• April 09, 2016 8:09 PM | Kimberly McBee

    Breed Counts - Lagotto Romagnolo Club of America, Inc.

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    The number before each Breed(Variety) indicates the number of dogs entered in that Breed(Variety). The numbers following each Breed(Variety) indicates the number of Regular Class Dogs, Regular Class Bitches,Best of Breed(Variety)(Dogs-Bitches).


       41  LAGOTTO  9-19- 7-5

            8  SWEEPSTAKES

            1  VETERAN DOGS

            3  STUD DOG

            1  BROOD BITCH


        1  JR SHOW OP JR

        1  JR SHOW OP SR

  • March 08, 2016 11:56 AM | Kendal Walters (Administrator)
    March 25th - Final postmark date for Specialty Events Orders if paid by check
    March 30th - (noon) Entries close for all Peach Blossom Cluster shows

    March 30th - (noon) Entries close for the 1st LRCA National Specialty
    March 31st - Reservations closing date for Special Events Orders (PayPal)

    March 31st - Final date to pre-order Specialty catalog

    April 15th - LRCA Specialty begins with Welcome Buffet and Auction!
    April 16th - LRCA Supported Entry - Atlanta Kennel Club show

    April 16th - LRCA awards High in Trial at Atlanta Kennel Club show
    April 16th - LRCA Annual Meeting (following all-breed judging)
    April 17th - Conformation Judging for the LRCA Specialty!
    • Dr. Giovanni Morsiani - Regular classes
    • Wayne Holbrook - Sweepstakes
    • Mary Ellen Macke - Junior Showmanship
    This Post Submitted by LRCA Member:  Mel Sykes

  • February 21, 2016 2:55 PM | Kendal Walters (Administrator)

    Congratulations to CH Rozebottel's Big Mack At Grandcru for being awarded the very first BEST OF BREED win at the esteemed Westminster Kennel Club on February 16, 2016.  Mack is owned by Melanie Steele & Rindi Gaudet and bred by Katrien Van Gemert. 

    Congratulations to all the winners!  Full results below

    2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Results


    CH Rozebottel's Big Mack At Grandcru
    Breed: Lagotto Romagnolo
    Sex: Dog
    Breeder: KHJG Van Gemert
    Sire: Rozebottel's Big Spender
    Dam: Gleska Goody-Goody
    Owner: Melanie Steele & Rindi Gaudet

    Best of Opposite Sex CH Perfetto Here For A Good Time
    Breed: Lagotto Romagnolo
    Sex: Bitch
    Breeder: Andrea Shaffer
    Sire: Angelus Mei Cael
    Dam: Monica Vitti
    Owner: Andrea Shaffer & Joy Nachmias
    SEL CH Pinon Massaggero Di Pinon
    Breed: Lagotto Romagnolo
    Sex: Dog
    Breeder: Shirley Lisbeth Ransjo
    Sire: Nillatorps Focaccio
    Dam: Niell Di Crival
    Owner: Andrea Shaffer & Robin Morehouse
    AOM GCH Il Granaio Dei Malatesta Adriano CM2 CGC
    Breed: Lagotto Romagnolo
    Sex: Dog
    Breeder: Monica Benelli
    Sire: Bruno Del Monte Della Dea
    Dam: Il Granaio Dei Malatesta Miranda
    Owner: Carolyn Talbert & Jim Talbert

    Best of Winners Dig'N Designer Bellini
    Breed: Lagotto Romagnolo
    Sex: Bitch
    Breeder: Robin Morehouse
    Sire: Pinon Mero Di Pinon
    Dam: Ooh La La Gucci Guilty
    Owner: Christine Mullen

  • February 21, 2016 12:05 PM | Elizabeth Williams

    We are very excited about the LRCA Premier Specialty in Perry, GA on April 17th and all of the social events and opportunities to meet and greet during the weekend.

    Whether you are showing a dog, competing in a performance event or have a special place in your live for a Lagotto this will be a fun & educational weekend to meet the breed, meet fellow breed enthusiasts and just be with the dogs!!
    Check out the link on the home page for details of the weekend and special events.
    Reservations at the host hotel are going fast! Be sure to reference "LRCA" when making a reservation to get the special rate.
    Registration for the Welcome Reception Dinner & Auction, Ringside Lunches and Judges Dinner are available online until March 31!!
    The countdown has begun......

  • December 02, 2015 12:38 PM | Leslie Arner

    Over several years, there has been some concern over the years that the Lagotto may have a gene that causes the incidence of early cataract development.  Some of you may have seen a post on Facebook recently from a breeder in Finland who has found the cataract issue in one of her lines and is supporting further genetic studies to find and isolate the gene.  While a lab in Finland had agreed to conduct research, they have since found out that the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics in Germany had already begun such a study.  Here is a link with further information regarding the study:  http://www.greccio.de/pdfs/katarakt_1.pdf

    Anyone wishing to participate in this study should contact Eva Fauth, juergen.fauth@t-online.de and she will guide you on what is needed and what to do.  The testing will require blood samples and they are looking for samples from both cataract free and affected dogs.  Some samples have already been collected in Finland, and hopefully they will work together in this important work.  

  • November 04, 2015 4:53 PM | Leslie Arner

    The first annual Lagotto Romagnolo nationals will be held in April 2016 in Perry, Georgia. Learn more by clicking the National Specialty Show link on the Home page. 

    Information on making reservations at the host hotel is now available and the merchandise will be posted for sale soon. For more information about the show, contact the Specialty Chair, Jeffrey Fischer.

  • October 15, 2015 1:04 PM | Leslie Arner

    We have a new page of FAQs for using the website membership management functions and forums, called Member Website FAQs. It is located under the Resources tab. Please read through the questions if you need help accessing your profile, changing your contact information, getting a new password, etc. If you still have trouble using the website let us know. Thank you!

    The Website Team
  • August 30, 2015 1:41 PM | Leslie Arner

    For those members of the club wishing to discuss club business issues with other members, go to the new LRCA Members Forum. You may post messages or respond to messages on the Members Forum by first logging into the website using your user name and password. If you would like to receive email updates when a new message is posted, check Subscribe. You do not need to subscribe to read or post to the forum- but you must be logged into the site as a member of the LRCA.

    The Dog Events Forum is for posting and discussing dog shows and events with other members. Log in as described above to read or post to this forum.

    If you have any questions or have trouble logging into the website let me know.

    Leslie Arner

  • August 05, 2015 5:37 PM | Kerin Schwartz

    The American Kennel Club is hosting it's 13th Annual Dog Ownership Day in Raleigh NC on September 19th.  This event is free to the public and has many demonstrations, activities and a Meet the Breed event.  See link for more details:  http://cdn.akc.org/akcdoglovers/NEWVERS_RDO_Flier2015_YGuidesr.pdf

    The LRCA will be attending this event and I am in need of someone to be the set-up/contact person for the Meet the Breed event as well as participants that could go to show your pup off and educate the public on the Lagotto.

    If you would like to participate, please contact me at DirectorSM@lagottous.com.  The LRCA appreciates your support, without you these events wouldn't be possible for us to educate the public about our wonderful breed!

    Thank you,

    Sandy Mignonga

    Breed Education Chair

  • July 31, 2015 1:53 PM | Leslie Arner

    The presentation is now re-posted on the website under Resources.

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