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Otterhound overview

The Otterhound originated in Britain for the purpose of hunting otter, once thought to be a pest. This required the hounds frequently to enter water.
Dense, well-insulated coat which will need regular attention.
Cheerful disposition and enjoys human company, but can be stubborn, especially when around water. The Otterhound is considered to be a vulnerable breed.


United Kingdom

Breed Group

Hound Group

Biological data

Male: 95-111 lbs.
41-50 kg..
Female: 65-90 lbs.
29-41 kg.
Male: 67 cm (shoulder).
24-27 inches.
Female: 60 cm (shoulder).
23-26 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
All recognized hound colours permissible: whole coloured, grizzle, sandy, red, wheaten, blue: these may have slight white markings on head, chest, feet and tail tip.
White hounds may have slight lemon, blue or badger pied markings.
Other colours include black and tan, blue and tan, black and cream, occasional liver, tan and liver, tan and white.
Colours not permissible: liver and white, a white-bodied hound with black and tan patches distinctly separate.
Pigment should harmonise though not necessarily blend with coat colour; for example, a tan hound may have a brown nose and eye rims.
A slight butterfly nose permissible (a dark nose speckled with flesh colour).

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Otterhound – Breed standard

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Otterhound references and further reading

Dutch Friends of the Otterhound 


Otterhound Club of America 

The Otterhound 
Otterhound Club

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AP-LWDBQN - Otterhound side view in studio
Photo © Animal Photography, Sam Clark