Truffle-seeking dogs

Truffles are a delicious delicacy used in the kitchen for their aroma and appreciated taste. More and more people are looking for truffles using the tools they have at their disposal for it. Truffle-seeking dogs are canines that have been trained to look for truffles.

You can train any dog, although it is recommended to resort to breeds with a size not very large, quiet, sociable and obedient. It is usually used hounds, hunting dogs, Portuguese rabbits and dogs without any breed.

Females tend to have a more developed smell than 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 an 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 this purpose.

A dog is not like a pig, an animal that instinctively searches and removes truffles from the ground, as it needs to learn to look for truffles. The good thing they have is that they won't be tempted to eat the truffles, something the pigs would do if they could because they were looking for them for food purposes.

Truffles are characterized by the great aroma they give off, although our smell is not able to perceive it and therefore we resort to animals with greater olfactory to look for them, such as goats, dogs, aforementioned pigs and wild boars. However, although dogs and pigs are used in countries such as France, Spanish law only allows dogs to be used in the search for truffle.

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