Lagotto Romagnolo: Italy’s Truffle Dog Breed

Today, the Lagotto Romagnolo stands not only as an indispensable truffle hunter, admired for its precise and sensitive nose, but also as a cherished pet—with qualities that endear it to families and truffle hunters alike. Capturing hearts with their friendly demeanor and astute intelligence, they are a storied breed that continues to thrive, offering companionship and expertise in equal measure.

Forged in the marshlands of Italy, the Lagotto Romagnolo is an embodiment of resilience and versatility.
The breed’s seamless transition from duck hunting to truffle hunting underscores their ability to adapt and excel in various roles.
The resurgence and recognition of the Lagotto Romagnolo herald a new chapter in the longstanding narrative of this ancient working breed.

The Distinct Appearance of the Lagotto Romagnolo

The charming and rustic look of the Lagotto Romagnolo is one of its most distinct features. With a lineage dating back to Northern Italy, this breed’s physical characteristics are perfectly adapted to its original work as a water retriever and contemporary role as an efficient truffle hunter. One simply cannot help but be taken by the unmistakable curly coat that sets this pooch apart from others.