Below is an overview of our male dogs. Via the links you can visit the personal page of each male at dutchdogdata.nl and at lagotto.breedarchives.com. Dutchdogdata is the database of the Dutch Kennel Club (Raad van Beheer), where you can find all dogs registered in the studbook in the Netherlands and their official health results. lagotto.breedarchives.com is a public database built by breeders worldwide where you can enter test combinations, among other things.
Questions about one of our males? Feel free to send an email to: rosebuds[@]gmail.com.
For our breeding programme, we work with a diverse group of dogs. The importance of genetic diversity combined with health and behaviour is always paramount for us.
We do not believe in only breeding with completely free parent animals or the lowest possible inbreeding percentage.
We base our breeding programme on the knowledge we have gained over the generations behind our dogs. We use this knowledge to make the lagotto population just a little bit better.
Because even if the inbreeding percentage over 6 generations is very low, if in the generations before these dogs there are dogs carrying the same undesirable trait then the chances of it coming back in the pups are very high.
Unfortunately, several breed descriptions still state that the lagotto can be cautious, while this is not in the breed standard. Unfortunately we also see that the lagotto can show real fear and aggression, it is up to the breeder to take this into consideration for any proposed combination.
This means that breeders have a great responsibility in improving genetic behavioural components. In addition to ensuring a solid foundation for every puppy born.
Breeding with carriers
We also breed with dogs that are carriers of hereditary defects known in the breed that emerge during DNA testing and recessive* in nature.
The advantage of continuing to use these dogs is that you also preserve the genetic variation in the breed. Of course, carriers are always combined with a partner who is free of the same hereditary problem known in the breed. This way, you make sure that puppies from these combinations will never develop the disease. Because to develop a recessive known disease problem, the pup has to get the gene from both parents.
Should we choose not to use the known genetic diseases in the breed we will have a narrower genetic base as a result. Which in turn may cause currently unknown diseases to be expressed.
Captain was born with us and has recently been living in a foster home. He is all male and has proven to be a temperament enhancer.
-Winner youth class Raduno CIL 2020
- Qualification Very Good during working test at Magnatum (Bagno di Romagna 2020)
- Best male KCM 2022
- Dutch Champion
- French Champion
Sem is our second male from the "di Casa Cleo" kennel. A loyal dog who is balanced in everything.
- Best in Show Benelux winner NL 2019
- Winner youth class Raduno CIL 2018
- Best of Breed raduno CIL 2020
- winner breed group 8 dog of the year show 2021
- Dutch Youth Champion
- Youth World Winner 2018
- Benelux junior winner
- Dutch Champion
- Finnish champion
- Swedish Champion
- Spanish champion
- Club winner 2021
- Winner 2022