May 6th was beautiful day for our first ever Mid-Willamette Valley Lagotto Party at Laurel Ridge Winery, Carlton, OR. Such a thrill it was to see all of nineteen Lagotti in one place, and to meet their awesome people. Groomer, Heather Graziano was on hand to talk about the quirky grooming issues peculiar to … More These Lagotti Know How to Party!
People remember their baby’s first words, their first steps, and lots of other firsts. I will remember little Gnocchi’s first wild truffle, found out in the big dog woods today. Her sister, Caccia, found her first wild truffles today, too. They were joined by their cousins, Uni, who found her first truffle in the same … More First Wild Truffle
Yellow, now going by the name of: Yellow Bella Gnocchi de Salem’s Truffle Underground, is heading home to Reno, Nevada, with her new family. Here she is at a cafe in Eugene with her new best friend, Ross, showing off her civilization skills. Here’s Yellow teaching Julia how to hold the end of her leash, … More Yellow Heading Home
…and the Results are Adorable. At three weeks, Sophia’s puppies are already famous. We are so honored to be a part of Modern Farmer’s farm dog issue, Fall 2017. Photographer Brown Cannon III did an amazing job capturing the puppies’ little personalities, and the dogs enjoyed posing for him. All the folks at Modern Farmer … More Lagotto Truffle Hunting Puppies Infiltrate a Farming Magazine…
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a water dog, webbed feet and all. These pups are no exception; they even enjoy their baths. Well, all except one. With the temperature reaching nearly 100 degrees last weekend, the kids decided to have a pool party. Here are the highlights:
Now that we’ve established that the truffle target is the greatest thing in the world (besides Mom), the pups are having a little friendly competition to see who gets to it first. The target we are using is a pill bottle with a cotton ball sprinkled with a few drops of truffle oil … More Puppy Gang Truffle Hunt – 14 Weeks
At 13 weeks, Sophia’s pups are learning their leash manners. Here’s a short video of Yellow showing off. Yellow has a particular enthusiasm for leash walking and is giving great attention.
Gnocchi (13 weeks) and her cousin, Uni (15 weeks) are learning to hunt truffles outside. This is Uni’s first time hunting outside and Gnocchi’s first time training at a remote location. We’re keeping it fun and exciting! Both pups are doing a great job, they are becoming fast friends, and will be ready for the … More Baby Games – Truffles
So you’ve bought a truffle puppy and taught her to hunt. You find a great spot and find a fistful of truffles. Now what? One of my favorite things to do with a truffle is infuse a stick of butter with it, and then use that butter on everything. But now I have more options. … More What To Do with All Those Truffles