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  • July 07, 2016 8:08 PM | Kimberly McBee

    2017 Calendar Picture Request

    Let the Summer Festivities begin!  Including submitting pictures for the much anticipated 2017 LRCA Calendar.   Our goal for our primary fund raiser is to increase sales to help support the clubs mission of providing education, guidance and mentorship to all who are interested in the welfare and advancement of the breed.   

    We, the Calendar Committee look forward to viewing the 100’s of submission received.  Again this year, the owner of the photo gracing the cover will be awarded a calendar and bragging rights for 2017.

     Important details:  All submissions must be received by August 15th.  Please submit a maximum of 5, Landscape (horizontal orientation), high quality resolution photos to lagottocalendar@gmail.com  In the subject line include only the owners name and the dog(s) names so the appropriate credits can be referenced and we can contact you if we have any questions.

    Even more important-legal stuff: Please note that by submitting pictures you are acknowledging that you own the rights to release the images without compensation.

    Hurry don’t delay as we can’t wait to see all your adorable dogs doing all things Lagotto!!


  • May 10, 2016 6:21 PM | Kimberly McBee

    Keepin’ it Special!

    OK, have we made a believer out of you yet? For those of you newly returned from Perry, GA, thank you for your support and confidence. Wash off the road dust, kick up your feet, and take a second to bask in the moment. And for those of you who didn’t get the chance to make the trip, we hope to see you in Ft. Worth in 11 short months.

    Let’s take a minute or two to talk about some of the things you’ll want to know.

    The Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex is the largest metropolitan area in the South with a total of about 7 million inhabitants. Dallas - the easternmost of the pair - is the more commercial, Ft. Worth, the smaller, the more historic and “old guard”. Our show will be held in conjunction with the Ft. Worth Kennel Club which prides itself on a tradition of Texas hospitality stretching back to 1920. DFW Airport is situated squarely between the two and is about a twenty minute drive from the show site and you can get a nonstop flight there from pretty much anyplace on the planet.

    As in Perry, we’ve tried to keep everything in the same corridor so that you won’t get lost - our host hotel, the show site, and the venues for our two meals are all located on University Drive within a two mile spread, but if you’re feeling adventurous and like straying off the beaten path, there’s plenty to do including world class museums, the Bass Performance Hall, TCU, Sundance Square, and the Old Stockyards which to this day serve as a railhead for cattle drives not to mention the renowned “Billy Bob’s”, the world’s largest honkytonk.

    You’ll also find restaurants ranging from fine dining to indigenous cuisine (Joe T. Garcia’s, Torchy’s Tacos, Babe’s Fried Chicken, Rodeo Goat and too many proudful barbecue joints to mention.) Our host hotel is the Hawthorn Suites on University Drive.

    All rooms are large suite configurations (one or two bedrooms available) with a living area and kitchenette and have patios or balconies ideal for setting up an ex pen or crate. The hotel abuts the Trinity River and a good number of the rooms will look out on it with its jogging path and green belt. We’ll be posting the Group Reservation Code as soon as the ink dries on the contract.

    The show site is due North about two miles at the Will Rogers Complex (here’s its link: http://www.willrogersmemorialcenter.com ). We’ll be in the main building, the Amon G. Carter Exhibits Hall (you’ll be seeing that name a lot around Ft. Worth) in the Round Up Inn Ballroom. You’ll find it to be huge and carpeted - truly Texas sized - and the only breed we’ll be sharing it with will be the Sussex Spaniels who will also be holding their National there. Grooming space will be across the hall, there’s an alley that runs along side for easy unloading, and there’s abundant parking directly in front - covered is an option across the street.

    Our specialty date is Friday, March 24, 2017 and it will be followed by two full days of all breed shows - details to follow - and once again Onofrio will be the superintendent. We’ll start with a welcome reception, buffet, and auction again on Thursday evening the 23rd at a venue which we think you’ll find delightful and surprising and less than a five minute walk from the hotel, and we’ll hold our Judges Dinner on Friday after the Specialty at a restaurant located in the heart of the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens - weather permitting, we might even do it al fresco. Some of you have already purchased shirts with the 2017 artwork.

    For those who haven’t, Hilarie still has a few pieces left in long sleeve tees in limited sizes from the first run so give her a call. We’ll also have more surprises in store as we pick up steam. We’ll start posting details pretty soon so keep checking this page.

    See y’all in Ft. Worth!


  • April 24, 2016 12:01 AM | Kimberly McBee

    2016 National Specialty Show Results - Perry, GA.

    Best of Breed: CH DIG'N DESIGNER BELLINI. SR794236/04. 06/26/2013. Bitch. BREEDER: Robin Morehouse. By GCH CH Pinon Massaggero Di Pinon-Oohlala's Gucci Guilty RE. OWNER: Christine Mullen. AGENT: Wendi J Brown.

     Best of Opposite: GCH CH IL GRANAIO DEI MALATESTA ADRIANO CM2 CGC. SR782524/01. 11/01/2012. Dog. BREEDER: Monica Benelli. By Bruno Del Monte Della Dea-I1 Granaio Dei Malatesta Miranda. OWNER: Carolyn Talbert & Jim Talbert. AGENT: Heather Buehner-Helmer.

    Best of Winners: TEOFILO GORSKA FANTAZJA. SR917674/01. 11/13/2014. BREEDER: Beata Radomska. By Attila Dei Boschi D'Oro-Carmen Kwiat Morza Gorzska Fantazja. OWNER: Kendal & David Walters.

     Winners Bitch: ALLEGRO'S NEW ERA CRESCENDO. SR826191/01. 05/16/2014. BREEDER: Adrienne Perry & Jane Lash. By Ch Terzo Kleo of Golden Comfort CDX-Ch Nostryffelns Ottima Opera. OWNER: Jim and Amy Dickey.

     

    Select Dog: CH ANGELUS MEI CAEL. SR685270/02. 04/21/2010. Dog. BREEDER: Jozef Fodor. By Lucignolo Del Pesco-Bl-Bl L R Z Machova Kraje. OWNER: Andrea Shaffer. 

     Select Bitch: GCH CH NOSTRYFFELNS OTTIMA OPERA RN BN. SR720908/01. 10/27/2011. Bitch. BREEDER: Kristina Gustafsson. By Civetta Dei Boschi D'Oro-Nostryffelns Fiorella. OWNER: Adrienne Perry & Jane Lash.

    Best Head:  TEOFILO GORSKA FANTAZJA
    Best Construction and Movement: DIG'N DESIGNER BELLINI
    Best Coat: GCH CH NOSTRYFFELNS OTTIMA OPERA RN BN 
    Best Puppy: TWO BY TWO ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME. SR894926/04. 09/25/2015. BREEDER: Owner. By Two By Two Dancing With Myself CM-Two By Two Amazing Faith CM. OWNER: Sonia Lopez. AGENT: Donald R Powell II.
    Stud Dog: GCH CH PINON MASSAGGERO DI PINON. SR742719/01. 04/14/2012. Dog. BREEDER: Lisabeth Ransjo Shirley. By Nillatorps Focaccio-Niella Di Crival. OWNER: Robin Morehouse & Andrea Shaffer.
    Brood Bitch: GCH CH NOSTRYFFELNS OTTIMA OPERA RN BN. SR720908/01. 10/27/2011. Bitch. BREEDER: Kristina Gustafsson. By Civetta Dei Boschi D'Oro-Nostryffelns Fiorella. OWNER: Adrienne Perry & Jane Lash.
    Best in Sweepstakes: TEOFILO GORSKA FANTAZJA.
    Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Sweepstakes: TWO BY TWO JUST BECAUSE
    Best Junior Handler: 
    Olivia Eichelberger, showing  GCH CH ROZEBOTTEL'S BIG MACK AT GRANDCRU from the Open Junior class


  • April 10, 2016 6:56 PM | Kimberly McBee

    Wednesday, April 13th - Ring 3 at 11:20am

    Thursday April 14th - Ring 6 at 1:50pm

    Friday April 15th - Ring 10 at 12:40pm

    Saturday April 16th - Ring 14 at 8:30am

  • 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).

    SPORTING BREEDS

       41  LAGOTTO  9-19- 7-5

            8  SWEEPSTAKES

            1  VETERAN DOGS

            3  STUD DOG

            1  BROOD BITCH

    JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES

        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

    BEST OF BREED

    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.


 
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