Lagotto Romagnolo

  • Size

  • Height

    Males — 19 to 19 inches at the withers; Females — 16 to 18 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    24 to 35 pounds
  • Coat

    Short and wooly
  • Color

    Brown, brown roan, off-white, orange, white/brown, or white/orange
  • Hypoallergenic

  • Energy

  • Activities

    Truffle hunting, tracking, retrieving, agility, obedience, conformation, therapy dog
  • Indoor/Outdoor

  • Suitable for Apartments

    Yes, with adequate exercise
  • Suitable for Children


Believed to be the ancestor of modern water dogs, the Lagotto Romagnolo, or “Romagna Water Dog,” is a hardworking, energetic and loyal dog from the Italian countryside. Though bred for water work, the breed’s sharp sense of smell and strong tracking skills make the Lagotto Romagnolo a popular truffle hunter. Eager to please, the Lagotto is affectionate and undemanding, and their coat requires regular grooming.

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