Otter Hound Breed Profile


Among the traits of the Otter Hound is that they are bold, exuberant, friendly, cheerful, loving, devoted, affectionate, intelligent, independent and strong willed.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is excellent with children but isnt good with infants and small children simply because this breed of dog tends to be on the clumsy side.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight of this breed of dog is around 66 to 115 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with Otterhounds include but are not limited to hip dysplasia, thrombocytopenia, hemophelia, weight gain, bloat, and elbow dysplasia.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question for this breed of dog, as they need the outdoors, and weren't originally bred as a family pet. Shedding is average, yet labor intensive.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not for the apartment or condo environment. Not for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog is best suited for the countryside.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog is very protective.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good guard dog and watchdog.

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