These Dogs Can Find Truffles Worth Up to $2,500 Per Pound! Is Your Pup Up to the Challenge?

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Playing Truffle Dog Co. in Seattle Trains Pups to Find Truffles Worth Up to $2,500/lb
Truffle Dog Co. in Seattle Trains Pups to Find Truffles Worth Up to $2,500/lb Aired April 19, 2018

No doubt, your dog is your BFF — an adorable ball of fluff and the best snuggler in town.

But.

Could he also help you bring in a little extra dough? ?

If he's a dog who can hunt for truffles — those delicious underground mushrooms that make any meal at a fancy restaurant just that much more expensive — he can!

While the art of truffle hunting with dogs has LONG been popular in Europe — especially since truffle pigs tend to love truffles as much as we do and gobble them up! — the truffle-hunting dog craze hasn't quite hit stateside.

Until now!

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With the Truffle Dog Company based in Seattle, Washington, you can go on a truffle hunt with one of their trained dogs, or you can bring your own pup and learn how to hunt for truffles together!

Observe:

And if you find any? Well, the most delicious and rarest of truffles can be worth up to $2,500 a pound. So you do the math!

As Rachael told the crowd, "I'm going to call you with an order very shortly! That [video] made my mouth water!"

Us, too, Rach — us, too!

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FYI, if you're considering taking your hound out to find truffles, here are a few of the breeds who are most often up for the hunt:

Lagotto Romagnolo
Springer Spaniel
Beagles and other hounds
Labrador retriever
Standard poodle
Belgian malinois

Truffle mac & cheese, anyone?

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