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  • November 03, 2017 4:40 PM | Hilarie Gibbs-Sykes (Administrator)


                The LRCA will once again be supporting the conformation entry at the affiliated all breed shows on Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th in conjunction with the Silver Bay Kennel Club. Saturday’s judge will be Ricardo Forastieri-Gonzalez of Mexico and Sunday’s will be Marissa Clark of Fox Island, WA.

                 Obedience will be offered through the auspices of the Obedience Club of San Diego County on Friday, February 23rd and will be supported by the LRCA, and the Silver Bay Kennel Club will offer agility all three days. Superintending and entry services will be available through Jack Bradshaw Dog Shows.

                 Additionally, Linda Reece of  Newport News, VA has graciously agreed to officiate in Junior Showmanship and Beginner Puppy in conjunction with the LRCA National on Friday.

  • September 16, 2017 3:41 PM | Adrienne Perry

     The Board of Directors of the Lagotto Romagnolo Club of Directors announces the Nominating Committee for 2017.

    Nominating Committee 2017

    Mel Sykes, Chair (Tennessee )

    Faith Robb (Arizona)

    Barry Wagner (Indiana)


    John Siperek (Oregon)

    Suzi Giannoni (Georgia)

    Anyone that is interested in volunteering for a board position, please let the committee know by sending an email to the Chair, Mel Sykes, at 


    Thank you to those that volunteered to serve on the committee.

    -LRCA Board of Directors   

  • May 03, 2017 10:25 AM | Kendal Walters (Administrator)

    The Lagotto Romagnolo Club of America held its 2nd Annual National Specialty in Fort Worth, Texas this year. 

    Full Results Available on the show superintendent's website www.onofrio.com

    JUDGE: Mr Douglas A Johnson

    Best of Breed

    CH GCHS ROZEBOTTEL'S MACK AT GRANDCRU. SR884586/01. 03/18/2015. Dog. BREEDER: KHJG Van Gemert. By Rozebottel's Big Spender-Gleska Goody-Goody. OWNER: Melanie S Steele & Julie Bailey & B Chase & M Wood. AGENT: Rindi A Gaudet, AKC Reg. Handler.

    Best of Opposite Sex/Best of Winners
    ROZEBOTTEL'S CARAMEL BROWNIE. SR958165/01. 12/25/2015. BREEDER: Katrien van Gemert. By Panettone di Terra Incognita CM6-Gingercreek Truffle Perfect Toffe WW-14. OWNER: Katrien van Gemert & Lisa Sobon.

    Select Dog
    CH BORIS. SR964006/01. 06/06/2015. Dog. BREEDER: Maurizio Marcelli. By Noe Del Monte Della Dea-Ursala Del Monte Della Dea. OWNER: Andrea Shaffer. AGENT: Lisa Arnett.

    Select Bitch
    CH GCH DOLCE VITA LIVIA. SR870759/01. 01/18/2015. Bitch. BREEDER: Sandra Mignogna. By Ch Dante delle Gualdarie DAN-Ch Comes Cordis Orcia. OWNER: Sandy Mignogna

    Awards of Merit
    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

    GCHB CH IL GRANAIO DEI MALATESTA ADRIANO CM2 CGCD. SR782524/01. 11/01/2012. Dog. BREEDER: Monica Benelli. By Bruno Del Monte Della Dea-Il Granaio Dei Malatesta Miranda. OWNER: Carolyn Talbert & Jim Talbert. AGENT: Zack Helmer.

    CH FRIENDLY LAGOTTO ADRIANO. SR943237/01. 08/20/2015. Dog. BREEDER: Szabo Zsuzsanna. By Glesak For Real-Angelus Mei Fola. OWNER: Lisa Sobon & Robert Sobon.

    CH DIG'N SAINTLY ASSISI. SR814593/04. 01/29/2014. Bitch. BREEDER: Robin Morehouse & Sheri Locklin. By Gch Ch Pinon Massaggero Di Pinon CM-OohLaLa's Gucci Guilty RE CGC. OWNER: Robin Morehouse & Sheri Locklin.

    Winner's Dog
    LARCAN'S GRAND FINALE. SR945181/01. 04/25/2016. BREEDER: Lisa Sobon & Robert Sobon. By Rozebottel's Big Spender-Siena. OWNER: Lisa & Robert Sobon

    Reserve Winner's Dog
    FANTASIA ITALIANA DELLA DIG'N. SR909051/08. 11/10/2015. BREEDER: Robin Morehouse. By Arezzo-Ch Dig'n Delicious Cous Cous LM. OWNER: Robin Morehouse & Mary Wolf

    Reserve Winner's Bitch
    PINON MOLINO. SR952183/02. 10/19/2015. BREEDER: Lisbeth S Ransjo & Jackson Shirley. By Meo-Pinon Malva Di Pinon. OWNER: Robin Morehouse.

    JUDGE: Mrs Lynn D Looper
    Best in Sweepstakes
    AMORE'S CAMILLO. SR952342/01. 04/19/2016. BREEDER: Marcello Petricciuolo. By Casper-Fae. OWNER: Linda Campbell

    Best Opposite in Sweepstakes
    ROZEBOTTEL'S CARAMEL BROWNIE. SR958165/01. 12/25/2015. BREEDER: Katrien van Gemert. By Panettone di Terra Incognita CM6-Gingercreek Truffle Perfect Toffe WW-14. OWNER: Katrien van Gemert & Lisa Sobon

    JUDGE: Mrs Nancy D Simmons

    Alexia Robles.47283886005. . CH GCH TERZO KLEO OF GOLDEN COMFORT CM2 CDX TD RE. SR577766/01. 03/08/2009. Dog. Lagotti Romagnoli. Breeder: Susanne Tlach-Egger. By Tio Babe's Divino Ti Amo-Klea Emilia Of Golden Comfort. Owner: Adrienne Perry & Jane Lash & Alexia Robles,

    JUDGE: Mrs Lynn D Looper
    LAGOTTI ROMAGNOLI, Puppy Dogs 4 Mos & Under 6 Mos .
    5 ALLEGRO'S LOCK STOCK AND BARREL. SR958083/01. 10/31/2016. BREEDER: Adrienne Perry & Jane Lash. By Ch GCH Terzo Kleo Of Golden Comfort CDX TD-Ch GCHB Nostryffelns Ottima Opera. OWNER: Allison Baker.
    6 ALLEGRO'S BURNIN' THE BREEZE. SR958083/09. 10/31/2016. BREEDER: owners. By Ch GCH CH Terzo Kleo of Golden Comfort RE CDX TD-Ch GCHB CH Nostryffelns Ottima Opera RN BN. OWNER: Adrienne Perry and Jane Lash.

    JUDGE: Mrs Nancy D Simmons
    Novice A.

    182.5 / 1/HT 93 PERFETTO PICCOLA. SR825686/05. 03/31/2014. Bitch. Lagotti Romagnoli. Breeder: Andrea Shaffer. By Angelus Mei Cael CM4 CGC-Monica Vitti CGC. Owner: Barry Wagner & Andrea Shaffer.

    Beginner Novice A.
    187.0 / 1 (97)
    ALLEGRO'S NEW ERA CRESCENDO CGC. SR826191/01. 05/16/2014. Bitch. Lagotti Romagnoli. Breeder: Adrienne Perry & Jane Lash. By Ch Terzo Kleo of Golden Comfort CDX-Ch Nostryffelns Ottima Opera. Owner: Jim and Amy Dickey.

    Beginner Novice B.

    194.5 / 1 (100) OOHLALA'S GUCCI GUILTY RE CGC. SR635071/02. 07/15/2009. Bitch. Lagotti Romagnoli. Breeder: Robin Morehouse. By Swiss Teodoro Of Golden Comfort-Fusilla Della OohLaLa RE CM. Owner: Robin Morehouse.

    Rally Novice B Class.
    092.0 / 1 85 PERFETTO PICCOLA. SR825686/05. 03/31/2014. Bitch. Lagotti Romagnoli. Breeder: Andrea Shaffer. By Angelus Mei Cael CM4 CGC-Monica Vitti CGC. Owner: Barry Wagner & Andrea Shaffer.
    076.0 / 2 86 ALLEGRO'S NEW ERA CRESCENDO CGC. SR826191/01. 05/16/2014. Bitch. Lagotti Romagnoli. Breeder: Adrienne Perry & Jane Lash. By Ch Terzo Kleo of Golden Comfort CDX-Ch Nostryffelns Ottima Opera. Owner: Jim and Amy Dickey.

  • March 06, 2017 7:30 PM | Adrienne Perry

    One of the exciting Lagotto items for sale at the National Specialty will be this Lagotto "Roman Coin" pendant in silver. We hope to set up the webpage for prepaid orders soon!


  • November 27, 2016 11:11 AM | Leslie Arner

    Organizational Board Meeting - Members are encouraged to attend!

    Dec. 4 at 5:30 PM  EST

    link to call-in information click here:   (https://lagottoromagnoloclubofamerica35.wildapricot.org/Board-Meeting-Call-in)

  • November 23, 2016 11:07 AM | Leslie Arner

    Thank you all for your continued support of the LRCA. Don't forget to start taking cute photos of your dogs for the 2018 calendar. See you next year. Happy Holidays to All!

  • October 02, 2016 11:56 AM | Leslie Arner

    Nominating Committee Report

    September 30, 2016

    Members of the Nominating Committee: 

    Judith Martin(Chair), John Siperek, Bonita Uhte

    The Nominating Committee is pleased to offer the following nominations for Officers of the LRCA Board for 2017:

    President - Judith Martin of AZ

    Founding President of Lagotto Club of America in 2007, Lagotto owner since 2005.  Exhibitor Breeder since 1993.  Currently serving on Judges' Education Committee,  Editor of the Bollettino, Calendar Committee and Nominating Committee.  Judith has served the Club as Past President, Membership Chair, Health and Education Committee, Awards Committee, among other tasks. 

     Vice President - Susan Sholar of NY

    Currently serving the Club as a Director.  Susan  has been a LRCA member since 2014,  She is an exhibitor breeder, Professional Groomer and was a Certified Professional Handler for over 20 years.  For ten years, Susan served as the President of the California Federation of Dog Clubs.  In this position she spent much of her time in Sacramento walking the halls on legislation that was pet oriented. She is an AKC Conformation Judge in 5 groups and Junior Showmanship in all breeds.  She has served as Recording Secretary, AKC Delegate,  Judges Education Coordinator, along with other activities for the Black Russian Terrier Club of America.  She presently travels the country teaching the AKC Groomer Safety Certification program that she developed three years ago.

    Treasurer - Hilarie Gibbs-Sykes of TN

    Currently serving LRCA as Treasurer.  Hilarie was the first to register the breed with American Kennel Club in 2001.  Exhibitor breeder for 30 years and Charter Member of LRCA.  Hilarie has served on and chaired many LRCA committees including Health, Judges' Education, Breed Standard, etc. and has mentored many new members and breeders.

     Recording Secretary - Pattie Fischer of WA

    An exhibitor breeder for 20 years, showing, breeding and training Lagotti for many years.  Pattie trains dogs for Service Work, Therapy Assistance, and also for hunting truffles & Nose Work.  She is the Executive Assistant to a college president and has served on various Boards.  

     Corresponding Secretary - Michelle Cross of AZ

    LRCA member since 2013, involved in rescue dogs, has two 5 year old Lagotti.  Michelle wants to serve where needed in planning and leadership and also has interest in health and marketing.  She has served on several boards in the past such as non-profit and charitable organizations. Her experience is in real estate, marketing, strategy planning, executive development, and 30 years in human resources and leadership.  

     Director (2 year position) - Roberta York of CA

    LRCA member and exhibitor owner since 2009. Roberta has served on an LRCA Dues and Membership Committee; hosted a "Meet the Breed" in San Diego and is currently on the Lagotto Rescue Board, and serves as Club Legislative Liaison.  Exhibitor Breeder since 1983 and have served on the Boards of San Diego Collie Club, Vice President of American Smooth Collie Association, as well as volunteering for a variety of positions within other clubs.

     Director (2 year position) - Mike Madrid of OR

    Lagotto owner since 2012 and avid truffle harvester. Mike is interested in keeping this breed true to its roots, and keeping it healthy. He  also enjoys obedience and agility.  Mike is a business owner and has served on various Board of Directors. 

     Director (1 year position) - Debi Fischer of OK

    Currently serving LRCA as interim Director and has two Lagotti.  Debi assisted our National Specialty Chair for our first event in 2016, and is working on the 2017 Specialty.  She has been a breeder/exhibitor since childhood, working with her parents, and has since worked in raising, showing and rescuing Irish Wolfhounds.

     Director (1 year position) - Gwen Hubbs of FL

    Owner Breeder of Lagotti for 4 years, Gwen has been involved with other breeds for many years. Gwen brings her experience in business, education, volunteerism in community and religion, combined with her education in Public Relations to work for our Club.

    Additional nominations of eligible members may be made by written petition addressed to the Interim Recording Secretary:  Pattie Fischer,3958 Happy Valley Road, Sequim, WA 98382 and postmarked on or before November 1st, signed by five (5) voting members in good standing and accompanied by the written acceptance of each such additional nominee signifying their willingness to be a candidate.                    

  • September 09, 2016 10:58 AM | Leslie Arner

    The next scheduled meeting will be held on October 9th.

  • September 03, 2016 4:09 PM | Leslie Arner

    A big thank you to all who submitted photos of your Lagotti for the official 2017 LRCA calendar.  We have lots of great images for you to enjoy throughout the year and are including as many different dogs as possible.

    We are offering $1.00 off our price of $15.95 for all calendars ordered before October 15.  You may order as many calendars as you wish (postage is included)  at $14.95.  International orders will also be $1.00 off our regular price of $19.95.

    The LRCA calendars make great holiday gifts and will begin shipping in early to mid-November to arrive in plenty of time for the holidays!  

    Support the LRCA by taking advantage of the pre-order discount by going to the website now and placing your orders.  (add website link).

    Click here to place your order now!

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