Lagotto Romagnolo Named 'Orca' Is No. 1 Sporting Dog

Orca the Lagotto Romagnolo

In a little more than one year on the U.S. show circuit, a white-and-brown 3 ½-year-old female Lagotto Romagnolo named “Orca” has ensured that Americans not only recognize Italy’s famous truffle-hunting dog but also fall completely in love with the adorable breed. The No. 2 all-breed dog in the country, No. 1 Sporting dog and No. 1 Lagotto all systems is EUR MBIS/BISS JEW19 MBIS/MBISS GCHS Kan Trace Very Cheeky Chic. Handled by Phil and Amy Booth of BlueRose Kennels in Mims, Florida, Orca is owned by Victor Malzoni Jr. of Malibu, California, her breeder Sabina Sinkovic Zdunic of Rijeka, Croatia, and Ante Lucin of Croatia. “Orca is an intelligent, endearing companion and truly one-of-a-kind for her breed,” says Phil Booth, who has piloted her to 24 Bests in Show and Best in Specialty Show at the 2021 Lagotto Romagnolo Club of America National Specialty. A European superstar before 2 years of age, Orca won 22 Bests in Show at Fédération Cynologique Internationale shows, twice earning Supreme Best in Show over all-breed entries of 6,000 dogs. Orca is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 26/16 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.