Bred to be the Perfect Family Dog
We believe that the perfect family dog is intelligent, loving, playful, loyal and friendly. Non-shedding and hypoallergenic are also good qualities for family dogs. The Labradoodle was bred for these traits and has been in American homes for several years now. However the Poodle mix can bring a hyperactive and nervy aspect to their personality which can make them a little less perfect as a family dog.
Poodles came from an Italian dog called the Lagotto Romagnolo. These dogs gave the Poodle their non-shedding and hypoallergenic coats, but they are much smaller and have a calm and independent attitude. Due to this, they require less exercise and tend to be very loving household pets with very few demands.
Why Lagotto Romagnolo?
The American Kennel Club Describes Lagotto Romagnolo as:
- Personality: Easy going, affectionate, and eager to please
- Energy Level: Somewhat active; curious and upbeat, but not hyper
- Good with Children: Better with supervision
- Good with Other Dogs: Yes
- Shedding: Infrequent, hypoallergenic
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Eager to please
- Height: 17-19 inches (male), 16-18 inches (female)
- Weight: 28.5-35 pounds (male), 24-31 pounds (female)
- Life Expectancy: 15-17 years
- Barking Level: Infrequent
By Crossing the Lagotto Romagnolo with a Labrador Retriever, a Labragotto will be slightly larger, even better with children, and live longer. This will also reduce the size and barking level of our already very quiet Labrador.
Pros and Cons of the Labrador and Lagotto Romagnolo
Pros of the Labrador:
Easy to Train
Eager to please
Loves to play in water
Pros of the Lagotto:
Quick to learn new things
Can be trained to find Truffles
Good family Dogs
Few genetic issues
Cons of the Labrador:
Can get overweight
Shed a lot
22 genetic variants
Cons of the Lagotto:
Can be shy around new people
Can be vocal
Bella – Labrador Retriever
She is calm, sweet and loving. She’s just had her first litter and is an amazing mama!
Bella is our Labrador Retriever.
Bella was the first Dam in our program, she is a purebred black Labrador retriever bred by Duckmasters in Salem, Oregon. Her Dad was a champion at Field Trials and has a very strong pointing tendency which is greatly desired by upland hunters. She came to us at 8 weeks old on a Father’s Day weekend and we were excited to say the least! We were all shocked at how easy going she was. Honestly she spent most of her days napping and when she was awake she just hung out inside or outside, she didn’t care. She loved to watch our old dog Rosco who was teaching her how to bark at the coyotes and deer! She only had 1 pee accident in the house ever, she never chewed up a single thing and was the easiest dog to teach. She was a dream puppy!
She loves to retrieve and will drop the ball at your feet or I taught her how to set the ball in your hands. Have you ever tried to play fetch with a dog that won’t give up a ball? It’s so annoying! Words can’t really describe Bella but if I had to try I would say she is intelligent, kind, loyal, obedient & friendly. She loves nothing more than to make her people happy and protect the farm from the deer, coyotes and the neighbors goats. I know the Berners and Goldens are more flashy in color but everyone that leaves our farm wants to steal our Bella.
America’s Only Labragotto Puppies!
The Perfect Family Dog! All of Bella’s Labragotto puppies have gone to their new homes. Follow our socials to see updates from their new families and watch them grow! #BellaLitter 2022