ABOUT THE KENNEL
Toplica Truffles kennel aims to advance the breed in both health and capacity. Since 2009, we have been working on the improvement of our dogs, as well as the breed in general, by finding our puppies an ideal home and responsible owners who will continue the path we started. Each future owner whose dog comes from our kennel has a daily support and assists with all obstacles and problems.
Our puppies are transported in secured plastic cages. We guarantee a safe arrival at any international airport worldwide, providing the necessary documentation for international transportation including a chip, passport and health card. Our dogs are always delivered from the kennel in the best condition and arrive at the destination in good health, with the care and attention of the company Cargo. The Lagota puppy is delivered with a producer or a reliable partner at your address.
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The making of a winner
The race’s history
The race’s history dates back to the Renaissance in Italy, and most probably well before that. They were originally raised as hunters to help catch Rumanian marsh game birds. Their waterproof fur protected them against cold water while diving.
However, at the end of the eighties of the last century, a large part of the wetlands were drained and these dogs would have been out of work, if not for their excellent sense of smell, which helped them discover truffles. Over time, Lagotto has become increasingly common in the regions of Lombardia, Tuscany and Romagna. From then to now, it has been perfectly suited to that goal.
At the end of the seventies, interest in the breed began to wane and it would have completely disappeared if it weren’t for the enthusiasts who fought for its preservation in the eighties. Since then, interest has spread worldwide and, in July 2015, the Lagoto Romagnolo was recognized as a sporting dog by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
In modern times, the Lagoto is the only race dedicated to finding truffles, and their natural propensity for digging and extraordinary sense of hearing makes them unassailable in this job.