The Otterhound Club of America
                Promoting, Protecting & Preserving the Breed Since 1960

Additional Breed Resources & Information

Do you feed Purina® Pro Plan?

Want to help with OHCA Funding?
Sign up for the Purina Pro Club.

Our Club participates in the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP)  Program to earn funding for canine health studies, education and/or rescue efforts that will benefit our breed. For information on becoming a member and to sign up, visit PPCP web site.

PLEASE NOTE: Pro Club Members redeem weight circles from bags of participating Purina brand dog food. Purina tracks these weight circle submissions and for every $100 of qualifying weight circle points earned by Pro Club members, Purina donates $10 to the participating national parent breed club.

ALSO NOTE: This data is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any company or product by the OHCA. 

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The Club

The Otterhound Club of America 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 Otterhound in the United States. All OHCA members are encouraged to sign and abide by the Code of Ethical Conduct. The Club publishes a bi-monthly newsletter for its membership and has held a National Specialty every year since 1981.  

Every year, the OHCA sponsors a National Specialty in the fall and a Regional Specialty in Louisville, KY in March.  Public Education events are held around the country. Please visit our Events Calendar for opportunities to meet an Otterhound up-close and personal.

Have question for the OHCA Board of Directors?   Please send an email to

 Club Officers & Board of Directors Contact Information 
President Sarah MacQuiddy FL (970) 381-8090

Vice President Becky Van Houten WI (920) 868-2058
Secretary Barbara Horrell MT (406) 363-8529
Treasurer Ashka Gordon  CA
 Director  Eibhlin Glennon 
(847) 838-3889

Cindy Huffman IL (217) 801-8013 
 Director  Karmen Lange MI
(269) 274-7203
 Director  Robin Keeling GA (678) 925-9077

 Director  Joel Urbon MI (616) 298-4166

 AKC Delegate Joellen Gregory
MD (301) 788-9810
Past President
Andy McIlwaine OH (216) 570-9526

 Club Committees Contact Information 
Breeder Referral Sharon Tomblyn   WV  (304)  472-4913

 Companion/ Performance Katelynn Wright  MI
 (269) 598-9003
Finance Ashka Gordon   CA
Health Joellen Gregory   MD  (301) 788-9810 
 Judges Education  Becky Van Houten  WI  (608) 868-2058
 Member Relations  Joel Urbon  MI  (616) 298-4166
 Otterhound University
  Becky Van Houten
 WI (608) 868-2058 
Public Education  Deborah Follett   NJ  (908) 507-8163

Eibhlin Glennon IL (847) 838-3889 
Kathy Munger MD  (410) 349-0420
 Technology Heidi Smith
Arjun Ravindra

Otterhound Breeders
A list of Otterhound breeders in the US and Canada is available on our Breeder Referral page.   For information about Breeders in Great Britain and other countries, visit Kennel Club pages available on the Links page

Otterhound Rescue
Please read how you can help determine if a dog might really be an Otterhound. For more information visit the Rescue Page or email 


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