You can train any dog, although it is recommended to resort to breeds with a size not too large, quiet, sociable and obedient. It is common to resort to bloodhounds, hunting dogs, Portuguese hutchings and dogs without any breed.
Truffles are a delicious delicacy that is used in the kitchen for its aroma and appreciated flavor. More and more people are fond of finding truffles using the tools they have at their disposal for it. Truffle-seeking dogs are dogs that have been trained to look for truffles.
The females usually have a more developed sense of smell than the males, so they are preferred to look for truffles. It is also advisable to train truffle-seeking dogs from puppies because they learn much better than in adulthood. To teach truffle dogs, it is recommended to use fresh truffle, which is not frozen, although you can also buy truffle-seeking dogs already taught for that purpose.
A dog is not like a pig, an animal that searches instinctively and takes truffles out of the ground, as it needs to learn to look for truffles. The good thing about them is that they will not be tempted to eat the truffles, something that pigs would do if they could because they look for them for food.
Truffles are characterized by the great aroma that they give off, although our sense of smell is not able to perceive it and for that reason we resort to animals with a greater sense of smell to look for them, such as goats, dogs, the aforementioned pigs and wild boar. However, although in countries such as France, dogs and pigs are used, Spanish legislation only allows dogs to be used in the search for truffles.