⏪ Otterhound ⏩ large scent hound, developed to hunt otters, hence the name. Great swimmers, they can swim for hours without resting, even in cold water. There are an estimated 1000 Otterhounds in the world. It is considered to be the most endangered native breed in Britain.
Otterhounds are large, rough-coated dogs with great strength, dignity, and a wonderful musical voice that can be heard from a great distance. A packhound, it was originally bred to hunt its quarry on land or water, but will fit in as a family companion.