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News of the Dog School spreads far and wide, attracting attention from local media to national press. Here are some of the highlights.

And the Truffles Kept Coming

Date: August 21, 2016, Categories: Dogs, Truffles

Following the first truffle cultivation successes, Marion felt very positive that more truffles would be found. She had great fun telling customers and friends of the finds. Emails of congratulations came in from all round the world and the media soon got hold of the story. A date was arranged...

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Truffle Orchard Success in Somerset

Date: , Categories: Dogs, Press and PR, Truffles

In 2010 Paul and Marion Dean planted a truffle orchard at their new home in Somerset. The 650 trees were nurtured and monitored at every stage in the hope that one day they might produce the sought after truffle. There are no guarantees with truffles, lead times can often be...

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Truffle Seminars create huge interest.

Date: July 12, 2016, Categories: Days out, Truffles

For the first time we have scheduled truffle seminars into the calendar. We thought the need was there for this kind of informative event and this has definitely proved to be the case. We are ideally placed to host truffle tuition. The 650 tree truffle orchard is adjacent...

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The First International Truffle Conference to be held in the UK. August 2015 Hosted by the UK and organised by the Tuber aestivum/uncinatum European Scientists Group (TAUESG)

Date: September 12, 2015, Categories: Days out, Press and PR, Truffles

What an amazing learning opportunity!  Many of the world’s leading truffle experts travelled to the UK for their annual conference. If only I had known how edifying it would be I would have personally dragged every British truffle grower and enthusiast there, and they would have thanked me for it....

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New training areas announced!

Date: February 19, 2015, Categories: Days out, Dogs, Truffles

In addition to the well-established favourite training activities of finding hand-placed black truffles in my yard, or foraging through 'Diggers Delight', we now have three extra training areas. These areas feature authentic truffle impregnated trees from our truffle orchard. This training is for our existing customers who would like to return...

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Dog of the Year 2014

Date: November 18, 2014, Categories: Uncategorized

Congratulations to Rodney, truffle dog of the year 2014. Breed:  Labradoodle x Rhodesian Ridgeback Sex:  Dog At just under two years old on his training day, Rodney was full of youthful enthusiasm and literally romped through every exercise we gave him.  Despite his size, he is gentle and affectionate.  Sharing...

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Discovering the Great British Truffle on sale at Winstone’s Bookshop

Date: November 9, 2014, Categories: Press and PR, Truffle book

Many thanks to Winstone's Bookshop in Sherborne, Dorset for stocking our book 'Discovering the Great British Truffle'. Their support is much appreciated. Winstone’s enthusiastically opened its door on the 18th February 2012. The readers of Sherborne were treated to a parade of well loved characters including Spot, Peter Rabbit...

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