Originally used in England as pack hound to trail and kill otter that were said to interfere with trout and salmon fishing, the Otterhound hunted its quarry on land and water. This required a combination of unique characteristics -- most notably a rough-double coat, large sensitive nose and substantial webbed feet. Otter hunting is no longer allowed, however the Otterhound is the same dog today as he was in the 19th Century - a large dog with an imposing head, strong body and long striding movement, fit for a long days work, with an amiable, boisterous and even-tempered personality.

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