Otterhound Breed Info
Otterhound is originated from Great Britain
Size: max: 27 in (H) & 115 lbs (W)
Color: solid-colored grizzle, red, wheaten, sand, blue, with or without white markings
Coat: oily, wooly undercoat with rough, medium-length, broken outer coat
Personality: active, social, enthusiastic
Care: grooming, exercise, fenced yard, leashed
Known health problem: bleeding disorder, bloat, hip dysplasia
Group: hound dogs
Good with children? yes
Good with other pets? good with other dogs, but may tend to chase small animals because of their hunting instinc
The Otterhound dog is a member of the scenthound. These dogs became very popular as hunters throughout England. The first documented groups of Otterhounds were kept by King John in the year 1212, when the dogs were used for hunting down otters. They would go after the otter within their den and then bay after finding it. Hunters would then release the dogs and send in small terriers to dispatch the otters.
The first Otterhounds to arrive in the United States came sometime in the beginning of the 20th century. It did not take long for the AKC to recognize the breed. However, the Otterhound never did quite become a popular house pet or show dog. It is one of the rarest dog breeds from both the AKC and the English Kennel Club.
Otterhound dogs are packhounds, they are very amiable with other dogs. Their noses are very sensitive which make them inquisitive in investigating scents. Otterhounds love to chase small animals when outside and they may keep on the trail until out of sight, therefore a fenced yard is recommended for safety. They are friendly dogs with a unique bass voice which they use frequently. They are also good with children. Otterhounds do well with active families in rural or suburban homes.
Taking Care Of Your Otterhound dog
Taking care of your Otterhound will require daily exercise by brisk walks on the leash or better yet, running outside in a safe area. Grooming may take a bit of work due to the long hair that grows on the feet and mouth. These dogs tend to get very dirty when given the opportunity to roam outside. The average lifespan of a healthy Otterhound is between 12 and 14 years
Otterhound ClubThe Otterhound Club of America
Location: Chicago, Il, Illinois
They are vet checked,akc registered and currently on their vaccinations. They are friendly to new people and agrees with kids and other house animals, they are house and potty trained,they will come with all necessary papers including food