What is a Labragotto?

You are probably wondering what a Labragotto is and why we are breeding them.

The Labrador Retriever is a relatively well known dog breed – one of the classic family dogs.  They are known for their traits of being good with family, young children and other dogs and animals. They are easy to train, playful and love to fetch. 

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a dog breed that is rare in the US and not broadly known here. This breed is an Italian waterdog and are well known for their ability to hunt truffles. They are very easy to train and not easily startled. They are known for being eager to please, smart, independent and undemanding. 

Is the Labragotto is related to the Labradoodle? Well, the answer is yes, but not in the way that one would think. The Labragotto is a Labrador and a Lagotto Romagnolo, whereas a Labradoodle is a Labrador with a Poodle. They will look very similar because they have the same type of curly, non-shedding coat.

History of the Poodle: The Lagotto Romagnolo is an old breed, documented to go back several hundred years. Amongst other breeds, the Poodle is a descendant of the Lagotto Romagnolo. The Lagotto’s coat is one of the main genetic traits that has been passed on to the Poodle.  This is the curly, non-shedding coat which is hypoallergenic. This coat allows those who have allergies to dogs to be able to enjoy these canine friends.  This is one of the most important features in both the Labragotto, and the Labradoodle. In taking the Labradoodle back to its roots, we introduce: The Labragotto!

We hand-pick the sire and dam for our litters, specifically looking for genetically clear and healthy dogs to get a family dog that is loving, friendly, easy to train, calm, patient, independent, smart and healthy.

Our dam is calm, eager to please, patient, smart and easy to train.

The sire was imported from Italy from a long line of truffle hunting dogs. He is undemanding, calm, friendly, smart, independent and focused.

Both have been tested and are genetically clear, and this is backed by our health guarantee in our contract.

The Labragotto is a breed that takes all the best qualities of these breeds and combines them, making wonderful family dogs that anyone can welcome into their home and love.