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Lagotto Romagnolo

The Lagotto Romagnolo is enjoying a second career as the world’s foremost truffle-hunting dog. The rustic, curly coat which once protected the dog from freezing water now keeps him safe from thorns and brambles as he searches the forest for truffles, buried deep in the ground. In the mid 19th century, concerned breeders began an effort to breed dogs that would ignore game, and to develop the large nose and nasal passages that make him an expert in following scent. Agile in both mind and body, he has the endurance to work all day in challenging terrain and weather.