Lagotto Romagnolo

KC Pedigree, Medium

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

Lagotto is an Italian dialect word for 'curly coated duck retriever' and Romagne is the name of the district in northern Italy where the breed was developed.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Fine food lovers. The primary use of the Lagotto in his native land these days is of a truffle hunter.

Not the best for ...

Couch potatoes. Despite being small, the Lagotto is an energetic breed that requires plenty of daily exercise.

Aliases

Lagotto, Romagna Water Dog

Cross between

None

Origin

Italy

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Professional
Professional help needed. Curly, keeps growing and needs cutting.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

15 years

Good first dog?

No

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

AS FEATURED IN

Pet Gazette
Daily Mirror
BBC
BBC Radio 4

HOW IT WORKS

The first step in responsible dog ownership

Find a suitable breed

Use our breed explorer to find a suitable breed based on your needs. Search by keyword or any of our breed traits including size, exercise need, and lifespan to name a few.

Join a breed waiting list

Once we’ve found one or more prospective matches, we’ll ask you to arrange a zoom call to talk through your application with one of our dog experts.

Talk to a Tailwise expert

Complete an application for your breed choice(s) in just a few easy steps. You’ll be be notified when a potential match is found and we’re ready to review your application.

Match with a breeder

Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.

BREED EXPLORER

Not sure which breed is right for you?

Use our breed explorer to find potential breeds that may be a good fit for you.