If you are after a family friend that loves to play non-stop, enjoys the water and has their nose to the ground most of the time during walks, a Lagotto Romagnolo might be just right for you.
The special skills of this very intelligent working dog are finding truffles and retrieving ducks during hunting. With their love for water, Lagottos will try to swim in every puddle they can find.
Lagotto Romagnolos are very playful, kid friendly and easy to train. They are ideal for agility or other dog sports, especially scenting sports, where they can use their amazing sense of smell.
They require a fair bit of grooming as they don’t shed much of their coat. A lot of people think the Lagotto is a poodle cross-breed, but this is actually one of the oldest dog breeds of Europe, where they have been bred for their temperament, nose and adaptability.
They love to talk when required but aren’t barkers as such and are therefore great for city life. But be warned, you can’t take the nose off a Lagotto and going for walks means hours of sniffing the ground.
|Life expectancy:||15-17 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||average|