Lagotto Romagnolo Breed Maintenance
This breed is a clean breed with little to no shedding or smell, and bathing is typically only needed on a monthly basis. This dog looks its best when its coat is allowed to dry naturally rather than blow drying the fur or brushing it out. Regular clipping of the coat, typically three to four times a year, will help to prevent the tangling and matting of the wool-like coat. As the coat grows back out, it is important to examine it regularly to remove any mats, grass seeds, or burrs, particularly near the animal’s joints, in its beard, and behind its ears. The Lagotto Romagnolo also has a tendency to grow copious amounts of excess hair in their ear canal and to prevent dirt and wax build-up, this will also need to be removed on a regular basis. The Lagotto is also an active breed, both physically and mentally, and they require a great deal of mental stimulation and exercise to be at their best. Fortunately, they enjoy a number of different activities that can help meet these needs, including walks, puzzle toys, swimming sessions, and even agility training courses. Unfortunately, they also like to dig, and will require training to prevent them from digging up the yard.