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Otterhound Info

Otterhound Breed Information

Learn all about Otterhounds at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Otterhound, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Otterhound breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 24-26" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 5-8 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 66-115 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Otterhound is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 66 lbs that can reach 115 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Otterhound breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Otterhound should know that the average litter size is between 5 to 8 puppies.

Otterhound Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog no
Origin England Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors no
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Otterhound Temperament

bold and exuberant, friendly, cheerful, loving and devoted, good with children,  not recommended for infants, will chase non-canine animals, likes to bay, doesn't bark excessively

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, thrombocytopenia, hemophilia and bloat

Otterhound Coat

Otterhound Dog Colors

Black, Brown, Tan, Sable, Black Markings, Grizzle

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