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Otterhound Breed Information

This breed was originally developed in England, and is believed to have descended from blood hounds. At present this breed is considered as rare, even so it is said that, this breed existed about 500 years from now. Otterhounds are from the family of scent hounds This breed is large and also massive in size. Their head is large and also narrow in appearance. The ears of the breed are low set and hanging. They have thick and also high set tail, which s tapering towards the end. The feet of this breed are webbed, which helps them to swim. The coat covering the body of this breed is oily, and also rough in texture. They are available in grizzle and also wheaten colour. This breed is brave and also fearless in nature. They are affectionate towards their master and family; especially the children. This breed is a wonderful companion for children. They are very friendly towards other animals, but can be aggressive towards smaller animals, hence should be kept away from them. They are smart, intelligent and quick learners. This breed is very easy to train, and also socialize. Even so, if they are not trained properly this breed can become difficult to handle. They seldom bark. Even if they do bark, it will be to alert its master. They are very protective of their master and also fearless in time of danger. The average height and weight of a healthy Otterhound is 60 cm to 65 cm and 30 kg to 52 kg. This breed is not suitable for apartments. They are best suitable for countryside, where they can run around and burn their energy. They are very energetic and also active. They should be taken out for daily walks and exercises, so that this breed can be physically and also mentally stable. They should also be taken out for swims and occasional off the leash play in safe area. This breed requires regular grooming sessions. They should be brushed every day. Clipping is not recommended for this breed. They cannot withstand hot climate. This breed is prone to health conditions such as thrombocytopenia, bloat, hip dysplasia and also haemophilia. The average life span of this breed is 10 years to 12 years.

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