• Tony and Mila the Truffle Dogs

    Truffle Dogs – Meet Tony & Mila

    Truffle Dogs – While any dog can be trained to hunt for truffles, it’s the Lagotto Romangnolo that is the traditional truffle dog of Italy. They are keen, affectionate and undemanding–the best possible traits for a pet. Like overgrown teddy bears, they have curly coats that do not shed. Any breed of dog can be taught the basics in a day or two but to harvest gently and correctly, the training process can take six months to a year. To learn more about dog training, visit Truffle Dog Company.

    Tony and Mila are two of the most adorable truffle dogs, their owner and trainer is Staci, of the Truffle Huntress.

    Name: Mila Fiore , meaning a thousand flowers in Italian

    Mila the Truffle Dog

    Breed: Lagotto Romagnolo

    Age: 4

    Career highlight: Mila found her first European truffle in Staci’s California truffiere

    Personality: Hellion. Intense diva.

    Favorite hobbies: Truffle hunting or torturing and teasing her human counterparts.

    Favorite food: Ice cream

    Romantic partner: Engaged to Tony, look for puppies next year


    Name: Tony, short for Panettone, a delicious sweet Italian Christmas cake

    Tony the Truffle Dog

    Breed: Lagotto Romagnolo

    Age: 5

    Career highlight: Winning AKC Misc Breed Champion, # 1 Lagotto in the country.

    Personality: Cuddle bug, lover boy, Don Juan, gigolo (you get the picture)

    Favorite hobbies: Melting into humans laps, playing with squeaky balls

    Favorite foods: Cheese

    Favorite toy: Tennis balls


    Mila and Tony are just two of the truffle dogs demonstrating their skills at the Napa Truffle Festival in 2017

    Truffle Dogs - Meet Tony & MilaAmy Sherman