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Lagotto Romagnolo

Updated on December 11, 2007

Laggotto Ramagnolo is pronounced like this Laggotto Rrro-manyolo.

History

Can you guess where they were originally from ??? ITALY! They use to be working dogs, or would search for truffles. Now that keen scent is gone from not doing work so forth. And use to be in packs.

Behavior

Laggotto's are in the sporting group. They are easy to trian and very loyal to its' owner. They are well known for being smart and happy dogs, they are very athletic for dog courses but they do love to play frisby and take romps or long long walks. If you don't want to put them in competition than it's best you keep its' mind working. You could play hide and seek or look for mushrooms or chase, those were just some ideas. Becuase they are allergy friendly and smart , medium size and non shedding coat they are very popular in Europe, specialy Sweden. Many think it is a perfect dog others .... have they're own opinion.

Living Conditoins

Lagottos' are fine for apartment life, if exercised enough. It doesn't matter where you live actually, you just have to take themm for walks 2-3 times a day. If you have gardens and you still want your flowers then best to fence it off or they'll put where they think it's best. Dig! Dig! Dig! that's their nature, they can dig a good sized hole in a matter of seconds! In puppyhood you could probably train them out of it.

Exercise

The Lagotto needs plenty of exercise. It loves to search for things and retrieve. They love to walk next to the owner and need good long walks. They are also good well known swimmers.Some have even tipped over water bowls and make big puddles or love to play in mudd and other gooey stuff.

Life Expectancy

Many have been known to live upto 16 years or more !!!

Grooming

Its' denses, curly coat needs regular care. When buying a Lagotto some breeders will say different things. Others will say, just clip its coat twice a year nothing more nothing less. Some say, just comb it twice a day once in the morning ,one right before bed time.

Height and Weight

Males will weigh upto 28-35 pounds.

Females will weigh upto 5-6.5 pounds.

Males height is usually 17-19 inches.

Females height is usually 14-16 inches.

So what do you think, would you want one ?

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    • MrMarmalade profile image

      MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

      He looks very friendly and trusting.

      Does he frighten the cats?

      Just joking

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      Krista 07 9 years ago from Europe

      lol Thanks for the nice comment! =]

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Great HUB

      regards Zsuzsy

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      compu-smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Great Hub Krista. I thought the first pic was a baby sheep!! lol.

      I have never seen or heard of a Laggotto Ramagnolo in my life!! Im glad to hear they have now retired from work! something i dream of!!

      and Smiling for the camara is no problem for them i see:)

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      Jackilyn 9 years ago

      Sorry but krista will be gone for a while. She has a fight in vegas, she flew last night.

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      compu-smart 9 years ago from London UK

      Wow Fight! Boxing! where? when? please tell me more so i can show my support Jackilyn:)

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      Jackilyn 9 years ago

      I don't know what casino. sorry she won't get in touch with me. Anyway, her fight is tomorrow night.

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      Krista 07 9 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for the nice comments everyone.!!!!

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      Fionna 8 years ago from Finland

      These are te kinds of dogs I have! They really do make could pets!

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      Michael Murchie 6 years ago from Parts Unknown

      Great to see some pictures, they really are a lovely breed.

      I have one myself, but unfortunately she has some quite severe behavioural problems, and no matter what we do we cannot train them out of her.

      She would be perfect in every way if not for her possessive / aggressive nature, which I know is extremely unusual for the breed. Shame really as she is absolutely the best in all other ways.

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      kimballtrombone 6 years ago

      Nice hub. We just got a lagotto about a month ago and we love her! Easy to train and great with our 4 kids.

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