Updated: May 11
Lagotto Romagnolo: The Unique and Evolving Roan Coloration
Lagotto Romagnolo dogs are beloved for their intelligence, loyalty, and hypoallergenic coat. But did you know that they also come in a range of colors, including white, brown, orange, and a unique color called roan? In this blog, we will delve into the fascinating world of roan coloration in Lagotto Romagnolo dogs, its development over time, and what to expect in upcoming litters.
Understanding Roan Coloration in Lagotto Romagnolo Dogs
Roan is a unique coloration that is not as commonly known as other colors in Lagotto Romagnolo dogs. At first glance, roan appears very similar to white in young pups (as seen in Photo 1). However, as the undercoat develops, the white fur becomes flecked with brown tips (as seen in Photos 2 & 3) between the ages of 8 to 20 weeks. Over time, this coloration continues to develop until the coat becomes fully mottled with a light brown hue by the age of 6-8 months (as seen in Photos 4 & 5).
Roan Coloration Evolution Over Time
As the Lagotto Romagnolo dog matures, its roan coloration undergoes a gradual transformation. The color begins to soften and fade to silver, and by the time the dog is 2 to 3 years old, the color takes on its ultimate hue and will remain through the dog's adult life. It is an intriguing process to observe, and if you have a roan-colored Lagotto Romagnolo dog, you can witness the transformation firsthand.
Meet Mocha: A Roan Lagotto Romagnol
In the attached photos, you can see the fascinating evolution of Mocha's roan coloration. Her coloration is roan with brown, and you can see the progression as she has grown and matured. It's incredible to see how the coloration changes over time and becomes more defined as she matures.
What to Expect in Upcoming Litters
If you are considering adding a Lagotto Romagnolo dog to your family and are interested in roan coloration, you can expect upcoming litters to feature a range of colors, including white, brown, and roan with combinations of the same. Each pup will have its unique coloration that will continue to evolve over time. It's an exciting journey to witness the transformation of your Lagotto Romagnolo dog's coat color and to see it become more beautiful with time.
Lagotto Romagnolo dogs are a fascinating breed that come in a range of colors, including the unique and ever-changing roan coloration. If you are lucky enough to have a roan Lagotto Romagnolo, you can enjoy observing the transformation of its coat color over time. And if you are considering adding a Lagotto Romagnolo dog to your family, keep in mind that upcoming litters will feature a variety of colors, each with its unique beauty.