During World War I and II, the Lagotto Romagnolo sniffed out truffles. This dog is prized for its intelligence and ability to hunt with its master. 

Lagotto Romagnolo

Springer Spaniels love hunting with people and dogs. Springers are moderately intelligent and energetic dogs. Its natural tendency to retrieve makes it ideal for truffle hunting and delivery. 

Springer Spaniel

Beagles are happy, rabbit-hunting dogs. The Beagle's long hound ears and full nostrils help it smell the precious and pungent truffle. 


Poodles may seem like an odd choice for truffle hunting, but they're more than just pretty faces! The Poodle has great instincts, an attentive nature, and a pawtastic nose. 


Belgian Malinois are great workers! Belgian Malinois dogs were bred to herd livestock. This breed is ideal for police, military, and truffle hunting due to its intelligence, stamina, and smell. 

Belgian Malinois

German Shepherds are good family dogs and work well. German Shepherds are calm and confident. This fearless dog will charge past the most ferocious boar to get truffles for its owner. 

German Shepherd

Golden Retrievers can be trained to hunt truffles despite their cheerful disposition. Golden Retrievers are loyal, obedient, and eager to learn. Don't let your Golden eat its finds—it loves chewing! 

Golden Retriever

The Gordon Setter, like the Irish and English Setters, is a family dog that loves one-on-one time. This dog's serious demeanor and alertness make it a valuable truffle hunter.

Gordon Setter

The joyful Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a French rabbit hunter. This dog enjoys life and doesn't care where the train goes. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen hunts truffles naturally. 

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen 

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