A big game hunter, the Plott is a fervently independent hound.

Vital Stats

Height: 20 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 40 to 75 pounds (males average 62 pounds, females average 52 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 14 years

Summary
This pack-hunting breed was developed in North Carolina more than 200 years ago to hunt bear and wild boar. They are still used as hunting dogs today and have proven their worth as pack hunters.

They also participate in tracking and other dog sports. Plotts are best suited to life in the country where they have plenty of room to roam. Full Plott profile on DogTime.com

Predatory tendencies:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
General health:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)