Otter Hound

Scent Hound

The Otterhound from the web site of

The Otterhound is a friendly, mellow and undemanding dog that is good with children but who may, unintentionally, bump smaller kids.  They are good with other animals especially if raised with them.  They may join in any singing, or start a song on their own.  The Otterhound needs lots of exercise and it is good if that included swimming.  Be careful to control their situation because once they get a good scent they’re off to the hunt and lose focus of anything else.  Must be brushed on a weekly basis.

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Notes for owners
Medium Weekly Not for apartments.  Heavy exercise including swimming.  Good with children, but too big for infants.  May snore.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Otterhound Club of America



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