The home of OHU where you can learn about EVERYTHING OTTERHOUND!
Welcome to Otterhound University owned and operated by the Otterhound Club of America. We hope this will be a great source for you to learn more about Otterhounds. The University will be divided into several "colleges" to reach out to members and other interested guests.
Thinking about getting an Otterhound? Where did they come from anyway? Learn about the history of the breed and their ancestry. Discover what questions to ask a breeder and what they might ask you before they let you bring home one of their precious babies. There aren't many Otterhounds in the world so you might have to wait for the right one to come your way. Find out about the care, feeding and grooming as well as what you need to know about Otterhound health. See videos of the dogs in action through all the many activities owners do with their dogs. Enjoy clips of dogs from some of our National Specialties.
Ever wonder what goes into breeding an Otterhound? How does a breeder make decisions when selecting just the right pairing to produce wonderful puppies? Learn more from our experienced breeders and how they have planned their breeding programs. Go with them as they share their joys and sorrows. Who was the foundation bitch? How did they determine who was the best sire to use with their bitch? What role did a mentor play in their development as a breeder?
The Judge's Guide Here you will find access to the materials used by the OHCA when preparing judges to judge our breed. There is no substitute for getting your hands on the dogs but here you will find the repository for the materials that will further educate you about this stunning breed. The Illustrated Standard of the Otterhound will be found in this section.
Other Otterhound Resources Included in this section are materials that would not fit in other categories such as hand outs from seminars sponsored by the club, recommended websites or other documents suitable for Otterhound owners and friends.