Plott Hound – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Hound Dogs
Height:
20 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
40 to 75 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 14 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Plott Hound is a large scent hound, originally bred to help people hunt bears.

Did you know that the Plott Hound is the official state dog of North Carolina? They are so loved and popular that they are the number-one dogs for the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department in North Carolina.

They are large and equally energetic dogs of muscular appearance, with a medium build.

Baggy skin is common in hounds, but the Plott Hound has smooth and straight skin with fur fine to medium in texture.

Their coat is always short or medium in length, which enables breeds a smooth and glossy appearance.

According to the National Plott Hound Association, the dog’s fur should be brindled. Today, Plott Hounds are usually family dogs or working dogs. In Germany, they’re commonly used for boar hunting.

If you welcome this breed into your home you should know that they usually come with what’s called ‘a musty odor.’ This is something that can be kept under control when you provide regular brushing and an occasional bath.

Still, this is something that you should be aware of before you welcome the Plott Hound into your home.