Truffle dogs

Macenmist’s working dogs

Macenmist is the property name and also a registered breed prefix. Our first litter of Border Collies was registered in 1995. Not all our dogs worked but they all loved the farm.

Sadly, as time went on our Borders passed but we needed to design labels for our wines, so it was decided that some of the Macenmist Border Collies would individually feature on each variety produced. Macenmist Silken Socks (Scoobie) is the Shiraz; Macenmist Stirling Storm (Pebbles) is the Cabernet Sauvignon and Macenmist Quinntesential (Missy) is the Chardonnay.


Truffling Lagottos

Macenmist’s Truffle dogs are pure breed Lagotto Romagnolos, which are the original truffle dogs and famous for their truffle hunting skills. The Lagotto is one of the earliest known pure breeds and is the forebear of a number of today’s dog breeds.

Our Lagottos are Ch Tartufo Adelina (Fahren) and Ch Amicileale Emilia Cesena (Tawdiffu) and Amicileale Unvover Th Treasure SongLu).

Fahren was born on 14 March 2011 and in year one of her life she became an Australian Champion and also found her first truffles.

Tawdiffu, our second truffle dog born on 13 June in 2015 and arrived at Macenmist just in time to learn how to find truffles alongside her mentor Fahren . Our latest edition SongLu is still learning the trade and watches the other truffle dogs closely.