July 22, 2020. Due to the Corona Virus and the resultant restrictions on movement, both Mocha and Canella's seasons were missed this spring. Canella remains in Italy, awaiting the opportunity to be bred to an Italian Champion before returning. Mocha is home with us having returned when the U.S. shows were cancelled, but not before completing her AKC Championship this last fall and working half way through her GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP this spring before the shutdown.
Mocha was bred July 21 to Lagotto Lady's Stallone. Her litter is expected Sept 22, and we have now confirmed pregnancy. X-Rays will be Sept 17th. Cannela is expected to go into season late this summer or early fall and thus we are currently expecting TWO litters late fall. At this time, our wait list has grown long and thus while I welcome inquiries, new applicants are looking at a summer 2021 puppy or beyond. Be sure to check out our Lagotto Puppies page for more.
At Northwest Lagotto we do our best to provide you with your dream puppy, one who is of excellent genetic health, who has been raised from birth with love, and one who is trained to seek enrichment through puppy culture. We understand how hard it is for those wanting a Lagotto puppy to have to wait for the next litter, sometimes a year away, and we appreciate your patience and trust in us. We feel honored as lagotto breeders to have earned your trust.
It is with mixed feelings that we have decided that we will no longer take deposits as of August 13, 2020. While we would love to know that we will have large litters and have puppies for all who want one, the realistic truth is that we will likely have average sized litters and with that acceptance that we have likely received deposits for all puppies through the end of 2021! We will continue to breed excellent bloodlines and raise loving, confident puppies further into the future but do not want to tie up deposits for such a lengthy period of time.