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Breed Group: Hound
Plott Hound

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Weight
Male: 50-60; Female: 40-55 lbs
Height
Male: 20-25; Female: 20-23 inches
Color(s)
Any shade of brindle; liver, orange, tan, red, gray, black, blue
Overview
An American breed, the Plott Hound was so named by the family that developed them in the Appalachian Mountain chain. They are highly prized for their hunting skill of bear, wolf, coyote, wildcat, and raccoon. The Plott Hound breed is a rarity outside of the Southern states and are not intended to solely be family pets.
Character
The Plott Hound is athletic, powerful, and muscular. This breed possesses endurance, stamina, agility, and courage. They are alert, confident, determined, and aggressive when hunting.
Temperament
Plott Hound's are loyal, enthusiastic, and friendly. They are extremely intense and driven when hunting. The Plott Hound is good with children and other pets. They have a tendency to be wary of strangers, possess a threatening baying bark, and will staunchly defend their family and territory against any person or animal.
Care
The Plott Hound requires minimal grooming. Occasional brushing and bathing will suffice. It is important to routinely check the ears and paw pads for debris particularly after hunting. This breed is prone to bloat and gastric torsion.
Coat
The Plott Hound has a thick weather-resistant coat that is glossy, smooth, and fine. Some may present as a double coat breed with a stiff, long, smooth outer coat and a soft, short, thick under coat.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Plott Hound breed is intelligent, quick to learn, and eager to please. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Plott Hound is not recommended for a sedentary owner or for apartment living. They prefer to be outside and do best in a large securely fenced yard or rural setting. This breed requires an inordinate amount of exercise and a job to do.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Plott Hound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

1/3/2015 6:37:50 AM

1/3/2015 6:37:50 AM

Plott Hound My husband and I just became first time parents to our daughter in late August. We had three dogs and two passes away in November due to cancer. We were devastated. We got a Curr hound puppy that is just a few days younger than our daughter. Our other dog is a 7 year old weenie dog mix. Our curr is growing quickly and is so sweet. We live on a farm with plenty of acres to run, but we'd like to get her a friend that's more her age and someone to play with, learn to protect our family/home/farm from large prey. Would a plott hound be a good companion to get with a 4 month old baby and another four month old puppy? Our dogs are with us inside and pretty much go wherever we go. Thanks for your time!

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Anonymous

Your Curr/Hound mix will grow up with the instincts to protect her property and family. So you will not have to worry about that as long as you teach her what are threats and what aren't. As for the Plott Hound puppy, the Plott Hound is a lovely family dog and does best on an acreage/farm. Since you already have the space, a pup would do fine in your home with your daughter and your other two dogs.
1/3/2015 3:49:56 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/22/2013 11:21:48 PM

2/22/2013 11:21:48 PM

does the Plott Hound have brown streaks along the side of it's body? Our dog is a rescued stray dog. He looks like a lab with some hound of somekind. He has long ears, barks like a hound and has brown streaks along the sides of his body. He looks like this Plott hound in the picture but has longer ears, can't see if the dog in the picture has these streaks or not. Can you tell me if he is probably got some of the Plott breed in him? thanks

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Anonymous

The only way to know if your dog is a pure-bred or what breeds make up your dog is to have your dog DNA tested. You can buy them online or at your vet for an average cost of $45.00 - $85.00.
7/15/2014 1:44:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2013 9:50:35 PM

2/21/2013 9:50:35 PM

how big do plott hound and Siberian husky mix puppy's get We our looking to get a puppy that is a Siberian husky and plott hound mixed. I'm worried that its going to be to big for my house to trying to get ideas on how big he could get any ideas?

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Anonymous

Hi, I was wondering. If you ever got this mix? We have a19 week old Plott hound mix we got from a rescue and the father's breed was unknown, but we think there's husky in there. Just wondered how big your dog did get? Thanks.
10/27/2013 11:17:31 PM

Anonymous

We know the mom of our dog was a plott but he has a bushy curly tail of a husky and so we've always thought that's what the father was. He's about a year and a half and he's just shy of 50 pounds.
5/11/2015 9:55:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/31/2012 10:44:36 PM

10/31/2012 10:44:36 PM

MY 8 MONTH OLD PLOTT IS BITING AND JUMPING. HOW SHOULD WE HANDLE THIS?

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Anonymous

Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer. He/She will be able to help you with this situation.
7/15/2014 1:44:45 PM

Anonymous asked:

8/5/2012 2:59:35 PM

8/5/2012 2:59:35 PM

We just rescued a 15 month old plott/cur mix who was been trained for bear, cougar, and pig... We just rescued a 15 month old plott/cur mix who was been trained for bear, cougar, and pig hunting. We have a 160 acre ranch for her to run around on but are worried she will be a danger to our animals. Is retraining possible at her age? She has spent her life on the end of a chain but we want her to become part of the family.

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Anonymous

With Positive Reinforcement training, she should be able to come around. But please remember, her instincts and previous training will run deep. Do not trust your dog off leash/unsupervised until you are 100% sure she is not a danger to your other animals.
7/15/2014 1:45:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/15/2012 8:44:11 PM

2/15/2012 8:44:11 PM

i have small pond and no fenced in yard would my Plott Hound run away if i got one?

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Anonymous

I have 6 Plotts hounds. If you raise them while their young to stay close to the house they will remain there. If they are allowed to run free and they run away, they usually choose a certain place to run to and everytime they run away you can find them there.
4/3/2012 6:46:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/23/2011 5:30:59 PM

9/23/2011 5:30:59 PM

Are Plott Hounds protective and an outside dog only?

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Anonymous

Plotts are very alert and will tell you of anyone or anything coming near(very vocal). I wouldn't expect them to back it up. In my opinion no dog should ever be strictly an outside dog. They are pack animals and want to be part of your pack. How can a dog offer any protection living separately and outside?
10/16/2011 3:09:56 PM

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8/2/2011 5:17:04 AM

8/2/2011 5:17:04 AM

We recently adopted a Plott Hound from an elderly neighbor. He is 14 years old, I would like to... We recently adopted a Plott Hound from an elderly neighbor. He is 14 years old, I would like to know what the normal life span for him?

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Anonymous

On average Plott Hounds live to about 15 years, but with regular exercise, balanced diet, grooming (ears,nails,teeth) and luck I've seen 18-22 year olds, walking around.
10/16/2011 3:21:37 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/31/2011 2:12:54 PM

7/31/2011 2:12:54 PM

I have a 9 month old female plott hound, and I want to breed her with my other hound, but I am... I have a 9 month old female plott hound, and I want to breed her with my other hound, but I am new to having a female. I would like to know how long they are in heat at a time, and how often they come into heat? and what is a good age for her to have her first litter? Thank you

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Anonymous

Average heat cycles are 21 days, twice a year. Breeding should only occur after 2 years of age and after health testing has been done. This insures fully formed joints and a dog that is mentally ready to be an adult.
10/16/2011 3:12:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/25/2011 5:23:40 PM

7/25/2011 5:23:40 PM

I live in the city, would a Plott Hound be a good dog for me?

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Anonymous

Remember hounds in general can be vocal. Lots of exercise and training can help this, so if you're active, strong willed and not afraid to take classes and hang out in the park you'll do fine.
10/16/2011 3:14:07 PM

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7/15/2011 12:29:48 PM

7/15/2011 12:29:48 PM

My dad has just got a 1 year old plott hound fully trained for deer stalking. He is very kind... My dad has just got a 1 year old plott hound fully trained for deer stalking. He is very kind but is a hunting dog through and through. I have a yorkie and a cat that are currently in quarantine and are due to come out in 2 months. I am worried they will not get on and the plott may hunt my cat or hurt my yorkie?

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Anonymous

Always a possibility. Introduce slowly, and through a fence or crate. Remember animals in quarantine are used to being crated, work on the hounds crate skills as well and let them have turns.
10/16/2011 3:17:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/26/2011 9:17:41 PM

3/26/2011 9:17:41 PM

If I get a plott hound, and I don't have a fence around my house, is the dog most likely to run... If I get a plott hound, and I don't have a fence around my house, is the dog most likely to run away?

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Anonymous

I have a mixed plott very smart and trainable mine is now six months and is the best well behaved puppy I have ever seen or owned
4/8/2011 11:18:00 PM

Anonymous

Our Plott Hound/Blue Tick mix puppy does GREAT on the underground/invisible fence! He knows his boundaries exactly and doesn't dare try to leave no matter what passes by! If you can't put up a real fence I would recommend the underground system!
5/20/2011 10:44:31 AM

Anonymous

Yes, you will need some form of fencing, like an underground-type if nothing else. Plott hounds are scent hounds and will wander if you leave them outside with no fence, but overall they are FABULOUS dogs. We love ours, she's as loyal and smart as they come.
6/25/2011 5:54:46 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/26/2011 4:29:46 PM

3/26/2011 4:29:46 PM

Can Plott Hounds be family pets?

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Anonymous

I have a plott hound basset mix which I adopted from a rescue shelter. She is the most lovable dog I have ever had. Even as a puppy, we never had any problems with nipping at people.
5/25/2011 11:06:42 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/12/2011 8:13:24 PM

1/12/2011 8:13:24 PM

If I get a Plott Hound puppy, will it get along with my cats?

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Anonymous

My Plott Hound and two 13 year old cats are partners in crime! The cats had never seen a dog before him and he had never seen a cat before them. They are all best friends and we've never had any problems with anyone not getting along!
2/1/2011 3:38:11 PM

Anonymous

Our Plott Hound named Trace, has attacked a friend's cat twice because the cat hissed at him. At home he is just fine with our cat.
3/26/2011 12:47:23 PM

Anonymous

I have a Plott Hound/Blue Tick Hound mix puppy who is 4 1/2 months old (and 50 lbs!!) and a Border Collie mix who is 10 years old. We also have 2 cats and they don't currently get along with our energetic plott puppy. Maybe one day they will get used to each other. Our plott puppy just barks at the cats and will chase them when they run but has not attacked either of the cats. He just wants to play with the cats but they don't understand. Depends on the attitude of the cats and the dog. Every animal is different! Good luck!
5/20/2011 10:42:04 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/12/2010 4:22:33 PM

11/12/2010 4:22:33 PM

Is the Plott Hound able to be trained to stay and play with my children outdoors? or will it... Is the Plott Hound able to be trained to stay and play with my children outdoors? or will it always be a roamer?

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Anonymous

Plott Hounds are good with children. We have had several plott hounds. As to the roaming, we have a fenced in farm, they roam all they want. Don't know how well they would do with a smaller yard.
11/24/2010 11:01:04 AM

Anonymous

Our Plott Hound, Trace jumps the fence when he catches a scent. We usually have to chase him down.
3/26/2011 12:49:19 PM

Anonymous

my plott hound stays by my side all the time. he is only on a leash in public areas. in my yard, or hiking he stays right by me though.
5/31/2011 9:49:49 PM

Anonymous

Plotts are great with kids, though very energetic as pups. A fence is necessary if they're outside, but ours love kids to death.
6/25/2011 5:56:30 PM

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