Plott Hound Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Medium/Large
  • Ease of Training:Low
  • Grooming:Low
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Walks and runs everyday
  • Energy Level:High
  • Protection:May make an effective watchdog
  • Good with Children:Yes
  • Health Clearances:N/A
  • Weight:Male: 50-60; Female: 40-55 lbs
  • Height:Male: 20-25; Female: 20-23 inches
  • Coat Colour:Any shade of brindle; liver, orange, tan, red, gray, black, blue

Plott Hound Coat

The Plott Hound has a thick weather-resistant coat that is glossy, smooth, and fine. Some may present as a double coat breed with a stiff, long, smooth outer coat and a soft, short, thick under coat.

Plott Hound Character

The Plott Hound is athletic, powerful, and muscular. This breed possesses endurance, stamina, agility, and courage. They are alert, confident, determined, and aggressive when hunting.

Plott Hound Temperament

Plott Hound's are loyal, enthusiastic, and friendly. They are extremely intense and driven when hunting. The Plott Hound is good with children and other pets. They have a tendency to be wary of strangers, possess a threatening baying bark, and will staunchly defend their family and territory against any person or animal.

Plott Hound Care

The Plott Hound requires minimal grooming. Occasional brushing and bathing will suffice. It is important to routinely check the ears and paw pads for debris particularly after hunting. This breed is prone to bloat and gastric torsion.

Plott Hound Activity

The Plott Hound is not recommended for a sedentary owner or for apartment living. They prefer to be outside and do best in a large securely fenced yard or rural setting. This breed requires an inordinate amount of exercise and a job to do.

Plott Hound Health and Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Plott Hound is around 10-14 years, and this is one of the healthier dog breeds around. One thing to watch out for is the speed at which these dogs may consumer their food, which can put them at risk of gastric torsion.