lagotto Romagnolo's coat?
TanGrayBrownWhiteBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Lagotto Romagnolo and how often?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Lagotto Romagnolo requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Lagotto Romagnolo is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Romagna Water Dog? Lagotto Romagnolo shedding level:
Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Lagotto Romagnolo have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CheerfulLovingTrainableIntelligentLoyalSocial
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Lagotto Romagnolo? Are they intelligent?
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Lagotto Romagnolo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Lagotto Romagnolo sensitivity:
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Romagna Water Dog need? Lagotto Romagnolo social needs:
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs bark a lot? Why does my Lagotto bark?
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Lagotto Romagnolo good as a watchdog?
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Lagotto Romagnolos will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Lagotto Romagnolo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Romagna Water Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Lagotto Romagnolo? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Lagotto Romagnolo do?
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Lagotto Romagnolos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Lagotto Romagnolo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Lagotto Romagnolo roam?
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Lagotto Romagnolo have high prey drive?
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Lagotto Romagnolos are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Lagotto Romagnolo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
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
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Lagotto Romagnolo dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Lagotto Romagnolo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Lagotto Romagnolo and children:
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Lagotto Romagnolo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Lagotto Romagnolos good office dogs? Do Lagotto Romagnolos make good office friendly dogs? Can Lagotto Romagnolos be office dogs?
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Romagna Water Dog temperament with senior people? Are Lagotto Romagnolo dogs good for elderly owners?
Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs get along with other pets? Are Lagotto Romagnolo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Lagotto Romagnolos are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Lagotto Romagnolo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Lagotto Romagnolo be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Lagotto Romagnolo is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Lagotto Romagnolo be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Lagotto Romagnolo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Lagotto Romagnolo be a 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. Lagotto Romagnolo breed is a good choice for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Lagotto Romagnolo be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Lagotto Romagnolo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Lagotto Romagnolo be a boat dog?
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Lagotto Romagnolo be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Lagotto Romagnolo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs have health problems?
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Lagotto Romagnolo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Lagotto Romagnolo breed? Health risks of Lagotto Romagnolo:
Elbow DysplasiaEpilepsyHip DysplasiaJuvenile Cataracts
Life Expectancy
How long do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Lagotto Romagnolo be?
14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Lagotto Romagnolo breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Lagotto Romagnolo have?
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Lagotto Romagnolo dogs require per day?
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Lagotto Romagnolo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Lagotto Romagnolo risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Lagotto Romagnolo's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold 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.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Lagotto Romagnolo drool?
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Lagotto Romagnolo could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Lagotto Romagnolo. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Lagotto Romagnolo pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Lagotto Romagnolo pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Lagotto Romagnolo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Lagotto Romagnolo have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Lagotto Romagnolo have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Lagotto Romagnolo

Pros
  • Hypoallergenic: Lagotto Romagnolos do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Lagotto Romagnolos are low shedders.
  • Drooling tendency: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Lagotto Romagnolos are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Lagotto Romagnolos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: 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.
  • Boat Dog: Lagotto Romagnolo breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • 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.

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Reviews

  • Vanessa

    Apr 8, 2021, 11:29:10 PM:

    My Lagotto Lupo is amazing!! He is very playful and full of energy! He’s adorable too!!

  • gay

    Sep 24, 2019, 11:53:08 AM: