Breeding group : Hounding
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GENERALBreed group: Hounding Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Guarding, Hunting, Tracking, Watchdog
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 50-75 lbs Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: About 12-14 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
The Plott Hound is probably one of the least known hounds and has only recently been an AKC registered dog breed. Ancestors of today's Plott Hound were used to hunt boar in Germany, but were brought over to America to hunt bears. These dogs are known for their courage and for their stamina.
The Plott has a distinctive 'brindle' which is defined by the National Plott Association as a line or stripe effect that is made with two different hair colors. The shades that are acceptable on a Plott are yellow, red, tan, brown, black, grey and Maltese. White markings are accepted on the chest and feet.
The Plott Hound has smooth short or medium length hair with a glossy appearance.
This is a very fast and active dog breed. They usually accompany hunters and are very vicious with their 'game'. The breed is very alert and quick to learn new things. They will be very affectionate with their master and family and they are always very eager to please.
A Plott Hound should get a lot of exercise and moderate care. This dog breed does not require much grooming. Long walks and trail exercise is great for Plotts.
The Plott Hound is very trainable. They are aggressive in the hunt, but they are very obedient with their master and will follow orders. Training these dogs at an early age is always has the best results.
They need a lot of exercise and it is definitely not recommended to confine a Plott to a small area like an apartment. It is best if the owner has a backyard that the Plott can roam freely; or even in a rural area!