"A whim of nature!" - Shorthair Lagotto
Author: root 25.02.2018
Imagine you have an Italian grandfather. So one from Sicily with Mediterranean tanned complexion. Now, white-skinned like your partner, you would have a child who inherited the complexion of his great-grandfather after the caprice of heredity. Definitely brown-skinned than you both.
Would you love this child less, would this child have fewer talents and a different character than his white-skinned siblings?
The same is true of the Lagotto Romagnolo, in which short-haired specimens were born every now and then - but undoubtedly Lagotti with the racial behavior, with all the talents and advantages of the breed. Who can also inherit all these good pages? just not reliable, the breed-defining curly hair dress.
Shorthaired Lagotti are real Lagotti, as adorable and gorgeous as their curly-haired siblings.
The desire to own a Lagotto Romagnolo is usually triggered by the fact that a curly-haired, friendly water dog of Romagna meets and pleases. And consequently, the expectation is for an over and over curly puppy.
Advances in genetic determination have led to the short hair conditioner now being determinable via genetic testing. Breeders who only want curly Lagotti make sure that the parents of the planned litter do not wear the short hair.
The author, who admires the diversity of the dog's recognized 636 breeds, also likes the short-haired siblings of the curlers, they all have their own character, as you see in the photos here, and are lovely family members. And, not to forget, passionate working dogs!
Author: Jochen H. Eberhardt