You deserve a Lagotto Romagnolo puppy loved from birth
The Lagotto Romagnolo is an Italian working dog from the Romagna region. Historically a retriever, it was adopted by truffle hunters after Italy drained many of its interior lakes. Today it is the only recognized specialty breed for truffle hunting.
Northwest Lagottos is a small breeder of show quality dogs. We are proud of our dogs and know you will be too.
Our Lagotto are family
At Northwest Lagottos, you will find a large family who love their dogs especially their lagotto puppies. As Lagotto Romagnolo breeders, all of our puppies are raised in our home in Washington State. We handle them from birth, spend hours per day with them, and treat them as family. Our puppies grow up curious, happy and full of energy. Our lagotto dogs mature into confident, self-reliant, loyal companions. They want to be family members and need a confident, steady, and calm hand throughout their training. I have come to love this breed, having raised others, and I know you will too.
Conformation and Breeding
Breeding is part science, part art. We express our art through the selection of Lagotto breeding pairs which best reflects the breed and which will best contribute to ever improved genetic traits; balanced temperament, loyal friend and conformation to the breed standard. This is not the cheapest nor easiest way to breed for it can at times involve transporting our beloved dogs to foreign places to find their best mate.
Loyal Companion and Best Friend
This deeply loyal and loving breed makes the perfect family companion. Lagotto are easy to train and accepting of other animals. Lagotto require gentle correction, are well mannered, and great with kids.
What this breed is bred for
Lagotto are Italian water dogs and love to work. This sporting breed has sharp senses and demonstrates this in the field regularly. The nose of lagotto is always on alert and our lagotto love to sniff out sent - even that buried in the ground like the fabled truffle. With training, this acute sense of smell makes them a prime search dog.