Characteristics ans selection
Our dogs

The breeding of the Lagotto Romagnolo is guided by a well-defined breeding standard. This standard that has been thought up, drafted and modified in the past years by breed founders – or better “rediscovers”, identifies and describes the ideal traits that a true Lagotto shall have. In the dog shows, for example, that dog that comes closest to the standard will be the winner.

During the perpetual and constant research for the “perfect” dog each breeder has his own preferences for certain characteristics that he believes in or prefers for different reasons. Our selection, in particular, has the aim to breed puppies that will grow into equilibrated adults, with good working attitudestrong and healthy, of medium size, without touching the extremes of huge or tiny dogs.

A “Conditio sine qua non” for all our dogs is being healthy, both according to phenotype and to genotype. That’s why we are working together with renowned research institution, both private and university, in order to test the dogs that are selected for reproduction and to ensure their genetic health (hip dysplasia controls, epilepsy and DNA). The coat that we prefer and aim at is rough and curly, with colors being mainly brown, white-brown and roan brown.

We take part in ENCI and FCI shows, both for beauty and for working, and we test our dogs for truffle searching, with additional help of instructors. All our dogs are used to search for natural truffles (as opposed to essence searching), with our male Cacao della Metaurense and our female Carla being the top of the excellence.


Our male dogs

  • Italian Beauty Champion 2016, validated after qualification in truffle searching
  • Young Italian Champion ENCI 2014
  • HDA ED Boderline
  • Son of "Cico", Italian and International CH and "Mendy"
  • Son of "Dudu dei Colli Irpini", Italian CH and "Il Granaio dei Malatesta Fiona", Italian CH
  • 1° place in “Debutante” class, TRUFFLE SEARCHING COMPETITION FOR LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO, BAGNO DI ROMAGNA (FC), 2015
  • 3° place in “Debutante” class, TRUFFLE SEARCHING COMPETITION FOR LAGOTTO ROMAGNOLO, GUBBIO (PG), 2015
  • Son of Reproduction CH "Black" and "Zeta"

Our female dogs

  • Daughter of "Dudu dei Colli Irpini", Italian CH and "Margot"
  • Young Italian Champion 2014
  • Daughter of "Lorenzo della Taparina", Italian CH and "Emilia della Taparina", Italian CH
  • HDA and ED0
  • Daughter of "Pina della Taparina", Young Italian Champion and "Ettore"
  • Daughter of "Pina della Taparina", Young Italian Champion and "Ettore"
  • Daughter of "Pina della Taparina", Young Italian Champion and "Ettore"
  • Daughter of "Full della Metaurense", Italian CH and "Cacaomeravigliao Fondente"
  • Daughter of "Full della Metaurense", Italian CH and "Cacaomeravigliao Latte"