Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Unusual Breeds


My sister Judy and I met a couple of friendly dogs while on our shopping trip in Prescott last weekend. The dogs are a breed called Lagotto Romagnolo, Italian dogs used as water retrievers and more importantly, truffle sniffing dogs.

They had very exotic names that I promptly forgot.  Sorry guys!

Their coats are very dense and curly to the touch and their owner said they do not shed.  When I looked up the breed, I learned that their coats are waterproof.

These two came all the way from Budapest.

Aren't they cute?

16 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful, fluffy looking dogs, who clearly love having their pictures taken!

Kate said...

The bottom pooch looks like "a bad hair day." Seems there now is a plethora of canine breeds. I swear that there were only about 10 when I was a youngster.

Lowell said...

They're very cute. I thought they might be Labradoodles. The next dog we get, if ever, will be a non-shedding dog! :)

I wonder if a truffle-sniffing dog is necessary in Phoenix. :)

Judy said...

I can't believe you remembered the name of this breed of dog! They may be water dogs but I know they don't like umbrellas.

Birdman said...

If you say so.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very cute little 'italian' dogs Sharon, I think the not shedding hair thing is a nice added bonus.

glenda said...

Adorable. Reminds me of a sheep. Ha Ha

RedPat said...

They are both sweet! Never heard of that breed, Sharon.

R.H. said...

Revealing that I'm an Aussie who's been to Phoenix (and Tucson) may endear myself to you (if it counts for anything).

I really am humorous, I could show you the bruises.

Jack said...

They are adorable. The people who live next door have a labradoodle (cross between labrador and poodle) that looks an awful lot like these two.

Randy said...

What cute faces! Makes one smile.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

They both have such sweet baby faces...lovely pups. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Were they black, they would resemble Obama's dog(s). Just saw on the news tonight they got a companion for Bo.

Thérèse said...

They are... looking a little bit like the bichons.

Gunn said...

They are cute!:)

BUT:
My husband would have called each of them "a mop on a stick...."



JM said...

So very cute!