Truffles

Truffles are the fruiting bodies of underground mushrooms and they are considered a gastronomic delight. Because truffles grow underground and cannot be seen, it is essential to use a dog to find this “black gold” by detecting the aroma of the ripening truffle.

For centuries the Lagotto has been a working dog known for a superb nose and great work ethic. The Lagotto excels at all sorts of scent work, but the one for which it is best known has to be as a truffle hunter.

http://lagotto.co.nz/scent-work/