Plott Hound

A.K.A. : Plott, Plotthund
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Overview: The Plott hound was bred by the Plott family beginning in the mid 1700s. The breed was used for tracking raccoons and bear in the mountains. The breed is seen only in the eastern USA and is generally used by hunters.
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): 51-60
Height (in): 20-24
Colors: brindle and blue
Coat: The coat is short and thick
Character: The Plott hound is clever, loyal and loving.
Temperament: The Plott hound gets along very well with children and other dogs.
Care: The Plott hound needs to be bathed infrequently and brushed occasionally. Keep the ears clean to avoid infections.
Training: The Plott hound should be given obedience and leash training. If used for hunting, it should be trained for this purpose.
Activity: This breed needs a lot of exercise. They like to run in open spaces, but should be kept a fenced yard to prevent them from tracking animals and getting lost.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: Gastric problems from over eating; can be avoided by giving smaller quantities of food more often and waiting before exercise after meals.
Life Expectancy: 12-14
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