As you note from this website, they are a wonderful breed. They are not the breed for everyone, or the answer to all folks who have allergies. They are a non-shedding breed so the coat does require trimming to stay tidy. The standard size of the Lagotto can range from 16” at the withers for females, up to 19” for males. They typically love the water and you will find them good swimming and boating partners. They are smart and agile, and love (and need) to be involved in mental and physical activities.
Read about our dog Ori: She is 5 years old and I have had one litter from her. I have completed her DNA testing along with eyes, hips, elbows and patella. She has a CHIC # of which you can review her test scores online.
Our selected stud dog is Flying Curls Jackson. Jackson is a moderate sized boy with excellent health ratings and a fabulous temperament. He is happy, playful and full of energy. Come back to this site for updated news!
I will keep you updated on the progress of my next litter. I do not ship puppies; the new owner must meet us. I require membership in Lagotto Romagnolo Club of America for families with my pups, for the life of the dog. I will want updates on the health and well being of the dog, and will be available to you for any questions or information throughout the life of the pup.
All my breeding dogs and breeding mates are CHIC# tested and I advise you to investigate any breeder you contact to make sure they only breed fully tested Lagotti.
We temperament test every litter using the Wendy Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test. I also practice Neuro-Stimulation advocated by Dr. Carmen Battaglia, developed for dogs in stress jobs such as police, drug and detection work. Here is a link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPp3JWEpZh4
Our puppies are well socialized utilizing the best practices of good breeding of US and Europe. We are happy to offer references. We use “Puppy Culture” which is a newer plan for well socialized puppies that also serves the new owner. We have great success with our puppy socialization.
In regards to spay/neuter, I prefer owners wait until growth plates have solidified before neutering their pet, around 13 months in the Lagotto. I have references as to why that is advisable. For potential show/breeding pups, I have certain expectations which are in keeping with responsible breeding guidelines set forth in Lagotto Romagnolo Club of America Code of Ethics. I was the club’s founding President and believe we all work together to protect this wonderful breed. I am currently serving the club on the Board of Directors.
Here are some links you might find useful!
Website for Lagotto Club of America which includes a list of breeders and Code of Ethics. I highly recommend you purchase a puppy from a club member breeder listed on LRCA website. In addition, you may want to join our club while you wait. You do not have to own a Lagotto to belong. If you are interested in buying a puppy, be sure to read the Code of Ethics.http://www.lagottous.com
Regardless of where you get a Lagotto, you want a puppy that is temperament tested, has early neuro-stimulation, whose parents are registered in the AKC, have been tested for JE, LSD and have hips, patella and eyes checked. A video of Neuro-stimulation if you scroll down on my HOME page.
Link to AKC Lagotto where all Lagotti should be registered: http://www.akc.org/breeds/lagotto_romagnolo/
There are Facebook pages for LRCA, Vando, Shivaree, and for Ori’s puppies which you may wish to join. We are in Vista, CA and invite folks to visit if in the area!
Please respond on our CONTACT page with ‘puppy’ in the subject, followed by your last name, and city, state in the subject line. We hope to hear from you soon!