Tibetan Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both breeds are good choices for new or inexperienced owners, but the Lagotto Romagnolo is better suited for new owners.
  • Children - Both breeds are child friendly, but the Tibetan Terrier is the most friendly between the breeds.
  • Grooming - Both the Tibetan Terrier or Lagotto Romagnolo have high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - The Lagotto Romagnolo has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Tibetan Terrier is an average barker.
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Tibetan Terrier vs Lagotto Romagnolo
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Brown Lagotto Romagnolo
Breed NameTibetan TerrierLagotto Romagnolo
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicYesYes
Lifespan12-15 yrs.15-17 yrs.
Height14-16 in.16-19 in.
Weight20-24 lb24-35 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryTibetItaly
Origin Year10 AD1400 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodGood
Kid FriendlyVery GoodGood
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyGoodGood
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹40°F to 80°F25°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsBelow AverageOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium
Exercise RequiredMedium-HighMedium
Top Running Speed18 mph18 mph
StrengthMediumMedium
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceHighMedium
SheddingVery HighNone
DanderMediumNone
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 NameTibetan TerrierLagotto Romagnolo
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesNo
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingAverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageBelow Average
HerdingAverageBelow Average
HuntingAverageAverage
ProtectionBelow AverageBelow Average
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameTibetan TerrierLagotto Romagnolo
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.15-17 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CataractsYesNo
DistichiasisYesNo
Elbow DysplasiaNoYes
EpilepsyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HyperthyroidismYesNo
Juvenile CataractsNoYes
Lens LuxationYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesNo
Progressive Retinal AtrophyYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameTibetan TerrierLagotto Romagnolo
Coat
HairYesYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Smooth CoatYesNo
Curly CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesNo
WavyYesYes
StraightYesNo
Coat Length(s)
LongYesNo
MediumNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
BrindleYesNo
BrownYesYes
CreamYesNo
GoldYesNo
GrayYesNo
Tri-colorYesNo
WhiteYesNo
Brown RoanNoYes
Off-whiteNoYes
OrangeNoYes
White & BrownNoYes