Strong and shaggy, the Otterhound delights owners with his antics.
Vital Stats
Height: 24 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: males, around 115 pounds; females, around 80 pounds
Coat: shaggy and long
Life span: 10 to 12 years or more

The large and rough-coated Otterhound was originally bred for hunting otter in England. Built for work, he has a keen nose and renowned stamina. He is also a playful clown, friendly and affectionate with his family.

He is an uncommon breed, with fewer than 10 Otterhound litters born each year in the United States and Canada. Full Otterhound profile on
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