Prince Philip’s passion for truffles was born in the 1960’s during a trip to Italy and lasted until the end of his life. In his nineties, the Duke became the first person in the UK to successfully grow black winter truffles at Sandringham where he had planted innoculated hazel and oak trees in 2006. The […]
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There are two factors which are more important than the actual breed of the truffle dog. The first is the dog’s temperament and the second is the hunter. As dog and hunter work together as a team, it is vital that the two are well suited to one another….
What now? Where do you go from here? Your dog can recognize the truffle aroma even when it is buried. He or she can locate the source of the smell and dig it out. Congratulations you now have a truffle dog. So what happens now that you are ready to find truffles in the wild. […]
How do you go about finding truffles? First you need to research so you know where exactly to explore This video explains what to research and sets out the tools that will help you.
In the final stage of training you take your truffle dog to the most lilkely truffle spots where you learn to find truffles out in the field. Learn how to distinguish the best potential truffles sites
In the second part of the series we go outside. There are 3 steps. The dog learns to focus on the truffle smell ignoring other enticing odours. Then you will teach her how to locate truffles which have been hidden before the final step where she learns how to dig up buried truffles.