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Lagotto Romagnolo

History

The Lagotto Romagnolo is an ancient Italian breed of dog that was originally bred to aid in waterfowl hunting. The breed was also used to find truffles in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. The Lagotto Romagnolo is the only dog ​​in the world specifically bred to find truffles and is therefore considered the "truffle dog".

By the 1970s, the breed was almost extinct, but fortunately some breeders took an interest and started restoring the breed. Since then, the Lagotto Romagnolo has increased in numbers and is becoming increasingly popular as a pet.

Character

The Lagotto Romagnolo is known for its friendly and affectionate nature. They are intelligent dogs that love to learn and work. Since they were bred to find truffles, they have a highly developed sense of smell and make excellent tracker dogs. However, they are not only suitable for finding truffles, but also for other tasks such as obedience training and therapy dog ​​work.

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a social dog that gets along well with children and other pets. They love to be around their owner and need a lot of attention and affection.

Health

In general, the Lagotto Romagnolo is a healthy breed with a life expectancy of about 14 years. However, as with all dog breeds, there are some health issues they can be prone to. These include hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and hypothyroidism.

To keep your Lagotto Romagnolo healthy, it's important to check regularly for health issues and to provide a good diet and plenty of exercise.

Care

The Lagotto Romagnolo has a curly, woolly coat that needs regular grooming. It is important to brush the coat at least once a week to prevent tangles and keep the coat clean and healthy. The breed also needs regular trimming and clipping to keep the coat in good condition.

In addition to grooming, Lagotto Romagnolos also need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They are active dogs that love to learn and work, so obedience training and detective work are great ways to stimulate their minds and bodies.

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