Although a rarity in the U.S., this breed was developed to hunt English Otters and is still prized today for its stamina, good nature, and hardiness. They also happen to be highly intelligent and loving, with a goofy personality that is sure to win the heart of everyone they meet. Great with kids, up for anything, they fit into any household—large or small.
1. Otterhounds 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Otterhound Temperament and Training
3. Otterhound Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Otterhounds generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Otterhounds. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Otterhound with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.