Competition date was 19.10.2019. (Saturday), and the application deadline was 10.10.2019.
Zigante was organizing the second consecutive international white truffle hunt competition this year.
The international white truffle hunt competition is a unique event which goal is to introduce fair guests to dogs and truffle hunters and to demonstrate their cooperation during a white truffle hunt. Dogs and truffle hunters focus on finding all white truffles. The winner is the dog which finds most truffles in the shortest time, is the most obedient and has the best relationship with its truffle hunter.
It takes 8 minutes to find in 8 truffles, and Szalka the dog found them all in a record five-and-a-half minutes, bringing first place to its owner, Hungarian Balazs Harsagyi from the Pečuh area. The winner of the second edition of the 2nd international hunt competition of the White Truffle Tuber magnatum pico, repeated his last year’s placement. Second place went to Rudolf Karre from Križevci and dog Zara, and third place went to Igor Lozica from Fažana and dog Tuffi.