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Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo Characteristics: The lively and affectionate Lagotto Romagnolo is a breed of medium sized dog, classified as a member of the Sporting Dog Group.

The Lagotto Romagnolo, is characterized by its striking, workmanlike, rustic appearance and a friendly, alert expression.

Other characteristics include dark hazel or brown, round, large sized eyes; large, triangular shaped ears, with slightly rounded tips; an upright, tapering tail, that hangs in a scimitar shape and an energetic, fluid gait. The temperament of the Lagotto Romagnolo can be described as Energetic, Companionable, Active.

The coat type of the Lagotto Romagnolo is described as curly, double coat in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Lagotto Romagnolo demonstrated the desired traits of a retriever and a truffle hunting dog and is known by its nick name the "Lake dog". The origin of the Lagotto Romagnolo dog breed was in Italy where it was developed in the Ancient Times.

Lagotto Romagnolo Breed Group and Dog Type - Sporting Dog Group: The Lagotto Romagnolo is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Sporting Dog Group. The Italian breed Lagotto Romagnolo is the only breed defined as a truffle hunter.

Other names for the Lagotto Romagnolo: The Lagotto Romagnolo is known by the nickname of the "Lake dog". Other names for this breed of dog include the Lago and Lagotto Romanyolo.

Origin of the name: The name "Lagotto Romagnolox" literally means "lake dog from Romagna" originating from the Italian word 'lago' meaning "lake" and its place of origin in Romagna, a region in northern Italy.

Lagotto Romagnolo History and Origin: The country of origin of the Lagotto Romagnolo breed was in Italy during the Ancient Times. Its traditional function was to work as a gundog, specifically a water retriever. The dog hunted by air scent and was trained to pick up, or retrieve,  waterfowl and return the quarry to the Hunter.

However, the Lagotto Romagnolo is often used to hunt for truffles, the strong-smelling underground fungus that resembles a rough-skinned potato. Truffles are considered a culinary delicacy and usually found with the aid of trained pigs and dogs.

Lagotto Romagnolo Modern History: The modern history of the Lagotto Romagnolo moved on and the breed is not only used as both a retriever and truffle hunter but also as a family pet and companion. The Lagotto Romagnolo was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2015.

Lagotto Romagnolo Height: The Lagotto Romagnolo breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 17-19 inches (43-48 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 16-18 inches (41-46 cm).

Lagotto Romagnolo Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 29-35 lbs (13-16 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 24-31 lbs (11-14 kg).

Lagotto Romagnolo Coat Type: The coat type is described as curly, double coat.

Lagotto Romagnolo Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors based on an off white, brown, brown roan or orange solid color with white with brown or orange patches. The roan coat of a main color is thickly interspersed with hairs of another color, typically black mixed with white.

Lagotto Romagnolo Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Lagotto Romagnolo are categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy, tangle-free coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The limited grooming needs of the Lagotto Romagnolo are considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming where brushing and combing, is concerned. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.

Lagotto Romagnolo Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 4-6 puppies. Lagotto Romagnolo puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Lagotto Romagnolo puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Lagotto Romagnolo Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Lively, Energetic, Companionable, Active and Affectionate.

Lagotto Romagnolo Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Lagotto Romagnolo requires regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day. This medium sized dog has an energetic, fluid strident gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. If the dog has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.

Lagotto Romagnolo Diet: A fully grown Lagotto Romagnolo should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Lagotto Romagnolo Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Lagotto Romagnolo breed include Hip and Elbow dysplasia, Cataracts. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Lagotto Romagnolo dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Lagotto Romagnolo Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Lagotto Romagnolo breed is 14 to 16 years.

Lagotto Romagnolo Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Lagotto Romagnolo breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Lagotto Romagnolo names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Flavio *** Tiziano *** Diego *** Enrico *** Dario *** Enzo *** Umberto *** Leonardo *** Giacomo *** Salvatore.

Lagotto Romagnolo Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Lagotto Romagnolo names are Viola *** Martina *** Giulia *** Sonia *** Rosa *** Elena *** Matilde *** Marta *** Erica *** Greta.

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