Truffle Dog Services

291013photo=Bruce MercerFeature on Truffle dogs -- Interview with Karen Drummond and her Truffle dog, Ollie.-- Hamilton

 Welcome to
Truffle Dog Services

Its hard to find a more valuable crop than the elusive truffle.  Truffles grow underground around the roots of selected trees, for example, Oaks, Chestnuts and Hazelnuts.

Locating truffles was traditionally carried out using pigs, which although with a natural instinct for locating and rooting for the truffle could at times be dangerous when trying to wrestle a truffle out of their mouth!   Although the pig does have the natural tendency to locate truffles, the dog is now the preferred choice for surveying land for this valuable crop, and for keeping your fingers safe.  And that’s where Truffle Dog Services can help truffle orchard (truffière) owners.

Truffle Dog Services started in 2011 searching in the Rotorua/Te Puke area.  In 2016, our surveying areas increased and we provided truffle detection services in truffière’s from North, and West, of Auckland, through to Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and the Central North Island.

If you would like to know more about our services, feel free to contact us.

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