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Otter Hound

UK KC Classification Hound
Country of Origin UK
Date of Origin Antiquity
Height 58 - 69 cm (23 - 27 inches)
Weight 30 - 55 Kgs (65 - 120 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Otter Hounds are large, strong, free moving dogs. They are built for working in water but also work well on land. Their coat is dense, rough and waterproof and it can be a variety of colours.


Otter Hounds are known to be friendly, kind, even tempered dogs.


If you are considering an Otter Hound as a pet, consider the following points:
They thrive in cold climates
They are content to live and sleep outdoors
They do not usually make good watch dogs
They are not suitable for urban living
They usually get on well with other dogs
They require a lot of physical exercise

Interesting Facts

Otter Hounds are an endangered breed with approximately 1,000 of them left in the world. Experts view Otter Hounds as being more endangered than the giant panda.


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