Pepa's mom says: Pepa is our first dog ever, and I can't imagine life without her. Lagottos are a lovely breed---calm, sweet natured, and easily trained. Lagotto Romagnolos are water / gundog retrievers. They come from the Romagna sub-region of Italy. The name means "water dog from Romagna" and the Italian word "lago" for lake. They are also used as truffle hunters due to their superior sense of smell. Click here to see more pictures of Pepa on Flickr.