Truffle is an ancient and complex trade, therefore requires many qualities and skills that are not only the perfect knowledge of the different species, but also the expertise to identify truffles, the lunar calendar knowledge and obviously a great passion for nature: then it is indispensable the perfect feeling with his hunting partner, the dog. Truffle dog can belong to different breeds, but the most used is Lagotto Romagnolo: since childhood puppies are trained to recognize the smell of truffles, and the connection that is built with truffle is very strong, also because this activity requires the presence of both.


In addition to the dog and the license required by the current legislation, the truffle hunter must be equipped with a special tool for the excavation called “vanghino” (a small shovel) -that is customized for each truffle hunter, according to a sort of ritual- and obviously the utmost respect for the nature.