Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Otterhound Dogs, "Scientific name for Otterhound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Otterhound Dog is a variety of dog that belongs to the ancient British dog variety. The Otterhound Dog breed hails from the United Kingdom, and it is a smell chase animal that was bred especially to hunt otters as its name suggests.
The fully grown average height at the shoulders of the Otterhound Dog is 24 to 27 inches (60.9 to 68.6 cm). The average weight is 65 to 112 pounds (29.4 to 50.8 kg
The Otterhound Dog breed is a great scent chasing dog, with a slightly rectangular-shaped body. They have a big, narrow head and the muzzle length is equal to the length of the head, with a slight stop. They have a dark colored nose, with spaced nostrils. The teeth of the Otterhound Dog meet in a scissors bite. Their eyes are set deep and contain a color that matches the color of their coat. The low-set, elongated, folded ears are set low to reach the top of the nose, suspending down loosely.
Otterhound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Otterhound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Otterhound Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
The Otterhound Dog breed has a well-built neck, with a plentiful dewlap. The high set tail is long and thick at the foot and is narrow to a point. The Otterhound Dog have deep and thick webbed feet for swimming, with curved toes, with the detached dewclaws on the forelegs. This dog breed has a twofold coat with the length, ranging from 3 to 6 inches (7.6 to 15.2 cm). The oily external coat is uneven, coarse and thick with a broken look. The undercoat of the dog is soft and water resistant. The Otterhound Dog breed has a hairy face and shaggy eyebrows.
Otterhound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Otterhound Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Otterhound Dogs eye protected and moist. Otterhound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The Otterhound Dog breed is brave, clever and animated that is loyal to its family and good with kids. These breeds are hospitable, affectionate and cheerful in nature with a lot of strength. The Otterhound Dogs are better companions, and they cope well with all family pets, other dogs, kids and people. However, owing to their hunting nature, these dogs will hound the non-canine animals.
The weatherproof coat of the Otterhound Dog breed must be combed or brushed at least once in a week to keep away from matting. The breed may require its beard cleansed more often. The Otterhound Dog is a medium shed breed.
The average lifespan of the Otterhound Dog breed ranges from 10 years to 12 years.
The number one heath problems amongst Otterhound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Otterhound Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
When purchasing a Otterhound Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Otterhound Dog is in the Hound Dog Group, in 1909 the (AKC) American Kennel Club recognized the Otterhound Dog.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Otterhound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Otterhound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Otterhound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Otterhound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
Otterhound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Otterhound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Otterhound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Otterhound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Otterhound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.