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Lagotto Romagnolo vs Deutsche Bracke – Which is the better breed?

"What should I choose?" Lagotto Romagnolo or Deutsche Bracke? Is Lagotto Romagnolo better than Deutsche Bracke?
Lagotto RomagnoloDeutsche Bracke
Name Lagotto Romagnolo Deutsche Bracke
Origins Italy Germany
GroupGun DogHunting Dogs
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Other Names Romagna Water Dog, Lagotto, Water Dog of Romagna, Lagotti Romagnoli German Bracke, Olper Bracke, Westphalian Bracke, German Hound
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
Price $500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Lagotto Romagnolo, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Lagotto Romagnolo gets to a happy place.
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Deutsche Bracke, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Deutsche Bracke gets to a happy place.
Size Medium Medium
Weight Male: 28-35 pounds (13-16 kg), Female: 24-31 pounds (11-14 kg) 10-18 kg
Avg. Weight Male: 31.5 pounds (14.5 kg), Female: 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg) 14 kg
Height Male: 17-19 inches (43-49 cm), Female: 14-16 inches (36-41 cm) 16-21 inches (40–53 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 18 inches (46 cm), Female: 15 inches (38.5 cm) 18.5 inches (40–53 cm)
Coat Waterproof Dense Hard
Colors Tan Gray Brown White Black Yellow Red White Black
Grooming
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Lagotto Romagnolo requires grooming on a daily basis. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule. Taking good care of your Lagotto Romagnolo is time consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Effortless: The Deutsche Bracke requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Deutsche Bracke is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
Lagotto Romagnolos shed quite a little. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type. Lagotto Romagnolos could be a good choice if you don't really like dog hair.
Deutsche Brackes shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Deutsche Brackes could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Temperament Cheerful Loving Trainable Intelligent Loyal Social Energetic Elegant Submissive Playful Intelligent Versatile Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Average: Lagotto Romagnolo's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Very smart: Deutsche Bracke is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Deutsche Brackes are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
The Deutsche Bracke is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Deutsche Brackes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
Lagotto Romagnolos are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Deutsche Brackes are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
Lagotto Romagnolos are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Deutsche Brackes are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Average to high: The Lagotto Romagnolo is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Average to high: The Deutsche Bracke is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Lagotto Romagnolos are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Lagotto Romagnolos will alert you if they sense something different.
Deutsche Brackes are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Deutsche Brackes will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Lagotto Romagnolos are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Deutsche Brackes are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Deutsche Bracke can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Deutsche Bracke will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Low
The Deutsche Bracke has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
Lagotto Romagnolos have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Lagotto Romagnolos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Deutsche Brackes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Deutsche Brackes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Lagotto Romagnolos have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Deutsche Brackes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Lagotto Romagnolos are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Deutsche Brackes have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Deutsche Brackes are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Deutsche Brackes are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Lagotto Romagnolos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Deutsche Brackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Stranger Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Deutsche Brackes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Deutsche Brackes are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Deutsche Brackes are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Lagotto Romagnolos are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.
Deutsche Brackes are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.
Health Issues
Lagotto Romagnolos are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Deutsche Brackes are very healthy dogs. There won't be a lot of vet check-ups with this breed.
Life Expectancy 14-16 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic Yes
Lagotto Romagnolos do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Deutsche Brackes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
Lagotto Romagnolos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Deutsche Brackes are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
Lagotto Romagnolos need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Deutsche Brackes need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
Lagotto Romagnolos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Deutsche Brackes don't need to much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average. The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Lagotto Romagnolo's weight regularly.
Low to Average. The Deutsche Bracke has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Deutsche Bracke's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Lagotto Romagnolo can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Lagotto Romagnolo has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Medium
The Deutsche Bracke has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Lagotto Romagnolo could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Lagotto Romagnolo. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
The Deutsche Bracke is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length 60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Lagotto Romagnolo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Deutsche Bracke: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Lagotto Romagnolo, Deutsche Bracke have a litter? Twice a year (maximum) Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size 4-6 puppies 5-8 puppies