History of Lagotto Romagnolo in Canada

In 1999, the first known Lagotto Romagnolo imported to Canada came from the famous delle Farnie kennel in Italy and was imported to Alberta. This became the first Lagotto Romagnolo breeder in Canada and was soon followed by another breeder in Ontario in 2000 and another in Nova Scotia in 2004.

Although these pioneer Lagotto breeders have since retired from breeding, we will always be grateful to them for introducing this wonderful breed to Canada.

On July 1st, 2012 the Canadian Kennel Club officially recognized the Lagotto as a listed breed. Although the breed is not yet fully recognized by the CKC, Canadian Lagotto Romagnolo breeders and owners are proudly showing their dogs in the ring and striving to educate fellow Canadians about our wonderful breed.

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Lagotto History

The Lagotto Romagnolo Breed
Lagotto Romagnolo are affectionate, undemanding and devoted dogs. They make an excellent companion and enjoy being with their owners. Read more . . .

Legacy of the Lagotto

Legacy of the Lagotto
The limit of the Lagotto’s skill is unknown, and new talents are still being revealed. Explore all of the known and yet to be discovered potential of the Lagotto Romagnolo. Read more . . .


The LRCC holds events such as National Specialties, meet the breed events, etc. Please refer to this page for information and details on upcoming events. Read more . . .

Breed Standard

Show Dogs
The breeders listed on the Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Canada site agree to adhere to the breeding standards outlined in the Approved Standard by F.C.I. in 1995. Read more
"Lagotto Romagnolo dogs are focused and do well at agility or obedience training." Learn more...

Our goals and responsibilities

  • Promote the breeding, welfare and advancement of the Lagotto Romagnolo in Canada
  • Organize events and communicate information and knowledge about the breed to its members
  • Promote contact between breeders and prospective buyers, as well as maintain friendly relationships among club members
  • Maintan contacts with foreign Lagotto clubs

" Properly trained, man can be dog's best friend "

~ Cory Ford

The LRCC wishes to thank PetSecure for their continued support with our club and our events.

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