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What makes a good Kennel?

Breeding Standards and Practices: A reputable kennel will have high breeding standards and follow responsible breeding practices. This includes health testing of parent dogs to minimize the risk of hereditary diseases and maintaining breed standards. Transparently sharing information about health certifications, pedigrees, and genetic testing can demonstrate the commitment to breeding healthy and quality Lagotto Romagnolos.

  1. Socialization and Enrichment: A kennel that focuses on socializing and enriching the puppies' early lives can make a significant difference in their development. Exposing the puppies to various stimuli, environments, and people from a young age helps them become well-rounded and adaptable dogs. It's beneficial to ask about the socialization protocols and enrichment activities provided to the puppies in your kennel.

  2. Health and Veterinary Care: Providing excellent veterinary care for the puppies is crucial. Regular check-ups, vaccinations, deworming, and appropriate nutrition contribute to their overall health and well-being. Sharing information about the health records and protocols followed by your kennel demonstrates a commitment to the puppies' health.

  3. Support and Education: A reputable kennel will offer ongoing support and guidance to new puppy owners. They should be available to answer questions, provide resources, and offer advice throughout the puppy's life. This can include assistance with training, grooming tips, and general care information to ensure a successful transition into the new home.

  4. Positive Reputation and Reviews: Positive reviews and a good reputation are indicative of a kennel's dedication and the satisfaction of previous puppy owners. Check for testimonials, online reviews, or recommendations from other Lagotto Romagnolo owners who have obtained puppies from the kennel. This can help you gain insights into the experiences of others and the quality of the dogs provided.

  5. Ethical Practices and Transparency: A kennel that operates ethically and transparently is highly valued. This includes clear and honest communication about their breeding practices, the conditions in which the dogs are raised, and the care provided to the puppies. Openly addressing any concerns or questions potential buyers may have demonstrates integrity and a commitment to responsible breeding.

We believe that the above reflect our values and we strive to fulfill our commitment to our clients at every step from birth throughout the life of our dogs. We regularly hear from our clients with updates and questions, even years down the road and are happy to offer support, referrals and recommendations to aid them as needed. If you are looking for a breeder that you can trust to raise your next furry family member, we would be honored to be considered.

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