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.
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 2
(the dog has different
shades of brown with
some white dispersed all
over the body:
The colour of a Lagotto is changing a lot during his life, especially in the first 1 - 2
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.
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
A white and an orange,
new born puppy:
The different colours of the breed
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White with orange markings:
White with brown markings:
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:
Brown roan 1
(the white parts are
dirty white, freckled):