Dogtown Vancouver: Vito


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Today’s dog featured in Dogtown Vancouver is Vito, Kathleen M’s pup. Here’s what she had to say about him…

NAME: Vito.
BREED: Lagotto Romagnolo.
HOOD: Kits.
FAVOURITE SNACK: He’ll do anything for a dried chicken liver or lamb lung snack. But most of all, he loves socks and shoes.
OTHER INFO: This is Vito, the Lagotto Romagnolo, otherwise known as Italian Water Dog. It is an ancient breed, but it almost died out until a doctor decided to breed it back into health. Around the mid-1990s they made a comeback. They are now bred as truffle-hunters. They are high energy, super-smart, and hypo-allergenic.

Vito is 2 years old and lives in Kits after spending his first six months in Portland, Oregon, and then Mt. Pleasant. The only thing he likes more than chasing a ball is jumping into the sea. He swims like an otter, tirelessly and vigorously. He loves to lie on the socks and shoes of family members who leave the house.

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