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Choosing Your Puppy

How to Choose your Puppy

When buying a puppy, it is more important to look at the parents than it is to look at the puppy. All puppies are cute and irresistible. Seeing the behavior, performance, and physical structure of the sire and dam will give you a clear idea of what you can expect from your dog. Your puppy will only be small for the first 6 months. It will be an adult size for the next twelve years or more, so seeing the father and mother will be a more accurate picture of your purchase.


We work hard to match you with the appropriate dog because we want to match you with a puppy that will be right for you in the long run. Breeding, raising, training, showing and living with a variety of dogs allow us to observe the breed’s strengths.  We are well-qualified to assist you in determining which puppy is right for you as your future dog.

When you purchase a Northwest Lagotto puppy, we don’t disappear after your check has been cashed. For the lifetime

of your Northwest Lagotto dog, we are available to help answer any questions about your dog that you may have.  There are many benefits to purchasing a Lagotto Puppy from Northwest Lagotto, call us and we think you will agree.

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Dog and the owner in the woods

Most people wait months for their puppies and often reserve a pup before the mom is bred.  A great dog is worth waiting for; however, our litters are nearly always sold before they are born.  In order to insure your place in a litter, a $500 non-refundable deposit is required. We will send out an application where you can specify the litter, sex, and any other preferences you may have regarding a puppy.

Puppies between the ages of birth and 5 weeks will not be viewed for health and safety reasons (see Can I Visit the Puppies); however, you are more than welcome to set up an appointment to visit the parents of the expected litter.  As stated above, seeing the parents will give you the best view of what your dog will be like for its long life.

We currently have a Facebook page, NorthwestLagotto, where you can often find pictures of our current litters, hear about our litters-to-come, and ask us questions about the puppies.

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