The Lagotto Romagnolo is an Italian breed of dog which is used as a gundog and water retriever. It is also used to hunt truffles and is known as a loyal and loving companion.
The active and keen Lagotto Romagnolo goes through a series of development phases before entering its adulthood. If you have a Lagotto puppy and are willing to know what changes are going to see in them. This article might help you.
The Lagotto Romagnolo puppies are born blind and deaf. They are also toothless but are able to taste. The puppies are so weak and cold that they rely on their littermates and mother to keep their body warm. They feed on their mother’s milk which provides them immunity to fight against various infections.
Neonatal Stage (Birth to 2 weeks)
The Lagotto Romagnolo puppies are not able to hear and see as their ears and eyes are sealed. However, they can smell and feel their surroundings through which they get close to their mother and littermates.
The Romagnolo puppies are likely to spend most of their time sleeping as neurological developments will be going on. This period is a full development period.
Transitional Stage ( 2 to 4 weeks old)
Transitional Stage brings admiring changes in the Lagotto Romagnolo puppies. Sealed ears and eyes open allowing the puppies to hear and see. They will be able to stand and walk on their own by the 20th day.
A bit maturity and independent personality develop in the Lagotto puppies. They’ll start exploring the surroundings on their own.
Socialization Stage (4 to 12 weeks old)
Socialization stage is a stage where the Lagotto Romagnolo puppies will learn to socialize with other pets, people and the surrounding. Therefore, little puppies need chances to interact with other pets and people.
Socialization with new people and dogs will increase as they’ll develop a curious genre. Brain development of the Romagnolo puppies completes within 50 days. Hence, it is the perfect time to start their training.
Ranking Stage (3 to 6 months old)
The ranking stage is also known as the Juvenile stage. It is the stage where the Lagotto pups will have a gradual increase in their confidence level. Moreover, this stage is the pre-adolescent stage of these puppies.
Teeth development of the Lagotto Romagnolo puppies completes during this phase. Thus, they start chewing and mouthing behaviors which prioritizes switching to solid food items.
Adolescent Stage (6 to 18 months old)
As the Lagotto Romagnolo puppies hit their adolescence, they will be emotionally and sexually mature. They reach their puberty and will weigh almost the weight in their adulthood. Size and shape of an adult Lagotto Romagnolo develop.
The Lagotto Romagnolo puppies will develop an alpha dog personality and start challenging you for the authority. The learning capabilities are also somewhat similar to that of an adult Romagnolo dog. So, you can start their formal training to ensure a well-mannered dog.
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