Truffle Dogs

A reminder to start booking truffle dogs for the 2017 truffle season.   For dog handlers & truffle dogs, please contact:

  • Karen Drummond started Truffle Dog Services in 2011 searching in the Rotorua/Te Puke area and have enjoyed every season since. In 2016, two of our clients found their first truffles, both perigord and bianchetto. Truffle Dog Services provides truffle detection services for truffiere’s from North Auckland through Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and the Central North Island. Feel free to visit our website about our services and schedule, or contact us on 021 655 054 or email us.
  • Tania Billingsley – located in the lovely RAI Valley (Marlbourgh) Tania and Kelvin Billingsley have purchased Ozzy from ex NZTruffle Dogs fame, she has worked round the country successfully finding truffle on previously non producing truffieres. We are working with Andy Billingsley to continue to breed and train truffle dogs for sale within NZ. Contact Tania on or on 021 481115.
  • Will Clayton – Element Truffles – located in Canterbury and working the Hungarian Vizsla ‘Mila’. 2016 will be the first year of operation for the team and we are offering a free trial for any interested growers. We are able to provide truffle detection to areas in Canterbury and further upon request. Contact us at or on our website

 * Providers of Truffle Detection dogs may not necessarily carry the endorsement of the NZTA. NZTA advises that users request references etc. and conduct their own research.