Plott Hound Breed Profile


The Plott Hound is a very loyal and intelligent breed of dog. Among its other qualities are that its a quick learner, courageous, and loves to play chicken with animals bigger than they are.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is very good with children and family.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 45 to 55 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are gastric torsion and twisting of the stomach. Because of this it is very important that you do NOT exercise this breed of dog immediately after eating!

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking is out of the question, as these dogs prefer the outdoors. Shedding is average, brush every other day.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not for the apartment or condo dweller. Not for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Not Documented.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected.

Noise Factor

Loves to howl and bark.

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