The Otterhound Club of America
                Promoting, Protecting & Preserving the Breed Since 1960
 The 37th OHCA National   Specialty is almost here!
   Meet over 30 Otterhounds     and their humans in person!

 When: September 14-17, 2017
 Allentown, PA @
    Macungie Memorial Park

  For more information, visit 
    National Specialty Page

Can't come to the 2017 OHCA National Specialty but wish you were there?  No problem - you can join us virtually!!       
This year, ShowDogVideoPros will     be filming and streaming the         2017 Otterhound Specialty.

Click on the OHCA 2017 VIDEO      link for more information.

  Limited number of DVDs will be      available after the show via        OHCA Video Order Form.

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Welcome to the World of Otterhounds

The Otterhound Club of America, Inc. was founded in 1960. The OHCA is a member club of the American Kennel Club, and is recognized by the AKC as the official parent club of the Otterhounds in the United States

The main objective of the Club is to protect and advance the interests of the breed by advocating responsible ownership and breeding of Otterhounds and by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and events for which the Club is eligible under the rules and regulations of the AKC.

With fewer than 800 Otterhounds worldwide, they are more rare than Giant Panda and considered one of the most endangered dog breeds. 

The Otterhound is an old British breed dating back to 1100s, with Bloodhounds and several rough coated hounds in its background.

The Otterhound is a large scent hound, unique among hounds because of his rough, double coat and substantial webbed feet, features necessary to hunt on both land and water. Otterhounds were used in packs to hunt river otter, initially as a way to protect fish ponds. It only later became a sport.

Today, Otterhounds are excellent family companions with great sense of humor and friendly personality. They excel in tracking and all activities involving their extraordinary sense of smell.  They enjoy conformation, agility, rally and obedience. They are trained as Search & Rescue and Therapy dogs.  These hounds are versatile and adaptable to all environments.

We invite you to visit our web site and get to know these magnificent hounds.


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Want to learn more about Otterhounds?

Visit our Online Otterhound University

College 1:   Otterhound Owner's Guide is  now available to the General Public!
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