The Lagotto Romagnolo has experienced a surge in popularity in recent years due to several factors:
Hypoallergenic Coat: The Lagotto Romagnolo's curly, non-shedding coat is considered hypoallergenic, making them a desirable choice for individuals with allergies or asthma. As more people become aware of pet allergies and seek out hypoallergenic breeds, the Lagotto's appeal has grown.
Rising Interest in Truffle Hunting: Truffle hunting has gained popularity as a recreational activity and culinary pursuit. Lagotto Romagnolos have long been recognized as exceptional truffle dogs due to their keen sense of smell and hunting instincts. Their ability to locate valuable truffles has made them sought after by truffle enthusiasts and culinary professionals.
Versatility and Trainability: Lagotto Romagnolos are highly intelligent and trainable dogs. They excel in various activities and roles, including truffle hunting, obedience, agility, therapy work, and more. Their versatility and trainability have made them attractive to individuals looking for a dog with multiple talents and the ability to participate in different activities.
Family-Friendly Nature: Lagotto Romagnolos have a friendly and affectionate nature, making them great family pets. They are generally good with children and get along well with other pets when properly socialized. Their gentle temperament and loyalty have contributed to their growing popularity as a family-friendly breed.
Unique and Charming Appearance: The Lagotto Romagnolo's unique appearance, with its curly coat, expressive eyes, and teddy bear-like features, has captured the hearts of many dog lovers. They have a distinct and charming look that sets them apart from other breeds.
Rarity and Exclusivity: Lagotto Romagnolos are still considered a relatively rare breed, particularly outside of their native Italy. The exclusivity and rarity of the breed have added to their appeal for those seeking something different and distinctive in their choice of a pet.
Pictured here are Sweet Bob and Gianna. They are both available to vetted homes. If you are interested in the breed and would like to discuss bringing one of these great little dogs into your home, we would love to hear from you at NWLagotto@gmail.com