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Two Otterhound dogs with their puppy.

Otterhound Dog Breed Information

Otterhound Kentuckiana Cluster, Kentuckiana Cluster of Dog Shows, Otterhound Photography, Otterhound, Pictures of Otterhounds

Otterhound Kentuckiana Cluster, Kentuckiana Cluster of Dog Shows, Otterhound Photography, Otterhound, Pictures of Otterhounds

Otterhound - a rare and vulnerable dog breed of only about 1000 in the world. From England

Otterhound - a rare and vulnerable dog breed of only about 1000 in the world. From England

Otterhound.
Marc said "yes"... I'm using this later for reference.

Otterhound. Marc said "yes"... I'm using this later for reference.

Otterhounds are a dog breed that show great dignity.

Otterhound Dog Breed Information

Otterhounds are a dog breed that show great dignity.

These cute, rough-coated scent hounds were developed to hunt otters in the 19th century. They were popular pets among hunters until 1978 when there was a dramatic decline in otters, which affected their breed. They are now on the list of  Vulnerable Native Breeds and are identified as endangered. There are only 1,000 Otterhounds left in the world.

These cute, rough-coated scent hounds were developed to hunt otters in the 19th century. They were popular pets among hunters until 1978 when there was a dramatic decline in otters, which affected their breed. They are now on the list of Vulnerable Native Breeds and are identified as endangered. There are only 1,000 Otterhounds left in the world.

Otterhound #MustLoveDogs best dog ever! Waterproof and oily coat with web paws.

Otterhound

Otterhound #MustLoveDogs best dog ever! Waterproof and oily coat with web paws.

Otterhound liver color. So beautiful. These dogs are the best. They don't bark, they have a bey.

Otterhound liver color. So beautiful. These dogs are the best. They don't bark, they have a bey.

Otterhound: Definitely one of the world's rarest breeds.  Only about 1,000 exist worldwide.

Otterhound: Definitely one of the world's rarest breeds. Only about 1,000 exist worldwide.

Credit: Dan Burn-Forti for the Observer Otterhound (42 pups registered last year)

Britain's endangered dog breeds - in pictures

Credit: Dan Burn-Forti for the Observer Otterhound (42 pups registered last year)