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Everyday They're Trufflin': All About the National Truffle Dog Championships.

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Everyday They're Trufflin': All About the National Truffle Dog Championships.

Adorning plates at some of the finest restaurants, truffles are a prized accompaniment to dishes despite their high price tag. Dogs are trained to sniff out the black gold, which grows on tree roots buried beneath the soil. They’ve become sought-after hunters for the earthy nuggets, with the North American Truffle Dog Championships, part of the Oregon Truffle Festival, taking place in the United States every August. Truffles sell for upwards of $200USD, and one breed particularly well known for their truffle-hunting ability is the lagotto romagnolo, a water retriever of Italian heritage. Although truffle hunting conjures images of pigs,...

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