Our Dogs

All of our dogs/ handler teams are available for hire on native stands or European style plantations.

Please contact us for specifics.

 

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DEXTER

Breed: Puggle

Age: 6

Alias: The Puffle (Truffle hunting Puggle)

Favorite food: Bacon flavored Donuts

Dislikes: Being rained on

Handler: Brooke

 Dexter is a machine. Dex is one of the best truffle dogs in North America and only continues to amaze us with his abilities. He found some of the first wild truffles in BC in recorded history, and has some specimens in the UBC herbarium!

There is no white truffle Dexter cannot find.  He is much loved all over the PNW, but especially in his native British Columbia.

Dexter  is currently trained for native stands and plantations on Leucangium carthusianum , T. oregonense,  T. gibbosum,  T. melanosporum,  T. aestivum, and training on T. lyonii and T. borchii

 

 

DUFF


Breed: Retriever Mix

Age: 7

Favorite toy: Tennis ball/ Frisbee

Favorite treat: Bacon/ Doritos

Found: Wherever Alana is

Alias: Sweet D

Handler: Alana

Duff is our poster boy truffle hunter.

Equal parts focus and sweetness, he will work for hours  weaving in and out of trees searching for the elusive scent.

Duff works wild stands and plantations, and is a proficient hunter. He is trained on Leucangium carthusianum, T. oregonense, T. gibbosum,  T. melanosporum, T. lyonii, T. aestivum, and Terfezia spp.
He is being trained this year as well on T. borchii, Tirmania spp, and Mattirolomyces spp.

In March 2013  Duff found the first Perigord truffle to be grown in Canada. We are very proud of him (and Lolo who found the 2nd and 3rd)

 

 

 

LK IOLANDA

“Lolo”

Breed:  Lagotto Romagnolo

Age: 1 year

Favorite Pastime: Being dirty

Handler: Alana

This little girl is a natural.  She lives to work. Smart as a whip  and  sweet as sugar.  She is a master at a young age at finding Oregon Black truffles.

Lagotto Romagnolo are the traditional breed used in Italy for truffle hunting. Click here to learn more about the breed

Iolanda is currently trained for native stands and plantations on Leucangium carthusianum , T. oregonense,  T. melanosporum, T. lyonii, T. aestivum, and training on T. borchii, and Terfezia spp.

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LK IGNAZIO AUGUSTUS

“Augie”

Breed:  Lagotto Romagnolo

Age: 1 year

Favorite toy: Whatever other dog is around

Handler: James

Lolo’s litter-mate, Augustus has the same amazing drive and determination that is going to make him an outstanding truffle dog.  He has had some great success in the field this year and will only continue to improve.

Augustus is currently trained for native stands on  Leucangium carthusianum and T. oregonense, and is training on T. melanosporum.

There is no Oregon Black truffle that Augie cannot and will not find.

 

 

 

 

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DELLA

Breed:  Australian Shepherd/ German Shepherd Mix

Age: 18 months

Favorite Pastime: Saying hello in her sleep

Handler: Brooke/ Dayton

Those piercing sweet eyes say it all: Della is a love bug and is learning from the best. She had some of her first finds this season, and we predict she will give her furry friends a run for their money in the future.

Della is currently trained for native stands on  Leucangium carthusianum and T. oregonense. We have high hopes for this gal!

 

COMING SOON:

RYU

Breed:  Red-Tri Australian Shepherd

Age: 2

Favorite activity: Chasing Airplanes, Sheep

Handler: Alana

  Rescued literally in his 11th hour,  Ryu has what it takes to make an excellent truffle dog- and beat out several other rescue dogs for the chance to become a truffle hunter full-time. He is super focused, and has a sweet disposition despite his difficult start in life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LK Kaslo

“Jean- Luc”

Breed: Lagotto Romagnolo

Age: 1 year

Favorite food: Anything

Dislikes: Being dirty

Handler: Alana

 Jean Luc shows amazing promise, and is learning to love being out in the field.  We expect great things from this very sensitive and loving boy.

 

 

More dogs coming soon….