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Breed Group: Hound
Otterhound

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Weight
Male: 115; Female: 80 lbs
Height
Male: 27; Female: 24 inches
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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
Help reduce the number of Otterhound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

11/2/2014 11:39:44 PM

11/2/2014 11:39:44 PM

How much are otterhounds? I was just wondering what the usual price range is for an otterhound. I am looking to get one next year and because they are not bred often it is hard to find the price quote.

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Anonymous

The Otterhound is a beautiful breed of dog. They are not well known, so yes, it can be hard to find a breeder. Going to the Otterhound Club of your country of origin will help you find one. A reputable, knowledgeable and qualified breeder is the best way to get a healthy, well-bred Otterhound. The average price is normally between $1500.00 - $2000.00. Do your research about your breeder, as you will most likely be on a waiting list for a year or so.
11/4/2014 9:59:33 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/14/2012 4:09:29 PM

7/14/2012 4:09:29 PM

How long do Otterhounds live?

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Anonymous

Like most larger dogs, their lifespan is 10-12 years typically.
11/21/2012 12:19:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/27/2011 5:18:16 PM

6/27/2011 5:18:16 PM

Is the Otterhound good with kids?

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Anonymous

These are sturdy and friendly dogs. They can be great family members but tend to be a bit boisterous at times so small children and frail elderly can get knocked over.
11/21/2012 12:22:49 PM

Anonymous

Yes but Otterhound's are very boisterous and tend to knock small ones down best ages are 6+
4/10/2013 6:54:28 PM

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Updated: 12/19/2014