Deep-Mouthed Music - The Carlisle Otterhounds 1863-1913
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This book is, as far as we know, the first to attempt to tell part of the story of the Carlisle Otterhounds, whose success on the river was matched by success in the show ring. The Lake District is well supplied with lakes, rivers and streams, and at certain times in history otters were plentiful. Victorian times saw the formation and rapid growth of angling clubs who soon clashed with the resident otter population. Hunting and persecution of the otter was not new; this had begun in the time of the vermin act of Henry VIII, however, in Victorian times it was more organised. Many packs sprang up, some lasted awhile, many did not. The Carlisle Otterhounds began in 1863 and were one of the longer lasting packs.