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Plott Hound

Plott Hound
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Overview

The Plott Hound is a medium to large-sized breed of dog originally bred for hunting wild boar in the mountains of North Carolina. 

Temperament

The Plott Hound is a loyal, brave, and intelligent breed with a strong prey drive. They are highly energetic and require regular exercise and mental stimulation. They are also known for being affectionate and good with children, but may not do well with smaller pets due to their hunting instincts.

Lifespan

The Plott Hound has a lifespan of about 12 to 14 years.

Shedding

The Plott Hound has a short, dense coat that sheds moderately. Regular brushing can help minimize shedding.

Training

Plott Hounds are highly trainable, but they can be stubborn and independent-minded. Consistent, positive training methods that focus on positive reinforcement are recommended. Early socialization is also important to ensure that they get along well with people and other animals.

Puppy

Plott Hound puppies are generally active and curious. They require early socialization and obedience training to ensure that they grow up to be well-behaved and obedient adults. Puppies may be prone to chewing and destructive behavior, so it's important to provide them with plenty of toys and safe chewing options. They will also need plenty of exercise and playtime to keep them happy and healthy.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #166
2017: #166
2016: #158
2015: #149
Origin:United States
Germany
Breed Group:Hound (AKC:2006)
Scenthound (UKC)
Size:Medium
Type:Purebred
Life span:12-14 years
Temperament:Alert
Bold
Courageous
Loyal
Height:20-25 inches (51-63 cm)
Weight:40-75 pounds (18-34 kg)
Colors:Black
Black and Tan
Blue
Brown
Red
Litter Size:6-10 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $300 - $500 USD

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Oliver Luna
2 Jake Lily
3 Bailey Coco
4 Louie Mia
5 Jackson Emma
6 Henry Pepper
7 Gus Lulu
8 Beau Roxie
9 Ziggy Jasmine
10 Joey Athena
11 Oreo Macy
12 Frankie Baby
13 Benny Allie
14 Cash Delilah
15 Bubba Nina
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