Lagotto Romagnolo

Goldie, the Lagotto Romagnolo, that was a Surprise Birthday Present (part 5)

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“We’ve only had Goldie for a little over a month and house breaking is still a work in progress.

I can walk her for an hour and sometimes she waits until we get back home, and pee’s as soon as we get back inside the apartment.

One of the great things about having Goldie, is that she reduces my stress level.

I don’t think about my own problems, because she is a great distraction.

I leave later for work and get home earlier every day to walk Goldie.”

Goldie, the Lagotto Romagnolo, that was a Surprise Birthday Present (part 4)

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“The breeder said she was housebroken.

Maybe he just made a mistake.

She pee’d and pooped in the apartment right away.

I came upstairs and said, it smells strange, and promptly stepped in dog poop.

Realizing she wasn’t housebroken, we put her in a crate in the kitchen, but she howled constantly, until we moved her crate to our bedroom.”

Goldie, the Lagotto Romagnolo, that was a Surprise Birthday Present (part 3)

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“One of the clincher’s for me, was that I didn’t have to drive or fly to get her.

I told him, yes, please drop her off.

I fell in love with her immediately and my wife was in deep shock.

I then explained to her that I would do all the walking and all she had to do was feed her.

There was a slight problem- housebreaking.”

Goldie, the Lagotto Romagnolo, that was a Surprise Birthday Present (part 2)

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“The breeder said that he had a Lagotto that was supposed to be a show dog, but her ears wouldn’t stand up.

She was a show flunkie.

He said, he was going into the city that night and if I wanted her, he would drop her off.

Also, it was my wife’s birthday, and I thought the puppy would be a great gift, the best.”

Goldie, the Lagotto Romagnolo, that was a Surprise Birthday Present (part 1)

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“Toby, our last dog, a huge Wheaton Terrier, died about two and a half years ago and it was just time for a new pup.

I did a little research online.

I needed another hypoallergenic dog and I didn’t want to try to replace Toby, so I decided to get a different breed.

I wanted a female this time and a slightly smaller dog.

I called up a Lagotto breeder who I found on the web.”