The Otterhound is a hound dog primarily used to hunt otters and minks. The breed originated in Great Britain.

Appearance & Grooming

The Otterhound is a large dog with a strong, wide waist. They have a rough, dense double coat in black, blue, cream, wheaten, and tan. The Otterhound sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.

Behavior & Disposition

The Otterhound has a boisterous and calm personality. They tend to play well with older children. However, adult supervision is recommended when playing with younger children and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Otterhound has a moderate activity level and it is easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Otterhound should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks. It is recommended to feed them well-formulated food as they age.


The Otterhound is a stubborn dog. Therefore, training with patience and positive reinforcement is effective and recommended.

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