Thinking about purchasing an Plott Hound? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Plott Hound breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Plott Hound owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Plott Hound and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Plott Hound Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Plott Hound and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Plott Hound Profile
The Plott Hound is a muscular dog of medium size raised and developed almost solely in the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and Great Smoky Mountain ranges of North Carolina, United States. They have a short glossy coat that is very dense. Plott Hounds have a long tail and will wag it up high when he/she is alert. They have long drop ears that wrinkle the forehead when they are alert as well. Large and long ears are a distinct characteristic of the breed. They also tend to drool and slobber. Active, brave and enthusiastic, this breed enjoys the outdoors excessively. They are better kept in a kennel, and are usually kept as working dogs and pets, rather than just as pets. They are very intense and adamant about their job and perform well in the field. They are very determined hunters. The Plott is highly trainable and able to get along with most anyone. They are good with children, adults, and are very friendly. The Plott Hound has great stamina, perfect for hunting practically anything, including puma, wolf, boar, coyote, deer, and even bear. Adamant, courageous and keen, the Plott Hound has been said to be the best bear hunter breed there is.
Other Names: Plott
Height: 21 - 27
with any mix of black, brown, grey, red, tan, brindle, blue and yellow. No solid
colors. They should have a streak color effect.
Plott Hound is loyal and intelligent. They also have good scent skills and great
courage. They are very brave in the face of large animals, including 500 lb.
bears! Plotts are determined, skilled, and adamant about their job. They get
along with both children and other pets, as long as it is not what they are
supposed to hunt! They are very friendly, and very enthusiastic. Plotts are
an active breed that is very trainable. They can be wary of strangers.
Watch-dog: High. Very alert,
their brow wrinkles and their tail raises high when they sense something different.
Plott Hound Care and Exercise:
High exercise with moderate care. Plott Hounds need lots of
physical exercise as compared with other breeds; they have a lot of endurance
and stamina. They require minimum grooming. Long walks or coldtrailing trips
are best for exercise.
Activity: High. Plotts are
very active dogs.
Plott Hound Health Issues: They eat fast so they are prone to gastric torsion and life-threatening twisting of the stomach, also known as bloat. Other than this, they are a healthy breed.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
This is a relatively long-lived breed.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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