Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Lagotto Romagnolo

Contributor(s): Aimee Llewellyn-Zaidi


General information

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  • Ancient Italian breed from the marshes of the Romagne district.
  • Natural scenting ability makes him ideal as a truffle hunter which is now seen as his primary purpose in Italy.
  • Non-shedding coat but requires clipping at least once a year.
  • Lively, intelligent and affectionate dog.

Biological Data

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Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Jokinen T, Tiira K, Metsähonkala L4, Seppälä EH2,3, Hielm-Björkman A1, Lohi H2,3, Laitinen-Vapaavuori (2015) Behavioral Abnormalities in Lagotto Romagnolo Dogs with a History of Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study. J Vet Intern Med 29 (4), 1081-1087 PubMed.
  • Jokinen T, Metsahonkala L, Bergamasco L-A, Viitmaa R, Syrja P, Lohi H, Snellman M, Jeserevics J, & Cizinauskas S (2007) Benign Familial Juvenile Epilepsy in Lagotto Romagnolo Dogs. J Vet Int Med 21 (3), 464-471 PubMed.
  • Jokinen T S, Rusbridge C, Steffen F, Viitmaa R, Syrjä P, De Lahunta A, Snellman M, Cizinauskas S (2007) Cerebellar cortical abiotrophy in Lagotto Romagnolo dogs. J Small Anim Pract 48 (8), 470-473 PubMed.

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