Our Lagotto girls are precious and we love every one of them. They form the backbone of our breeding program and are carefully selected on the basis of their health and temperament. As a general rule (which we break on a regular basis), we keep girls from our own lines and add boys from outside when we need new genetic material. Some of our girls live with friends in the community and come back to the farm when it's time for them to have pups. Others live with us. Most have about 3-4 litters and then retire to enjoy life as somebody's much loved pet. We sometimes have an older girl looking for just the right home, so please contact us if you might be able to provide one with a wonderful home. In the meantime, scroll down to meet our lovely ladies.
Isabella was the first of our girls to ever have a 'whoops' litter - after a hot date with Nino when she was just over 12 months old - and he was a teeny bit younger. Here she is regretting it - although she was a lovely kind mum to her six puppies. After a nice long break she's planning her second litter, due to arrive May 17, 2018. Stay tuned for updates.
Georgie just had her second litter, born May 8, 2018. She's pictured here wondering where the little choc-top white puppy came from, with all her other children so far being very dark brown. Her pups are growing fast and dreaming of their new homes. Two of Georgie's puppies from her last litter are in training as assistance dogs, so their lives could well be full of adventure.
Cricket is nearly old enough to have her first litter. Her genetic tests have come back good and her hips are lovely so she's all ready to be a mum. She loves puppies so can't wait.
Mabel is one of our younger girls. She is growing fast and having lots of fun on the farm in the meantime. Mabel is a bit of a supermodel, with very long legs and a lovely build. All the boys are waiting for her to grow up so they can ask her for a date.
Gretel is another young lady who stayed at Hevnsent almost by accident. She was injured as a puppy and by the time she'd recovered, we liked her too much to see her go. Now she's one of our favourite dogs, just a wonderful example of the breed. And her temperament is fantastic - her two sisters are off training to be assistance dogs and it is hoped that Gretel will one day produce puppies that will be equally important to some special owners.
Heidi is a sweet little girl who stayed at Hevnsent to replace her lovely mum, Beth, who retired from breeding after her fourth litter and moved to Melbourne to become a much loved companion. We miss Beth, but Heidi is fitting in well and is great friends with Gretel. The pair of them are ALWAYS up to no good, but do it with such charm that you just can't help laughing.
Bramble is one of our youngest girls, having just joined our breeding team after passing all her health tests and evaluations. She joined Hevnsent from her original home in Tasmania and has settled in well, although she spends most of her time staying with her aunties Nay and Jess. She's a little bit cheeky but a LOT bit loveable and is loving learning what farm life is all about.
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bio coming soon!
The glamorous Riffraff (Nugold Giovanna) was our first lagotto. She is the grandmother or great grandmother of most of our breeding girls and is living happily ever after with her best friend Nellie.
The delightful Sophie was from Riffraff's first litter. She had four litters for us before retiring and taking up life in inner city Melbourne. Such a lovely little girl, we still miss Sophie's sense of humour.
Gina had four litters before moving out of the farm and into the suburbs of Melbourne, where she has given much joy to her new family. We kept her daughter Audrey as her replacement, and Gina is now a grandmother.
Annabel had two litters before retiring and going to live with Catherine and her mum in NSW. She's now back at the farm on a temporary basis and is waiting for a new home to come along. Not that she's in a hurry to leave. She's enjoying life on the farm and is Danny's new best friend. If you are looking for an adult female, Annabel would love to find a new forever home. She's a really easy dog to live with but can be just a wee bit grumpy with strangers so would prefer a quieter home with a safe place to retreat to when necessary.
Pictured here with her 2016 litter is Beth, who will have her third and final litter before retiring. She's been a fantastic dog for us and her pups have made some families throughout Australia very happy. Beth is a smart, athletic dog and we'll miss her when she finds her new forever home.
Lulu is the life of any party, a born extravert. She came to Hevnsent from New Zealand and has had some fantastic pups for us, including the lovely Isabella - herself also a mum. Lulu currently has a litter of six lovely puppies, born May 2, 2018. Surprisingly, four of them take after their daddy, and are a mix of ivory and apricot colours. Very special. This is Lulu's fourth and last litter and she's looking forward to all the attention she's going to get in her new home once her puppy-rearing duties are done.
Eliza came to live with us from New Zealand when she was just a pup. A fantastic looking dog, she had two litters before leaving the farm for her forever home, where she's very much loved and now known as Bella.
Audrey's second litter of pups arrived October 15, 2017. There were five fat little cherubs, two chocolate brown girls and three white and brown males. All were totally adorable. When Audrey had finished raising her pups she left Hevnsent for a new forever home, where she's now known as Riley.
Molly is one of our sweetest girls, shown here with her latest bunch of pups, born May 4, 2018. Not the bravest soul on the planet but always up for a game and very gentle, Molly is the only one of our girls who ever had a litter containing a single puppy, the lovely Charlotte. She made up for it on her second time round, though, with a lovely litter of ten. Her newest litter will be her last before she leaves Hevnsent to become a much loved companion for a very lucky person.