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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.

Height: 20" - 24"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Plott Hound

Also know as: Plott

Group: Hound

Origin: United States

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The Plott Hound originated in North Carolina during the 1700s when the Plott brothers brought their dogs with them when they immigrated from Germany.

Temperament / Behavior
Plott Hounds tend to be eager-to-please, loyal and intelligent. Although it's generally a consistent breed, there are some differences in temperament between the coonhound variety and the one developed to hunt big game. The Plott Hound is a courageous, but somewhat stubborn, breed with plenty of stamina. It is rarely kept as just a companion dog.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Bloat

Special Needs
Exercise: The Plott Hound is an active breed that requires several long walks and play sessions per day.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.

 

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