May 26,2020 Please Read!
This questionnaire is a first step to allow me to learn a little about you and what you are looking for in a canine companion. If you have reviewed my web site you know that I do not breed often and selectively place the puppies- not 'first come, first get'.
At this current time myself and other Lagotto Breeders are recieving 20+ inquiries for puppies every week. If you are serious about locating a quality dog from an ethical Breeder you can easily expect to wait at least 12-18 months for that puppy to be available. You should plan to take the time to research each Breeder and build a relationship so when the time is right they will be able to place the right puppy with you.
This breed is growing in recognition very fast. If you choose not to wait for a Breeder that selectively breeds for health, temperament and careful placement I hope that it works out for you. Unfortnately we are seeing that it is not for many people and they are feeling the consequences of the 'right now' puppy through health and/or behavioral problems.
This breed requires very dedicated efforts for socialization and structured training. It is a working breed and requires outlets for those traits through mental exercise as well as physical. While it can be a very lovely, affectionate breed they are not 'teddy bears' and every family need to be ready for the commitment of spending at least the first 18 months actively working with, socializing, training and exposing their dog to the world outside the home.
I am happy to answer questions and try to assist you in finding a quality Breeder that you can work with.
If your goal is to quickly find the first available puppy it may not be necessary to fill out this questionnaire.
A big thing for you to consider:
Knowing the overwhelming inquiries for puppies by ethical, quality Breeders if you run across someone that has puppies available 'right now' you should be asking yourself "Why?" they have them available.
Thank you for reading and thoughtfully considering before filling out the Interest Questionniare.