So you’re looking to adopt an Otterhound, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “These big, bouncy hounds were ideally suited for otter hunting. OHs are built to be expert swimmers, from the top of their rough, waterproof coat to the bottom of their big webbed feet. A broad chest and powerful shoulders allow them to swim all day without tiring. Their large black nose is amazingly sensitive and could follow an otter’s underwater scent trail over great distances. And the OH’s size and strength enabled them to take on a sharp-toothed, razor-clawed otter that might weigh 20 pounds. Big, boisterous, and affectionate, the Otterhound was bred in medieval England for the now-outlawed activity of otter hunting. This scarce breed is known for his dense shaggy coat, webbed feet, acute sense of smell, and affinity for swimming.”
An Otterhound typically ranges from 60.96cm to 68.58cm in height, and weighs from 36.287389600000004kg to 52.163122550000004kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Otterhound breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Otterhound insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.