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otter dog

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(also otter hound)

Definition of otter dog in English:

noun

A large hound of a breed with a long rough coat, used in otter hunting.
Example sentences
  • When she got him home, she made a strange discovery - the dog has webbed feet since she is an otter hound, bred for medieval hunting when otters could be found on the dinner table.
  • Finally, some observers report, bull terriers were commissioned to smooth out remnants of the otter hound cross that were considered unpresentable after the Airedale had entered the show ring in the 1860s.
  • Early this afternoon I wandered down into the lower car park to find a hunt setting up, big otter hounds anxious for the start.

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