My dog Bentley, whom I rescued from SPCA is the spitting image of this dog--could it be he's one of these? He's awesome--these dogs sniff out truffles in Italy--and he definitely is a "seek & find" dog
Militiamen of the Company of Captain Roelof Bicker and Lieutenant Jan Michielsz. Blaeuw (Officers and other Marksmen of the VIII District in Amsterdam before the De Haan Brewery at the Corner of the Lastaadje), Bartholomeus van der Helst, 1639
Lagotto Romagnolo is a rare Italian breed coming from Romagna. They were originally bred as water retrievers, but have also been used to hunt truffles. They are considered excellent family companions that are easy to train and care for.