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August 3, 2018

Meet our first AMBASSADOR


We are honored to announce our first Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation AMBASSADOR and are proud to start in the country of origin in Italy. 
Welcome with us Angela Del Carro who lives in the north-west of Italy near Turin. Angela is a graduate with honors in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Turin.  
Angela met the breed in 2000 during the World Dog Show in Milan and brought her first Lagotto home in 2003. Her parents own the kennel named "Ca' del Corsi" in Italy that she is advising as a veterinarian. 
Angela has spent years studying morphology and the character of the breed. She has seen many Lagotti with neurological and ophthalmological problems and was very concerned about these health diseases. Angela decided to test all her Lagotti for joint, genetic and eye diseases. Angela's goal is to preserve the characteristics of the breed to have a morphologically correct dog, a good character and overall healthy Lagotti with a long lifespan.
As a veterinary doctor, Angela believes in the utility of research and in the tools that it gives to breeders to plan the right matching and prevent the transmission of diseases to the future generations. Angela's goal is to promote genetic testing and to encourage breeders to share the results with the club and to the Lagotto Romagnolo Database.  

December 6, 2017


We are happy to announce that Leontine Benedicenti, DVM, DACVIM joined the Scientific Advisory Board of the Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation. Dr. Benedicenti is an Italian native and studied veterinary medicine at the University of Milan/Italy. She is now Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia/USA.

Welcome Dr. Benedicenti and thank you for your support!

May 1, 2017

Being in close contact with veterinarian universities and get first-hand knowledge is one of the Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation's key principles. 

Foundation’s president Sandy Mignogna met this week with Dr. Victor Stora, DVM and talked about genetics. Dr. Stora is an expert in genetics at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia who happens to be a breeder as well. He breeds Shelties. Watch the videos with him about genetics in the breed and genetic variety. 









January 1, 2017


After three month of hard work, we are proud to present the first DATABASE that brings all the data together that is essential to know about a specific Lagotto. We request basic health testing to be included in the database but Lagotto owners can add much more information like parents and even the full pedigree. Potential puppy buyers finally have a source to verify if a dog received basic health testing. Seach for a dog here:


Connected with Amazon Smile 

November 28, 2016 


The Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation, Inc. is registered with Amazon Smile. Shop on Amazon for your gifts and products and those associated with Amazon Smile will automatically give 5% of the purchase to the Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation. 




Discussing neurological issues in the breed

November 22, 2016


The Lagotto RomagnoloFoundation, Inc. board met with Dr. Margret L. Casal, DVM, MS, PhD to talk about breeding choices in light of medical genetics of dogs. Dr. Casal is an Associate Professor of Medical Genetics of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and also a member of the European College of Animal Reproduction. We are excited about working with Dr. Casal in the future. 



Welcome Dr. Sheldon A. Steinberg!

October 19, 2016


We are very pleased and honored to welcome another expert veterinarian on our Advisory Board. Dr. Sheldon A. Steinberg, V.M.D., DMSc is Professor Emeritus of Neurology of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the Univerity of Pennsylvania. 

Our board members Sandy Mignogna (left) and Christine Stenner (right) met with Dr. Steinberg today to discuss neurological issues in the breed. Dr. Steinberg is also the first one to receive the 2017 Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation Calendar.  



We are Tax Exempt!

September 26, 2016

The Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation, Inc. Board is very happy to be able to share that our  tax exemption process has been completed. The IRS notified us that we are successfully applied and are accepted as 501(c)(3) public charity. Every donor who donated after September 19, 2016 and donated over $100 p.a. will receive a "treasury regulation compliant receipt" from our Treasuerer early next year. 



Welcome Dr. Seth Koch on our Advisory Board 

September 19, 2016 


It is a great honor and pleasuer to welcome Dr. Seth Koch, V.M.D., MMSC, on our health and Research Advisory Board. Dr. Koch is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist who served as Charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologist and was former President of the ACVO. 



We are incorporated!

September 19, 2016


The Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation has been accpeted as Domestic Nonprofit Corporation by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is incorporated. 



The start

August 28, 2016


The Lagotto Romagnolo Foundation has started its work. The bylaws are signed and the founding board members Sandy Mignogna, Elizabeth Williams and Christine Stenner along with many other volunteers and supporters started to protect the health and longevity of the Lagotto Romagnolo.



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