Canada's first breeder of Lagotto Romagnolo puppies
The Truffle Farm is situated in Parksville, British Columbia. It first came into being a Truffle Farm in 1999, when Betty & Grant Duckett first imported their Lagotto Romagnolo breeding dog from Italy, along with their first Black Perigord Truffles for inoculation testing.
The Truffle Farm are the pioneers of Lagotto Romagnolo breeders in Canada, and also the first known successful Black Perigord Truffle farmers in Canada. We breed Lagotto Romagnolo puppies that are available for application from time to time. We also farm black perigord truffles, flowers, hazelnuts, poultry, sheep meat, eggs, and more!
Right now The Truffle Farm is a private farm, however we do sell various products to the public from time to time if you contact us. We do have future plans for opening The Truffle Farm for public experiences such as work shops, tours, and accommodations.
A photo of the founding family of The Truffle Farm, taken 2007
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Have some questions about Lagotto Romagnolo dogs or Truffles?
Are there any Lagotto Romagnolo puppies available right now?
Are you wondering if there are: Lagotto Romagnolo puppies near me ?
As of mid June 2022, yes we have available Lagotto Romagnolo puppies.
We nurture and care for our Lagotto Romagnolo puppies as they are growing to be large enough to be brought to another home.
You can apply for your own Lagotto Romagnolo puppy, few are offered.
Are Lagotto Romagnolo good family dogs?
Yes, Lagotto Romagnolos are good family dogs. They do well with children and are amazing working dogs that can support your family in many various ways.
Can I own my own Black Perigord Truffle producing tree?
Yes, you can.
The Truffle Farm inoculates Garry Oak and Hazel seedlings. In controlled semi-sterile conditions, we have developed a successful process of germinating, inoculating, and raising host truffle trees for Canadian truffle production. The inoculum used is Certified Black Perigord imported under strict controls from France.
What are the Black Perigord inoculated trees growing specifications?
First off, you have to confirm the type of soil that you will need. What is needed is edaphic (soil) for Truffles to produce at the base of your trees. The required climate of T. Melanosporum can be matched in many areas of British Columbia, Vancouver Island, the Pacific Northwest and the Niagara peninsula of Ontario.
More growing specifications will be provided upon purchase and request.
How do you find the Truffles at The Truffle Farm?
With the help of our Lagotto Romagnolo truffle hunting dogs of course!
The Lagotto Romagnolo are an ancient Truffle hunting breed, and they have been trained to sniff out mature Truffles specifically. They come along on our Truffle harvests in our tree fields and sniff them out from the base and roots of our Garry Oak and Hazelnut trees.
Do Lagotto Romagnolo bark a lot?
No they do not. They are very well tempered calm dogs, and behave very well.
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