Plott Hound Breed Information
Breed Group: Hound
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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