Origin of the Plott Hound

The Plott Hound is one of the descendants of German hunting dogs, the Hanoverian scent hounds. Hound is the English term for a dog. Two brothers with the surname Plott brought the dogs from Germany to North Carolina in the 1750s.

There, the hardy Plott Hound was used for hunting bears, feral domestic pigs, and raccoons in the mountainous regions. This breed of dog can also find raccoons in trees. Because of this, he is also known as the Plott Coonhound.

Did you know that the Plott Hound is the so-called State Dog of the US state of North Carolina? In most cases, the official State Dogs have a historical connection to the respective state.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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