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Breed Standards for the Otterhound

 

 

General Appearance:

A big, strong hound, built for a long day’s work in water, the breed must also be able to gallop on land.

 

 

Coat:

A rough, double coat and large feet are essential.

 

 

Size:

Its height is 24 – 27 inches and its weight varies greatly but can be anything from 65 – 120 pounds.

 

 

Temperament: 

This even tempered, amiable breed has a loud, baying call.  Owners should ideally be energetic but not house-proud.


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