Adam Clark, 51, with his new puppy Ollie. See SWNS story SWSYgold. A family's new puppy is already worth its weight in gold - after digging up sovereign coins worth nearly £6k. Adam Clark, 51, bought Ollie, a lagotto romagnolo, as a surprise for his daughter Alicia, nine, last month. The breed is notorious for digging - especially for truffles - and on March 30, on his first walk around the local fields, the young dog stumbled upon a small fortune. To his owner's delight and utter disbelief, Ollie instinctively dug up a total of 15 gold sovereign pieces likely dating back to the nineteenth century. Adam, who works in property, took the gold coins to be examined by Chards, one of the leading gold dealers in the country - who valued them at a staggering £5,943.96. The landlord is thrilled with the return from the treasure, but believes the real prize is Ollie himself, dubbing him his very own "gold hunter".