Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Valburg Lagotto Heaven Kennel
Could a Lagotto be a great first dog for a starter future owner?

Yes, it is a perfect choice even for a first dog. The Italian Water Dog is very intelligent, easy to train and motivate. We recommend you search for a good dog school where you can learn together with your future puppy.


Yes, Lagotto is a Hypoallergenic breed. This dog breed is supposedly safe for allergy sufferers, and allows them the pleasure of puppy parenthood. But, safety and health are the first! Before puppy buying visit the breeder and spend some hours with the dogs.

Is it a good family dog, likes children?

Lagotto and kids can be a great match! They are super smart and funny dogs, have plenty of energy for playing with kids and are also generally kind and well-mannered whether provided with enough physical and mental training. Ask the breeder's opinion about the puppies. A good breeder has the knowledge and experience that which puppy would be the perfect choice for your family.

Can a Romagna Water Dog be a guard dog?

Nope 🙂, they are truffle hunting dogs. However, you can be sure that you'll know immediately if something is happening because it is indicated by barking. But don’t expect him to do a guardian-protective job.

How often do you need to groom your Lagotto?

It depends on what style you want. If you want to keep your future dog in bigger, show type hair, it's recommended to visit the groomer every 4-6 weeks. If you choose the shorter style, it is enough to go every 3-6 months. Of course, you can bathe your dog at any time if it is needed. This requires a shampoo that is for coarse hair and does not soften the curly hair. You need to take its ear hair, otherwise its ears may become inflamed.

Could I keep this breed only in the yard?

If you provide him with a suitable heated place in the winter, then essentially yes, you can have an outdoor dog. But in this case, you need to pay even more attention dealing with it on a daily basis, even in bad weather conditions. If it rains, if it blows, if there is a storm, he is waiting for his master! The best if the dog can go into the house too.

Is it an ideal breed for apartment living?

Lagottos are ideal sized dogs for apartment living but keep in mind they are real working dogs. The Lagotto excels in brain activities. Be sure to train them from a young age in agility, tricks or obedience. The mental training is necessary to this breed if you would like a calm dog in your apartment.

How are the puppies selected?

We believe that color and sex are secondary factors when choosing a puppy that will be a member of your family for the next 10-15 years. It's the most important that the newcomer's character matches the family's everyday life as best as possible. That's why we recommend a puppy to every family at the age of 6 weeks, of course taking into account color and gender preferences as much as possible.