Origin: United States
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 10-12 years
Weight: Male: 22-27, Female: 18-25
Height: Male: 20-25, Female: 20-23
Origin of Name: The Plott Hound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting bears.
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Unique among the six AKC Conhound breeds, the plot hounds originate not from the English Foxhound but from the German Hanover Hound. In 1750, a German immigrant named Johannes Plott arrived in North Carolina. He was accompanied by five Hanover hunters brought from the old country. Plot settled in the mountains, where he raised a family and hunted bears with his prey. His son, Henry, divided the family pack into local stock and produced a large game hunter, originally known as the plot's den.