Otterhound Breed Dog Photos

Otterhound Photo Gallery – Pictures Of Otterhounds!

December 15th, 2008

The Otterhound is an exceptionally rare breed that originates from Britain.  Currently there are less than 1000 Otterhounds living in the world today (with the largest population residing in the UK).  One of the breed’s ancestors is the distinctive Bloodhound.  Like its name obviously states, the breed was used to hunt otters in packs.

Photo by thekennelclub

The Otterhound is a large breed (ranging from 65-125 lbs) with a unique rough coat.  This breed should not be shaved down as it can take up to 2 years for the coat to regrow.  An Otterhound should be brushed 1-2 times weekly to prevent matting and to keep shedding down.  The “beard” often collects food and water and many owners like to wipe their dogs face after meals.