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Standard Otterhound Characteristics
About the Otterhound
The Otterhound was created in the 14th century in Great Britain to hunt the otters that competed for the anglersí food.
Today, the Otterhound is mainly used as a companion dog.
Otterhounds are vocal dogs who love to make their presence known. Though they are can learn to master commands, this breed takes a lot of training due to their independent spirit. They are very loving animals that are great towards their families but are not best paired with small children because their clumsiness can easily hurt them. They do get along well with other dogs but have a tendency to chase anything that is non-canine. They do tend to snore loudly when asleep so if peace and quiet is what you desire this may not be the dog for you.
Long and lanky describe the Otterhound. This breed has a very narrow, long head with a muzzle that is equal in length to the skull. Their broad nose sits below their dark, deep set eyes and low hanging ears. They have a very long neck and long thin tail. They have very large, webbed feet, which enable them to swim well. Their coat is somewhat shaggy with a slight wave to it. The most common colors of fur for this breed are grizzle or wheaten with black markings.
This breed is prone to only a few health concerns: dysplasia, bloat and bleeding disorders.
Otterhounds thrive in a house with a large yard. They are inactive inside but they do require a good deal of exercise in a cool climate.
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