The Otterhound was originally developed in England and mainly used to hunt otter. Being built for work he has high levels of stamina and is always in the need to do something. The average height of a Otterhound is 2 feet to 2 feet, 3 inches weighing about 70 to 85 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.
Originally bred in the 14th century in England to hunt otter the Otterhound is very intelligent and easy trainable. He is very friendly, boisterous, affectionate and loyal to his owner and his family and what he enjoys the most is always being in the center of attention. The Otterhound loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Otterhound is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have a well behaved and obedient dog.
Otterhound is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Otterhound is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Otterhound, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Otterhound was originally developed in England in the 14th century and was specially bred to be capable of hunting otter. He has descended from the well-known Bloodhound, a hunting dog that was also developed in England.