The Plott Hound was basically used for hunting on a wild boar. Later, the breed was famous as a good bear, mountain lion and racoon hunter. At the beginning of XX century, the Plott Hound breed was mixed with tan-black hounds, and thanks to it the breed got its scent talent.
The United Kennel Club (UKC) registered the breed in 1946, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) gave it the official recognition only in 2006. Then and now the Plott Hound is both the official dog of North Carolina and devoted companion, keeping its hunting and live-stock guardian skills.
With other canine animals the Plott Hound keeps in, besides it can be taught to respect cats, other pets and animals as well. Just remember, that with each dog you need eyes on the back of your head to know what it is doing.
• elbow dysplasia;
• gastric torsion;
• canine hip dysplasia;
• von Willebrand’s disease.
The most important thing is to check and clean ears of your dog to prevent infections. You’re also recommended to brush its teeth two or three times a week and trim the nails regularly. Properly doing all this care, you’ll make every vet examination of your dog easier and faster.
Being a firm, strong-minded and experienced trainer is a must. If you want to prevent your dog from aggression and make it obedient, begin socialization from the puppyhood.
The Plott Hound will be the happiest one, when it gets an opportunity to hunt, which is in its blood. Before you buy a Plott Hound, make sure this breed is definitely for you. Nothing can be better, than to have a happy pet alongside, and thus, to be happy yourself.