The origin of the Lagotto Romagnolo cannot be established today. Some researchers believe that the ancestor of the breed was a peat dog, others are inclined to the version of an ash log. It is reliably known that the first mention of Lagotto dates back to the 16th century.
Italians themselves believe that Turkish sailors brought dogs of this breed to the country. The pets immediately attracted attention with their hunting skills. In the 17th century, they were already constant companions of game hunters. Moreover, the dogs showed themselves best of all on the water. But with the draining of reservoirs, work for animals suddenly ceased. The breeders were not at a loss: the dogs turned out to be talented bloodhounds, and truffles became their new prey. And today, Italians use Lagotto Romagnolo in their search for this delicacy.