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Plott Hound

Plott Hound

Plott Hound Characteristics: The spirited and fearless Plott Hound is a breed of medium sized dog, classified as a member of the Hound Dog Group (AKC:2006), a Scenthound.

The Plott Hound, is characterized by its beautiful, powerful appearance with a strong, athletic body and gentle, intelligent expression.

Other characteristics include prominent, hazel or brown colored eyes; medium length, high set ears; a long, heavy, tapering tail and a fast, agile gait. The temperament of the Plott Hound can be described as Bold, Alert, Courageous. The coat type of the Plott Hound is described as short, fine coat in assorted colors. 

Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Plott Hound demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog and Hunting Dog and is known by its nick name the "Mr. Plott's Dog". The origin of the Plott Hound dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid 1700's.

Plott Hound Breed Group and Dog Type - Hound Dog Group (AKC:2006), a Scenthound: The Plott Hound is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Hound Dog Group (AKC:2006), a Scenthound.

Other names for the Plott Hound: The Plott Hound is known by the nickname of the "Mr. Plott's Dog". Other names for this breed of dog include the Plott Cur.

Origin of the name: The "Plott Hound" takes it name from its breeder Henry Plott.

Plott Hound - Scenthound: The Plott Hound is a Scenthound, one of the hunting dog breeds, built for endurance, with deep, open nostrils that enable the canine to pick up scent particles and track small and large game, including wild hogs, bears, cougars and the raccoon.

Plott Hound History and Origin: The country of origin of the Plott Hound breed was in United States during the mid 1700's. The "Plott Hound" was developed by a German immigrant called Johannes  "George" Plott who emigrated to the English colony of North Carolina in 1750.

He brought a five German boar hounds with him to America and his son, Henry Plott, developed the breed, by cross breeding the boar hounds with the Catahoula Leopard Dog. Although originally trained to hunt racoons, bears, wild hogs and raccoons, the Plott Hound was also used as a cougar, coyote, wolf and wildcat hunters in the Appalachian Mountains, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains of the eastern United States.

The Plott Hounds were bred by generations of Plott family members, commonly referred to as Plott's hounds, who rarely sold the dogs outside the mountain regions. The Plott Hound is unique amongst the seven American Coonhounds breeds because it descends from Germanic stock rather than the traditional English foxhound. For nearly 200 years the Plott Hound was relatively unknown outside the eastern United States until the 1900's when they were crossed with some black and tan hounds. The Plott Hound was first registered with the United Kennel Club in 1946.

Plott Hound Modern History: The modern history of the Plott Hound moved on and the Plott Hound was designated the official state dog of North Carolina in 1989 and the Plott was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2006.

Plott Hound - The Fox and the Hound (1981 movie) : The 1981 Disney Movie 'The Fox and the Hound'  features a Plott Hound named  "Copper".

The American actor Kurt Russell supplied the voice of Copper the Plott Hound in this popular 'forever friends' movie which became a firm favorite with kids and adults alike.

Plott Hound Height: The Plott breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 20 - 25 inches (51 - 63 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Plott Hound Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 40 - 75 pounds (18 - 34 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Plott Hound Coat Type - LOW shedding coat: The coat type is described as a short, fine coat.

Plott Hound Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Black, Blue Brindle, Brown Brindle, Tan Brindle, Red Brindle and Black Brindle. N.B. Brindle is a brownish or tawny color. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors.

Plott Hound Grooming - MODERATE Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Plott Hound is not extensive and therefore categorized as Moderate in order to maintain a healthy coat, reducing the risk of skin infections. The modest grooming needs of the Plott Hound is considered to be mid-maintenance requiring weekly brushing and combing.

Dog Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the teeth, eyes, nails and ears.

Plott Hound Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 6-10 puppies. Plott Hound puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Plott Hound puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Plott Hound Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Spirited, Bold, Alert, Courageous and Fearless.

Plott Hound Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Plott Hound requires regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day. This medium sized dog has a fast, agile, strident gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. If the dog has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.

Plott Hound Diet: A fully grown Plott should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Plott Hound Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Plott Hound breed include Eye problems . Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Plott Hound dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Plott Hound Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Plott Hound breed is 12-14 years.

Plott Hound Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Plott Hound breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Plott Hound names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Toby *** Scout *** Max *** Buddy *** Jesse *** Mickey *** Beau *** Sparky *** Ezra *** Duke.

Plott Hound Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Plott Hound names are Sassy *** Candy *** Molly *** Lola *** Princess *** Misty *** Bella *** Lady *** Sasha *** Kishi.

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