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.
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.
Does your Otterhound bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
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.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Otterhound puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 115; Female: 80 lbs
Male: 27; Female: 24 inches
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