This article is from the Otterhounds Breed FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Kiki Lamb).
Otterhounds have a relatively long life span of 10 to 13 years with
some living to 15 or older. Like most large breeds, they are subject
to hip dysplasia and bloat. There have been a few records of
Otterhounds with bleeding disorders. The Otterhound Club of America is
in the process of completing a health survey of the breed in the US
and preliminary information indicates major health problems are
uncommon. This breed is usually quite slow to mature, both physically