Home / Dog Breeds / Plott

Plott:Dog Breed Profile

Plott Hound is a kind of large pack Hound, native to America, originated in the 18th century. Intelligent, alert, and confident, with a distinctive hound character, the Plotter has traditionally been used against large prey. In the hunt, he showed perseverance, patience, agility, decisiveness, and aggressiveness. In addition to strength and muscular strength, the improved Plotter combines athleticism and courage.

Plott Breed Picture & Video

  • About Plott Breed

    Plott Hound was the original raccoon Hound. These large, gregarious dogs have been bred by the Prot family for nearly 250 years. In the Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and the Great Smoky Mountains of the eastern United States, they are used for hunting bears and raccoons. Unlike other raccoon dogs, the Proctor spaniel has a strangely high-pitched squeak. Lean bones and strong muscles ensure they can work around the clock. They like to gobble down large amounts of food, which can lead to fatal stomach twists. Outside the southern states of the United States, we can hardly see this kind of dog. And they are rarely kept alone as mates.


Plott Breed Daily Care

The Plott Hound requires long walks and trips every day. They like swimming and we should brush them every week. The coat of Plott Hound is relatively short and relatively easy to be handled, but we should also not neglect to groom its hair regularly.


For feeding Plott Hound, we should develop a set of detailed and scientific feeding methods. Make a feeding plan according to the actual needs of your dog's development. Then feed the dog according to the plan. Note that the number of meals to be fed and the number of meals to be eaten should be determined in advance, both in terms of food choices and feeding patterns. The best way for us to feed our pup is to eat small, frequent meals, which will not burden his delicate stomach and will help to prevent his stomach problems. Note that the younger the profound, the more times per day you should feed it, and the food you prepare should be appropriate, not too much at a time.

We should use a product specifically designed to clean Plotts' ears, or use a solution of half white vinegar and half rubbing alcohol to clean dogs' ears. We can use this liquid to soak the cotton ball and gently wipe the dog's ear. If we find blood on the cotton ball, we should stop cleaning immediately and consult a veterinarian. Excessive shaking of the head, scratching of the ears, or odor and discharge (waxy, liquid or brown) are all abnormal. If you think your dog has an ear infection or other ear problems, you should take him to the vet.


The Plott learning stage is divided into three stages, which are 3-5 months, 6-8 months, and 8-1-1/2 years. In the first stage, we can train the dog to learn some manners and basic behaviors, as well as to carry out his master's orders. Etiquette and basic movements include standing, sitting, lying down, shaking hands, and defecating in designated areas. In the second stage, we can train the dog to learn some moderately difficult movements, such as running and jumping. In the third stage, we can train the dog to learn some actions to overcome obstacles, such as jumping hurdles.

The Plott's food is porridge cooked lean minced meat, or shredded meat if you can use a knife to mince the meat that is better, or a little chicken liver cooked, to cool, knead thoroughly mix. Remember to cook, puppies feed mainly to the dog food, if the dog food is not used to eat the food described above. General dog snacks in the puppies can be tried at 4 months of age, gastrointestinal development is not good when not edible.

Plott Breed History

In 1750, Johannes GeorgPlott, aged 16, bought five Bloodhound dogs (Schweisshunds) from Germany and brought them back to his new home in the Great Smoky Mountains. As it turns out, these dogs and their descendants are great big animal cold hunters, especially bears. In the early 20th century, hybrids were introduced with other contour dogs to improve the quality of the Prot dog. This time the breed introduced a black saddle tabby - looking dog. Although used mainly for hunting bears, wild boars, and mountain lions, many Plott Hounds are also good at keeping raccoons up trees. Raccoons outnumber bear hunters and have found the dogs to be just what they need. The breed was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1946, giving it its official name, The Plothound. In 2007, the AKC recognized the Prot as a hunting dog.    

Konw More About Plott