Otterhound Puppies & Breed Information

Otterhound

Otterhound Puppy Characteristics


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Otterhound Breed Information


Breed Group: Hound

Weight: Male: 115; Female: 80 lbs

Height: Male: 27; Female: 24 inches

Color(s): Any

Overview

The Otterhound is loyal, dependable, sweet, and bold. This breed makes a wonderful companion to children. This breed tends to chase smaller animals, but does well with cats in the family, and does exceptionally well with other dogs. The Otterhound is generally friendly with all people.

Character

Otterhounds are very cheerful and jolly, making them a joy to be around. They are friendly, intelligent, but can be willful and independent making training a bit more difficult.

Temperament

Making a good house pet, this dog does very well with other animals and people. Being so friendly with people, including strangers, the Otterhound does not do well as a guard or watchdog. However, this dog does love to bay and alert at the slightest of noises.

Care

Weekly brushing will be sufficient, however twice a week is best to keep this coat free of matting. If being used for show, the Otterhound should not have his coat clipped, as this dog should have a natural appearing coat. Beard must be washed frequently to prevent caking and debris.

Coat

The Otterhound has a long double coat. The outer coat of this breed should be dense, coarse, rough and crisp giving a shaggy appearance, while the undercoat should be soft and wooly.

Training

Being very willful and independent, variety, consistency, and patience is the key with this friendly dog. This breed does not respond well to firm training, but softer and more patient techniques.

Activity

A large yard is best for the Otterhound. This dog loves to swim and run so he does require daily exercise. Long walks with his master suit this dog well, but he does best with a fenced in yard.

Ownership

If you are looking for Otterhound puppies for sale from reputable Otterhound breeders or to adopt Otterhounds from an Otterhound rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Otterhound puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Otterhound puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 9/22/2014
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