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Plott Hound Dog Breed

Source: PetWave, Updated on July 16, 2015
Plott Hound


The Plott Hound, commonly referred to simply as the Plott, is a unique hunting breed that descends not from the English Foxhound but rather from the German Hanover Hound, known as the Hannoverischer Schweisshund. Today’s Plott Hound remains courageous and well-suited to hunting large game both competitively and for sport. As a breed, Plotts are eager to please, loyal, intelligent, brave and alert. When hunting, they become enormously aggressive and fearless, earning their reputation as one of the finest bear trailing and treeing breeds. Plotts tend to be vocal and have a distinctly recognizable howl. They also tend to drool. This is the State Dog of North Carolina.

The mature male Plott Hound stands 20 to 25 inches at the withers and weighs on average 50 to 60 pounds. Females stand 20 to 23 inches in height and average 40 to 55 pounds. Their smooth, glossy, thick coat provides protection from wind and water and requires minimal grooming. The coat can be any shade of brindle, solid black or black with brindle trim. Brindle is the preferred color and can be yellow, buckskin, tan, brown, chocolate, liver, orange, red, light or dark gray, blue or Maltese.

Plott Hound Dog Breed Quick Facts

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