Lagotto Romagnolo

A breed of gundog, the Lagotto Romagnolo originated in Italy for water retrieving. They have a wooly waterproof coat that is solid off-white, solid white, solid brown, white with brown patches, white with orange patches, or roan in colour. Made to work, the Lagotto Romagnolo has sharp sense, seeing motion better than detail. Loyal and loving, they are the perfect family companion. Easily trained, if socialized as puppies they get along well with small animals. Families with children should choose puppies carefully, as not all Lagotto Romagnolos are suited for family life. Living up to 16 years, the Lagotto Romagnolo is prone to cerebral anomaly, benign jeuvenile epilepsy, and hip dysplasia.