Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolos have a natural gift for searching and their very fine nose has made them efficient truffle dogs.

About the Lagotto Romagnolo

No longer having the hunting instinct, they are not distracted from their work by the smell of game. Lagottos are obedient, undemanding, alert, and affectionate dogs that grow very attached to their owner and are easy to train. They are also very good companion dogs, well suited to guard duties.

The coat requires particular care. The topcoat and especially the undercoat are waterproof and tend to felt without a full clipping at least once a year.


Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 8, AKC Sporting Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
15–17 years

Hard-working / Independent / Enthusiastic / Loving / Loyal / Alert

Key facts

  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Needs little training

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