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Lagotto Romagnolo


The Lagotto Romagnolo is an ancient water retriever breed that was developed in the Romagna region of Italy. Originally used as a duck retriever, they have become specialized truffle hunters. They are durable workers of excellent sense of smell and they have waterproof coat and webbed toes that help perform well in chilly waters. They are highly energetic and social breed that become highly attached to their family.

Common Health Conditions

  • Elbow and Hip dysplasia, an inherited disease that causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis.
  • Lagottos are prone to a common condition called hypothyroidism, in which the body doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone.
  • Epilepsy is a catch-all term used to describe seizures. These seizures can be caused by a genetic problem, a tumor, high fever, eating a toxic substance, or many other origins.
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