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Plott Hound

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 45 - 55 lbs.

Height: 20" - 24"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Health Problems: Bloat

Origin: United States

Also Known As: Plott

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

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

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


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.

Compatibility with Kids

Incredibly kid friendly

Pet Facts

These dogs are reputed to be the best bear hounds in the world and the only breed known to have been developed in North Carolina. This breed is rarely seen outside of the southern U.S.