The Lagotto Romagnolo [laˈɡɔtto romaɲˈɲɔlo] is a breed of dog that comes from the Romagna sub-region of Italy. The name means "lake dog from Romagna," originating from the Italian word lago, meaning lake. Its traditional function is a gundog, specifically a water retriever.
Links to Breed Descriptions
The Illustrated Breed Standard for the Lagotto Romagnolo was provided by Renee Sporre-Willes.
Lagotto Romagnolo Club of America -Judges Education/2020 revised standard Judge's Education presentation
Other Names for Breed
Romagna water dog (Lagotto romagnolo)
Chien d'eau romagnol
Perro de agua de Romagna
Wasserhund der Romagna
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country or origin: Italy
Club Italiano Lagotto: http://www.lagottoromagnolo.org/
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
2. Finland: Koiranet: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=298
3; US: OFA Test results: https://secure.ofa.org/regSums/LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO.pdf
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
Lagotto Club of GB - Health info
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: Jalostuksen tavoiteohjelma 2018-2022 Lagotto Romagnolo
4. US: OFA: https://www.ofa.org/recommended-tests?breed=RWD
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
UNDERSTANDING THE LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO
Visit the Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation for links to...
The Lagotto Database, Health and Temperament along with Research
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Italy: Club Italiano Lagotto: http://www.lagottoromagnolo.org/
Finland: Suomen Lagottoklubi ry: https://www.lagottoromagnolo.fi/
US: Lagotto Romagnolo Club of America: https://www.lagottous.com/
UK: Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Great Britain: http://www.lagottoromagnoloclubofgb.co.uk/
Sweden: SLRK - Svenska Lagotto Romagnoloklubben: https://www.lagottoklubben.se