As dogs get older, they lose their ability to smell. We always have dogs at the peak of their scenting ability and physical agility. Truffle Dog Services New Zealand is constantly training new dogs to ensure we look after your truffières while the dogs are in their prime.
A Cocker Spaniel, Indigo is a fast and focused hunter. She checks each tree thoroughly and quickly and thrives on her work. Indi can locate truffles of a variety of weights up to 15 cm underground.
Indi locates T. melanosporum (Périgord), T. uncinatum (Burgundy), T. borchii (Bianchetto), and T. Brumale.
Zorro continues to learn the art of truffle hunting in the 2022 truffle season. He is fun to watch locating truffles with his energetic indication, and he loves working and locating T. melanosporum.
Hailing from the South Island, Tigga is Springer Spaniel currently working towards the end of her training. In her first week she joined me for a demonstration at Unitec to show students how truffles are found. Tigga enjoyed all of the pats and treats from the students and was reluctant to leave.
Tigga is looking forward to being lead in the 2023 truffle hunting season.