Bond in Savannah
What the SKC does
The Savannah Kennel Club ‘s mission is the community’s leading authority on all things dog, acting as the premier resource for dog lovers, from the fancier to the everyday owner.
Our purpose is to improve the human canine bond, promote responsible dog ownership, preserve pure bred dogs, and bring the Savannah canine community together.
Breed of the Month
- Lagotto Romagnolo-
TEMPERMENT: Keen / Affectionate / Undemanding
HEIGHT: 17-19 in. (male) 16-18 in. (female)
WEIGHT: 28.5-35 lbs. (male), 24-31 lbs. (female)
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 15-17 years
AKC BREED POPULARITY: 88 OF 200
The Lagotto Romagnolo, Italy's adorable 'truffle dog,' sports a curly coat and lavish facial furnishings. Despite their plush-toy looks, Lagotti are durable workers of excellent nose who root out truffles, a dainty and pricey delicacy.
Italians have a word for it: 'carino.' In English, we say 'cute.' In any language, this breed is totally endearing. The Lagotto Romagnolo (plural: Lagotti Romagnoli) is known for wooly curls that cover the body head to tail, crowned by a lavish beard, eyebrows, and whiskers. Lagotti stand under 20 inches and weigh no more than 35 pounds. But don't be fooled by their teddy-bear looks'these are rugged workers of true strength and endurance. The breed's trademark curls feel and behave more like human hair than fur.