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.
The Otterhound Owner's Guide. If you are viewing this website, chances are you have either just purchased an Otterhound or you are contemplating doing so. In either case, the Otterhound Owner's Guide will prove invaluable in answering the many questions people have about this fascinating and unique breed. Topics include personality and physical traits as well as the proper training, grooming and health care of the Otterhound.
From the moment you lay eyes on your new Otterhound "baby", be it a 12 week old puppy, an 8 year old rescue or a retired show dog, don't be surprised if you constantly find yourself smiling in delight at its comical antics and beguiling personality. Welcome! You've joined the legion of those whose lives will be forever enriched by the unique love and devotion to an Otterhound.
Now is the time to begin giving your new Otterhound the best possible start in its new home. It is our hope that the Otterhound Owner's Guide will give you the assistance you need and introduce you to other resources that will enrich your lives together.
The Breeder's Guide 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.