Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Lagotto could be a good 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.  

It's a good family dog, like 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 when provided with enough physical and mental training. Ask the breeder opinions about the puppies. A good breeder has the knowledge and experience that which puppy would be the perfect choice for your family.

It's an ideal breed for apartment living?

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

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 only have an outdoor dog. But in this case, you need to pay even more attention to dealing with it on a daily basis, even in the harsh 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 also.

Hypoallergenic?

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

How often do you need grooming for a Lagotto?

It depends on what style you want. If you want to keep your future dog in bigger, show type hair, it is 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 curly hair. You need to take your ear hair, otherwise your ears may become inflamed.

Can a Romagna Water Dog be a guard dog?

No laughing they are truffle hunting dogs and perfect watch dogs. You can be sure that you will know if something is happening because it is indicated by barking. But don’t expect him to do a guardian-protective job.