Meet Bella, our Truffle Hunter
Updated: Feb 20
This Italian pooch has a nose for Truffles
This is Bella, our Truffle hunter who will be a part of the exciting hunts we have running at Robertson Truffles. When you book in for a hunt with Robertson Truffles, you will have a meet and greet with Bella, plus a live demonstration of Bella & John at work in the Truffiere, searching for the elusive black truffle.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a breed of dog that comes from the Romagna sub-region of Italy. The name means "lake dog from Romagna," originating from the Italian word lago, meaning lake. Its traditional function is a gundog, specifically a water retriever however, it is often used to hunt for truffles. Lagotti have a natural instinct for retrieving.
At Robertson Truffles, we fell in love with the Lagotto Romagnolo breed and added Bella to our family earlier this year.
Your tour guides – Samantha & John have raised Bella in their family home here at Robertson. She is a loving and loyal family pet for Samantha & John, and also plays a key role in working alongside John in truffle season to help him source out the truffles growing underground by using her fantastic senses.