The Lagotto comes in almost all shades of white, orange and brown, solid or mixed with each other. The colour black is not allowed, black markings or a black nose are a sign for an incross of another breed.

Here you can see the most comon colors of the breed.
Brown roan:

This colors comes in a wide range, from almost white dogs with some brown markings and freckles to almost all brown dogs that have some white dispersed all over the body.
Brown roan 1
(the white parts are dirty white, freckled):
Brown roan 2
(the dog has different shades of brown with some white dispersed all over the body:
The colour of a Lagotto is changing allot during his life, especially in the first 1 - 2 years.
Brown roan puppies get born white-brown and turn darker after a few weeks. White puppies can stay white or turn into a light apricot. Brown puppies are born dark. They can range from a chocolate color to almost black but will turn into a more or less light brown when adult, only a few really stay dark brown.
Here you can see a white-brown puppy in the front and a brown roan in the back. The white-brown will stay white, his brown parts will become lighter while he gets older. The broan roan will get much darker later, some even turn into an almost brown dog.
A white and an orange, new born puppy:
The different colours of the breed
Solid white:
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White with orange markings:
White with brown markings:
Solid brown:
Brown with tan markings:
A brown roan puppy with 4 weeks:
The same puppy with 8 weeks (she already is getting darker...):
and again the same puppy with 5 month after her first hair cut: