About Romagna Water Dogs
Dogs are an ancient retriever breed in water. It dates back to 1800 in the
marshes around Ravenna and in the Comacchio plains, Italy. The land reclamation
eliminated all marshes in Italy and the Lagotto Romagnolo had to start a new
‘job’ to help man, so little by little ha has specialized as a truffle-dog in
the country and on the hills of Romagna. In fact this dog has become the only
worldly recognized breed with this attitude. His smelling is infallible and it
is really easy for this dog to find a truffle.
sized dog, very well-proportioned, strong and rustic at the same time, he is
characterized by his curly woollen coat all over his body including the head;
as he is rustic, he is suitable to work.
Dogs are always watchful, he pays attention to everything; very lively with the
people he lives with, he is as friendly with unknown people as soon as he feels
confident. Truffle hunting is meant to be a sort of game for him, in which he
is passionately efficient and he feels he is highly gifted in this job: in fact
he loves showing his excellent smelling. The previous hunting instinct has been
slowly abolished so that he is not distracted by the wild. Incredibly loyal to
his master, he is a reliable company dog , intelligent and obedient. This breed
can be easily trained.
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