Plott Hound


The Plott Hound has a typical hound appearance. The breed’s body is medium in size, but well muscled. The front legs are straight and muscular. The back legs are well angled and also muscular. The neck is not too long and extends to shoulders and a back that are sloping. The breed’s chest is deep. It has a long tail that is set high and carried high. The head is medium size with ears and facial features that are comparable in size. Its coat is short and smooth.


Like most hounds, the Plott Hound is smart and learns quickly. The breed is an excellent hunting companion and pet. It has a friendly nature and longs to please. It is fine with children and other pets in its household. It is not easily intimidated and will make a good watch dog. It is brave and loyal, and will defend its family and their property.

Height and Weight

The Plott Hound is 20-24 inches tall and weighs about 45-55 pounds.

Health Problems

The Plott Hound is not susceptible to any serious health problems. Bloat is a problem for some types of this breed.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Plott Hound should reside in a large open space so that it can be active. The breed can adjust to most living conditions, but small spaces such as an apartment are not recommended for this breed.


As long as the Plott Hound has sufficient space to run around, it should obtain the significant exercise it needs.

Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy of the Plott Hound is 12-14 years.

Litter Size

The average litter size of the Plott Hound is


The good news about the Plott Hound’s coat is that it is attractive and it doesn’t require a lot of grooming to stay that way. The coat will shed lightly, so it is a good idea to brush it at least a couple of times a week during shedding season.


The Plott Hound was developed in the mid 1700s by a family in Great Britain.




The Plott Hound’s coat can be a combination of colors, including brown, gray, yellow, red, and orange. The coat may also exist in a single shade of black.