Canada's First

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.

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A photo of the founding family of The Truffle Farm, taken 2007

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Truffles Grow at the Base

Lagotto Romagnolo Puppies

The Lagotto Romagnolo a.k.a. The Truffle Dog is great with children, special needs, outdoors, hunting for game and of course Truffles. The Lagotto Romagnolo is a rare & ancient truffle, retrieval breed that is the grandparents to many other breeds.

Apply for your own Lagotto Romagnolo puppy, few are offered.

Farmed Products

At The Truffle Farm, we also have multiple farmed products available for purchase. Meat, produce, eggs, flowers and more!

We have grass fed Katahdin Sheep meat, chicken and turkey poultry as well as eggs all available for purchase at The Truffle Farm.

Supply amounts and supply times vary, please contact us for availability.

Inoculated Trees

The Truffle Farm was the first to test many trees to identify and prove which trees would host the Black Perigord Truffle. With many years of testing various tree species to prove that the Hazelnut and Garry Oak established the symbiotic relationship.

Black Perigord

Our production of Black Perigord Truffles are used to inoculate more seedlings we grow in house. We sell our seedlings to give others the chance to produce their own truffles. We use our extra truffles for culinary. Value adding truffle products will one day be available when the time permits.

More Than Truffles

We are the full Truffle experience

The Truffle Farm is located in the beautiful Parksville of Vancouver Island, British Columbia in Canada.

The Truffle Farm was first started in 1999 by Grant & Betty Duckett when they retired from their regular jobs with a plan and a dream to start a beautiful farm on Vancouver Island. They were the first known Lagotto Romagnolo breeders, and imported their first Lagotto Romagnolo dog from Italy.

Now with the skills and expertise passed on through generations, Peter & Virginia Brietzke have started The Truffle Farm of Parksville, B.C. where they share the land with the Ducketts.

The Truffle Farm has a large tree farm that produces Black Perigord Truffles at the roots, and Garry Oak / Hazelnut trees are the hosts. The Lagotto Romagnolo dogs are our truffle dogs, as they use their amazing sense of smell to hunt truffles on the property of The Truffle Farm.

Our Lagotto Romagnolo dogs are carefully chosen for breeding with the utmost care for the breed guidelines to upkeep the strong history for these dogs. To learn more about the breed guidelines, please visit: https://www.ckc.ca/en/Choosing-a-Dog/Choosing-a-Breed/Sporting-Dogs/Lagotto-Romagnolo

At The Truffle Farm of Canada, We grow Black Perigord Truffles with the help of our truffle inoculated Garry Oak and Hazelnut trees. Our Lagotto Romagnolo puppies are trained from a young age to know this scent, and they have been trained through generations since the 1800s.

With the increasing interest in unique experiences all over the world, and especially on Vancouver Island – The Truffle Farm has a vision to open up the experience of Canadian Trufficulture to the public with The Truffle Farm.

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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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