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Overview: The Otterhound is a very large and strong dog, so it needs a lot of exercise space. They love people, however, and have a gregarious and energetic personality.
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): male: 115, female: 80
Height (in): male: 27, female: 24
Colors: Any.
Coat: The outer coat is dense, rough, coarse and crisp, of broken appearance, 2-4" long on the back. The water-resistant undercoat is short, wooly and slightly oily.
Character: Otterhounds are intelligent, affectionate, and lively.
Temperament: This breed is usually friendly to people, other dogs, household pets, and children.
Care: The Otterhound should not be clipped because it will ruin the natural look of the coat; The Otterhound's coat requires weekly brushing or combing.
Training: This breed requires a very soft, but consistent approach during training. They are not well-known as obedient dogs, so be patient.
Activity: The Otterhound needs plenty of exercise, but should be let off the leash only in an environment where it can be controlled.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed may be prone to hip dysplasia, thrombocytopenia, hemophilia, and bloat in some lines.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

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