The Lagotto Romagnolo (Gundog)

The Lagotto Romagnolo (Gundog)

This video shows a group of UK based Lagotto’s demonstrating their traditional work as gundogs. The Lagotto Romagnolo is a breed of dog that comes from the Romagna sub-region of Italy. The name means “lake dog from Armagnac,” coming from the Italian word “lago”, lake. Its traditional function is a gundog, and specifically a water retriever. Lagotto are perfect swimmers being an exceptionally hardy little dog able to work long hours immersed in icy water. He is aided by webbing between his toes and a double coat which covers his entire body. Even the inside flaps of his ears are covered in thick hair to prevent water entering his inner ear when diving after duck.
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  1. Brandon Bayer on January 27, 2023 at 4:40 am

    Lake dog from the Romagna, please. Armagnac is a brandy from France.

  2. Kay Lance on January 27, 2023 at 5:04 am

    Great DVD of a great little Gundog. Shame its not longer. These dogs just love to work.

  3. jkoysza1 on January 27, 2023 at 5:09 am

    Great little dog. Thanks for putting this video up. I have watched Lagottos work on truffles in North Carolina. I understand they are great family dogs as well.

  4. Casey Hill on January 27, 2023 at 5:11 am

    Hey Nick, I’m thinking about getting one. How would you rate this breed against, say, a lab, when it comes to retrieving birds?

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