Otterhound dog breed

Otterhound breed information

Otterhound are hunting hounds. They are scent hounds that can be used for both tracking and hunting. has a sense of smell that surpasses many other type of dogs.

The otterhound comes across as a quite bright dog breed. The dog thrives best when doing tasks that involve mental challenges.

Otterhounds sheds, but less than many other breeds. Although frequent grooming of the coat is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

The otterhound dog should be a pleasure to to train with, but individual differences in the dog breed is expected. Although there are breeds that are characterized as even more energetic, this is still a breed that requires his daily walks. The dog breed have a great need for physical activity, it will be best if the person responsible for the dog are active as well.

The breed appears to be quite loving, and rarely show aggressive behavior above non-family members. They are usually loving with other dogs. The breed is considered child friendly but generalization here can be adversely. No dogs should never leave small children alone with dogs, regardless of breed or size. Children-friendly dogs may be a myth more than anything else, all dogs are different! Although wolves, dogs' close relative, in contrast to this type of breed, there are still similarities.

This is a robust dog that can tolerate cold and low temperatures nice and thrive winter and summer. The otterhound are know for their wanderlust and should be kept in a leash.

The dog's physical features: A otterhound is a midsize dog breed, wireharied coat, with an average body shape, extra large hanging ears, relatively long legs, short rised high tail, and a pleasant expression.

Health: The health problems for otterhounds varies and does not only depend on the breed. Health problems that may occur are hip dysplasia, bloat, hypothyroidism, different illnesses in canines and other disorders and diseases in dogs.

More about the dog: The otterhound originates from England. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 10 to 12 years is possible. Otterhound puppies are not a common sight in local classifieds in newspapers, but you can still find a breeder online. Otterhounds were initially bred for hunting otter in cold water, pack dog.

Classification: American Kennel Club places the dog breed in the group «hounds». United Kennel Club files the dog breed in the category «scenthound». Otterhound is included in FCI database of dog breeds as #294 in section «Scenthounds» (6.1) in the group «scenthounds and related breeds» (registered 1987-12-02). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «hounds».

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