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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small breed of hounds, used in England for hunting otters; see otterhound .
  • n. A small hardy British hound having long pendulous ears and a thick coarse shaggy coat with an oily undercoat; bred in England for hunting otters. Called also otter dog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as otter-dog.

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  • n. hardy British hound having long pendulous ears and a thick coarse shaggy coat with an oily undercoat; bred for hunting otters
  • n. hardy British hound having long pendulous ears and a thick coarse shaggy coat with an oily undercoat; bred for hunting otters

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Examples

  • Nor do I crave the basso profundo vociferousness of a shaggy-haired otterhound next to me on the sofa.

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  • The otterhound is one of several English breeds on display at Westminster that have dwindled to near obscurity despite a proud history.

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  • As Baxter the otterhound bounded around the show ring at the

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  • "The negatives to me certainly are so minor in comparison to the wonderful things about life with an otterhound," she said.

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  • The otterhound - a big, goofy mess of a dog with a slobbery beard, unruly coat and happy-go-lucky grin - was once sought after in England because it kept the country's river otter population in check.

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  • "You're talking about an ancient breed that no longer has a job," said Betsy Conway, an otterhound owner and advocate.

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  • Still, Conway said owning an otterhound was worth it.

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  • Of particular concern is late-onset epilepsy, which can surface after an otterhound has already produced offspring, as well as decreasing litter size and female dogs who have difficulty conceiving.

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  • With an otterhound named Gabriel at their side, trainers and Marshall residents Nancy Lange and her daughter Karmen, stood outside the ring as they waited to compete in the puppy class.

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