Cost (in U.S. dollars) of a truffle dog in Italy according to a report in Atlas Obscura. When it comes to Italy’s coveted white truffles, dogs (along with pigs) are the preferred hunters. White truffles, a specialty of Piedmont in the fall, are one of the world’s most ravishing delicacies. Because of severe drought this year, truffle prices have soared to $2500 a pound (if you’re lucky).

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