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Oterhoun.jpg (9376 bytes) The Otterhound is a bold and exuberant dog. Friendly, cheerful, loving and devoted, he makes a good companion.
Breed: Otterhound
Country of Origin: Britain
AKC Group: Hound
Function: Hunt and swim
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Large
Color: Grizzle or wheaten with black markings
Coat Type: Long
Grooming: To avoid matting, it’s weather-resistant coat should be combed or brushed at least weekly. It may need its beard washed more frequently. The coat is suppose to look natural and therefore should not be clipped.
Height: 24-26 inches
Weight: 66-115 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Affectionate
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Barking
Physical: Some lines are prone to hip dysplasia, thrombocytopenia, hemophilia and bloat. Do not overfeed for it will gain weight easily. A minor concern is elbow dysplasia