Amico (“Friend”) Roma (“Rome”) is a premier breeder of Lagotto Romagnolo puppies run by Carly and Kevin. Established in 2015, Amico Roma is family-owned and operated, located in McMinnville, Oregon—just outside of Portland. All of the Lagotto Romagnolo in Amico Roma’s breeding program are from Italy and have a range of pedigrees, which includes AKC, ENCI, NAPR and APRI.
How it Started
Carly and Kevin’s lifelong love of Lagotti started at first sight while dining at a restaurant in Oregon’s wine country. They had never seen nor heard of a Lagotto before but were completely enamored by its adorable appearance and acquired taste for truffles. It was not long before the couple found themselves on a plane to Italy to meet and welcome the newest member of their family, who hunts truffles with them in the Pacific Northwest today.
Since then, Carly and Kevin have added three kids and four more Lagotti to their family. Together, they all enjoy the busy farm life and take pride in breeding quality Lagotto puppies. Life is wonderful when you have your family and Lagotti always by your side.
Amico Roma Puppies is nestled on 37 acres of farmland backed by private forest. Vineyards and beautiful rolling hills surround the property and offer scenic Pacific Northwest views. On the farm, you’ll be greeted by horses, chickens, and the family Lagotti. Often, there are visiting Lagotti of friends and relatives that are a part of the breeding program. If you have plans on sticking around for a weekend getaway, you can rent out the yurt or cabin that’s available on the property and enjoy all that country living has to offer.
Proven Truffle Hunters
Carly and Kevin are avid truffle hunters and hunt Oregon’s native truffles regularly with their three trained Lagotti. Lea, Ava, and Stitch are all trained truffle hunting dogs with proven track records. They are always happy to show Lagotto in training the ropes.
During Oregon’s peak truffle seasons, Carly and Kevin offer anyone who’s interested in truffle hunting a unique truffle hunting experience.