I know miniature poodles were (and still are) used as truffle hunting dogs. I think the gift runs strong in Misha because he is obsessed with mushrooms. We had a spell where it rained heavily every day for a week, so there have been a fair number of mushrooms around. Misha is particularly enamored with this one species of bolete mushroom that I think is an edible one. He has already found at least 4-5 of them, including when we're out on walks. And they're uncommon enough that I haven't seen any of them until he finds them. I have found him carrying them around and also digging them up when they are buried. Maybe nosework is in his future. Does anybody else have poodles with this obsession? It does concern me a bit because I worry that he could swallow one of the not-so-edible species. So far he's only been interested in the one I'm fairly sure is edible, but that also seems to be the most common around our property.