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.