Otterhound Dog Breed
Otterhound Dog Classification:
Other Names: Otter Hound,
Otterhound in Foreign Languages:
Origins: Otterhounds were initially
bred to hunt otters, that were depleting
fish from the local streams. Otterhounds
would trail the otter to it's den then
bay to alert of the location.
Description: Otterhounds have
a stocky build, they are slightly longer
than they are tall. Otterhounds have a
large nose and muzzle, they have webbed
Size: Otterhound dogs are medium
to large size dogs, they weigh 65 to 110
lbs, they stand 24 inches to 27 inches
tall at their shoulder.
||65 - 90 lbs
||24 inches tall
||95 - 110
Coat: Otterhounds have a coat
with two distinct layers. They have a
rough outercoat, and a shorter woolly
undercoat. Otterhounds have rough coats
with black, brown, tan, sable, black markings,
giving them a grizzled appearance.
Disposition: Otterhounds are pack
dogs, as such they are friendly with other
dogs, but may chase smaller animals. Otterhounds
are exhuberant and affectionate with their
Type Dog: Otterhounds are hunting
Litter Size: Otterhounds typically
give birth to litters with 5 to 8 puppies.
Behavior: Otterhounds have a one
track mind while on the hunt, they like
to swim and and are easy going, though
they can b estubborn. They are typically
quite good with children. They require
a fair amount of patience when training
because they are strong-willed.
Traits: Athletic, independent,
exuberant and amiable.
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Life Span: Otterhounds typically
live between 10 to 13 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC(UK), NZKC, UKC