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Lagotto Romagnolo

The Lagotto Romagnolo dog is made to work. They generally have sharp senses, though their eyesight is more sensitive to motion than detail. They are very loyal and loving, making them the perfect family companion. Some are easy to train, and many get along with other animals quite easily if they’re socialized as puppies.  Some Lagotti are excellent swimmers, but some will only paddle. Some will retrieve from lakes, streams and other bodies of water without hesitation. They are lovable family pets and tend to like attention. Lagotti love to dig; many owners give them a sandbox, or have a designated place to allow them satisfy their digging urges. They also love to play seeking games and have very active, and clever minds.

The appearance of the Lagotto can vary, and generally have floppy ears, and large round eyes in any shade color ranging from golden to a dark brown. Their water friendly coat is very thick and curly. Solid colors include off-white, golden, or brown. They can also be found white with brown or orange patches or roan. It is a medium to large sized dog that is hypoallergenic, which also means it almost never sheds. A Lagotto often displays white markings that grow out in adult status.


The Lagotto Romagnolo dog has been selected for the search for truffles on all kinds of ground: it’s the only breed recognized for this purpose. The Lagotto is an ancient breed for water retrieving known in Italy since the 16th century in the lowlands of Comacchio and the marshlands of Ravenna.

Over the centuries, the great marshlands were drained and turned into arable land. Since the 19th century this intelligent breed has been utilized as an excellent dog for searching truffles in the flat open country and the hills of Romagna, thanks to his very developed sense of smell and high ability to concentrate on the search.

Breed Information

Other names

Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli


Lagotto Romagnolo 1  Italy

Breed Group



Medium to large



Life span

14-16 years









Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm)

Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm)


Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg)

Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg)


Black and Tan




Litter Size

4-6 puppies

Puppy Price

Average $2000 – $2500 USD


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