The Lagotto Romagnolo were used historically as water retrieving dogs in Northern Italy. As well as being a gun dog, their other purpose was to find truffles in the marshlands. Nowadays, they are still used for finding mushrooms and truffles throughout Europe – as well as a pet. With its distinctive, fluffy hair and warm nature, the Romagnolo is an excellent breed for a family home.
Appearance, Health and Hygiene
The Romagnolo grows to around 48 centimetres tall. It has a solid, square body, a large head and a bright, happy look. It can come in various colours (off-white, white, white with patches, or a solid rust), and its coat is quite curly and thick. The coat is non-shedding and would suit people with asthma. They can live up to 12-14 years.
The Romagnolo has no genetic health issues, but keep in mind the breeding base of this animal is rather small and so nothing serious has been detected as yet.
Like most working dogs they are hard wearing and require little maintenance. The coat should be clipped back once a year and trimmed of matted parts regularly.
As a Pet
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