If you have a chance to own an Otterhound, take it. One of the most endangered breeds in the world and more rare than the Giant Panda, he'll be your big, shaggy, boisterous best friend. They're fun-loving, cheerful dogs, up for anything with you, the kids and household pets. Otterhound puppies grow slowly and benefit from early socialization and training. As a scent hound, he'll excel at tracking and many are trained as search and rescue dogs. Clownish and affectionate, he loves being part of family life.