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BSK Breed Index: The Otterhound

Life Span: 10-12 years

Height: 24-26 in

Weight: 66-115 lbs

Litter Size: 5-8 pups

Temperament: Brave

Intelligence: Medium

Classification: Hound

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Otterhound

Believed to originate in France, the breed was developed by crossbreeding Bloodhounds with Terriers.

They were used to hunt otters who were eating the local fish supply. 

Otterhound Fun Facts

They are not considered to be kid, pet or apartment friendly.

They are a very rare breed and are also one of the largest scent hounds. 

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