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.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is the only breed recognized as a specialized truffle searcher. It is believed that the hunting instinct was bred out of the Lagotto so that game scent would not distract the Lagotto while hunting truffles.
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