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Is the Lagotto a good fit?


Determining if the Lagotto Romagnolo is the right breed for you requires careful consideration of various factors. While the Lagotto has many desirable qualities, it's essential to assess how well their characteristics align with your lifestyle, preferences, and needs. Here are some points to consider:

  1. Activity Level: Lagotto Romagnolos are an active breed and require regular exercise and mental stimulation to thrive. They enjoy activities like walking, playing, and engaging in interactive games. If you have an active lifestyle and are willing to provide daily exercise and mental enrichment, the Lagotto may be a good fit.

  2. Training and Socialization: Lagottos are intelligent and trainable, but they also have a strong will and may exhibit stubbornness at times. They require consistent, positive reinforcement training methods and early socialization to develop into well-behaved dogs. If you are committed to investing time and effort in training and socializing your dog, the Lagotto can be a great companion.

  3. Coat Care: The Lagotto Romagnolo has a dense, curly coat that requires regular grooming to prevent matting. Their coat may also need trimming or shaping periodically. If you are willing to commit to regular brushing, occasional professional grooming, and maintaining their coat's cleanliness, the Lagotto's coat care needs should not be a problem.

  4. Allergies: Lagotto Romagnolos are often considered hypoallergenic due to their non-shedding coat. However, it's important to note that individual allergic reactions can vary. If you or someone in your household has allergies, it's advisable to spend time with a Lagotto to assess if their presence triggers any allergic reactions.

  5. Time and Attention: Lagotto Romagnolos thrive on human companionship and do not do well when left alone for extended periods. They require regular interaction, mental stimulation, and attention from their owners. If you have enough time to dedicate to your dog's needs and are willing to provide them with companionship, the Lagotto can be a suitable choice.

  6. Truffle Hunting Potential: If you have an interest in truffle hunting or are willing to engage in scent-based activities with your Lagotto, their natural abilities in this field can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for both of you.

Remember, no breed is perfect for everyone, and individual dogs can vary in temperament and behavior. It's crucial to research the breed thoroughly, meet Lagottos in person, and communicate with reputable breeders or Lagotto owners to gather more information. This will help you make an informed decision about whether the Lagotto Romagnolo is the right fit for you and your lifestyle.


We would be happy to assist you with this decision. You are welcome to come and meet our puppies and our adults. We are happy to discuss the breed and its characteristics and needs. We would love to share with you the great relationship that we have with our dogs and to give you the chance to see what makes the Lagotto so special. Send us an email at nwlagotto@gmail.com

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