Bedlington Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo

Compare the Bedlington Terrier to the Lagotto Romagnolo. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Bedlington Terriers and Lagotto Romagnolos.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Bedlington Terrier and Lagotto Romagnolo are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Bedlington Terrier is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Bedlington Terrier or Lagotto Romagnolo have high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Bedlington Terrier and Lagotto Romagnolo are above average barkers.
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Bedlington Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo
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Breed NameBedlington TerrierLagotto Romagnolo
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesYes
Lifespan15-17 yrs.15-17 yrs.
Height15-17 in.16-19 in.
Weight18-23 lb24-35 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited KingdomItaly
Origin Year1782 AD1400 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodGood
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardYesNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F25°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredHighMedium
Top Running Speed24 mph18 mph
StrengthMediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMedium-HighMedium
SheddingNone-LowNone
DanderNone-LowNone
Drool AmountLowNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBedlington TerrierLagotto Romagnolo
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoNo
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsHighAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingAverageBelow Average
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingHighAverage
ProtectionAverageBelow Average
Remove VerminHighBelow Average
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBedlington TerrierLagotto Romagnolo
Lifespan
Lifespan15-17 yrs.15-17 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EpilepsyNoYes
Eye ProblemsYesNo
Hip DysplasiaNoYes
Juvenile CataractsNoYes
Kidney IssuesYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Thyroid ProblemsYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBedlington TerrierLagotto Romagnolo
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Curly CoatYesYes
Double CoatYesNo
Coat Texture
WavyYesYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
BlueYesNo
LiverYesNo
TanYesNo
WhiteYesNo
BrownNoYes
Brown RoanNoYes
Off-whiteNoYes
OrangeNoYes
White & BrownNoYes