Welcome to Montagna del Mare

Puppy Update:

After giving the girls a break, we will be breeding both Fendi and Pancetta this summer.
If all goes well, we should see puppies being born around the beginning of September. Pancetta's daughter Clarice (CeCe) will be bred late fall. Faythe, our new girl and daughter of Fendi, is an up and comer but not old enough to breed until summer of 2017, but we hope great things for this girl.

We do maintain a wait-list, and we do require an application for any serious consideration.
The application can found by clicking "Contracts and Applications."

We are located in the great Pacific Northwest, where clean air and breathtaking views of the mountains and sea are just a open window away. Our name, Montagna del Mare, even means "mountain and sea" in Italian.

We are the home of the Pacific Northwest Lagotto Romagnolo and are committed to breeding the best quality dogs that we can. We believe that a healthy lifestyle, good diet and regular training and exercise are just some of the essentials of raising dogs. The Lagotto Romagnolo is a very social dog and will not thrive unless it gets regular attention from its owner. In fact the Lagotto demands it!

The Lagotto Romagnolo is an ancient breed dating back to approximately the 1400s. Its original purpose was a water fowl retrieving dog, and it is believed to be an ancestor to which all the water dogs descend. The Lagotto Romagnolo is a small-medium sized dog with a thick and woolly coat. The Lagotto is a non-shedding dog, and some with allergies have had good luck in owning a Lagotto. They have a wonderful nose and have been used for search and rescue work, as drug dogs and, of course, for truffle hunting, which is what they are known for in Italy. Some fanciers are bringing back the hunting instinct and using the Lagotto for that original purpose as well.


Please take a look around our website, but beware,
you just might fall in love!

Montagna del Mare • Email • Ferndale, Washington USA • 360-384-3753