Diseases and issues affecting the Lagotto



and help to support research and breeder education


 DATABASE                         & Breeder Resources

Find health tested dogs and breeding recommendations.


Who We Are

The Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation, Inc. was founded by Lagotto breeders, Lagotto trainers and Lagotto owners who all have one goal in common:
the wellbeing of our breed


We are excited that the Lagotto has been gaining popularity.  But, we want the breed to remain the wonderful companions and working dogs that we have grown to adore, while ensuring they continue to be healthy and long-lived members of our families – and yours!


Our emphasis is to:

  • Support research into causes & cures for genetic diseases.
  • Establish a database where every breeder can register & prospective owners can look up health test results for dogs.
  • Provide education to breeders and potential puppy owners to sustain and improve the health of the breed. 






Committed to protecting the health and longevity of the Lagotto Romagnolo through education and scientific research.

Why the Concern?
Until a few years ago, the number of Lagotti (plural of Lagotto) in the United States was rather small and very few people were breeding the dogs in this country. 


Due to the wonderful qualities of the breed and full recognition by the American Kennel Club in 2015, their numbers are increasing exponentially.

We are concerned about the quick rise in popularity as we watch the breeds recognition grow worldwide. We are also witnessing some breeders making choices to breed dogs with health or temperament issues simply to sell puppies to the public or because they do not want to lose their investment from dogs they imported from other countries. This is NOT good for our breed!

The Lagotto Foundation database and Breeder Resources web site are resources to educate, support research and encourage responsible, ethical breeding practices.


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