Dog Breeds

Sea Otter

Sea Otter Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum of Sea Otter: Chordata
Class of Sea Otter: Mammalia
Sea Otter Order: Carnivora
Family of Sea Otter: Mustelidae
Genus of Sea Otter: Enhydra
Sea Otter Scientific Name: Enhydra Lutris
Sea Otter Type: Mammal
Diet of Sea Otter: Omnivore
Sea Otter Size: 122-150cm (48-59in)
Sea Otter Weight: 14-45kg (30-100lbs)
Top Speed of Sea Otter: 11km/h (7mph)
Life Span of Sea Otter: 12-15 years
Sea Otter Lifestyle: Solitary
Sea Otter Conservation Status: Endangered
Sea Otter Colours: Black, Brown, Tan
Skin Sea Otter Type: Fur
Sea Otter Favourite Food: Sea Urchins
Habitat of Sea Otter: Unpolluted areas close to the shore
Average Litter Sea Otter Size: 1
Sea Otter Main Prey: Sea Urchins, Clams, Crabs, Seaweed
Predators of Sea Otter: Sharks, Humans, Killer Whales
Sea Otter Special Features: Very dense fur and sharp claws

Of course the above does not apply to the comparatively few dogs kept for the express purpose of protecting one’s person or property, acting as night watchmen at mills or as bodyguards for men who customarily deal with dangerous characters. Such dogs are usually deliberately taught to be vicious, and nine times out of ten show remarkable discrimination in the discharge of their duty. They seem to know criminals from honest men by instinct and seldom attack the latter.

Even with dogs of this type there should be no misunderstanding as to their character. If you have such a dog to accompany and assist you in your work, let it be publicly known that he will allow no familiarities; if he is the guardian of your property give trespassers fair warning by means of a conspicuously placed sign. These simple and reasonable precautions put your dog in the class to which he belongs and place no stigma on dogs in general or on you.


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