PlottPublished: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson
Average size and lifespan
Lifespan: 12 - 14 Years
- Barking Amount
- Grooming Difficulty
- Shedding Amount
- Easy to Train
- Can Be Alone
- Exercise Need
- Cold Tolerance
- Heat Tolerance
Classified as a coonhound, the Plott is a skilled hunter specialized in tracking down big animals like bears or boars as well as wounded animals. The breed is fearless and unyielding when on the hunt, but sweet and gentle with humans during down times. The Plott originated in the United States and is now the state dog of North Carolina.
The Plott’s physical build has the classic look of a hound, and its smooth coat can be any shade of brindle, solid black or with assorted markings. A specialized breed, this might not be the right breed for first-time dog owners, but for those who like to hunt, this guy has the right chops.
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Can Plotts be apartment dogs?
Plotts don't do very well in apartments. It's recommended to look at another breed better suited to apartment-living.
Can Plotts be left alone?
Plotts do well when left alone for longer periods of time. They don't tend to have seperation anxiety issues. Just be sure to avoid being neglectful.
Are Plotts good with kids?
Plotts can be difficult to handle with the rowdy behavior of a child. They should be watched very closely.
Are Plotts friendly with strangers?
Although Plotts can take a bit to warm up to a stranger, they are mostly friendly with others.
Do Plotts get along with other dogs?
Typically, Plotts get along well with other dogs or are easy to socialize with them. It's uncommon that they're overly agressive.
Do Plotts bark a lot?
Most Plotts bark fairly often, which can be a nuisance. Some steps can be taken to limit this, but is part of their nature.
Do Plotts shed a lot?
The Plott isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.
Do Plotts need a lot of grooming?
With a Plott you won't need to dedicate any extra time to special grooming. Their coats are easy to deal with.
Do Plotts need a lot of exercise?
The Plott has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.
Are Plotts easy to train?
Although Plotts can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.
Can Plotts handle cold weather?
Plotts don't like the cold and will likely want some protection if outside for long.
Can Plotts handle hot weather?
Plotts do well in hot climates and can stay out longer without overheating.