The Plott was originally developed in the 19th century as a hunting dog and was mainly used to hunt small game. The average height of a Plott is 1 foot, 8 inches to 2 feet, 3 inches weighing about 40 to 75 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
Originally developed to hunt small game the Plott is very intelligent and easy trainable and makes a great family pet as well as a good therapy dog. He is very loyal and devoted to his master and his family and will always do all his best to protect them. The Plott loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Plott is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have an obedient dog.
The Plott can be a bit harder to train than other dog breeds but with a bit of perseveration you can accomplish this thing too. This dog breed can learn commands a bit slower than other dog breeds but once they learn something, they will never forget it so you shouldn’t be worried that you are wasting your time with his training.
To be honest, the Plott is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Plott, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Plott was originally developed in the 19th century as a hunting dog. He descends from the Hanoverian Schweisshounds brought to Carolina in 1750 by the German immigrant called Johannes Georg Plott. He was mainly used to hunt raccoons, mountain lions and wild boar.