The Plott was brought to America from Germany in 1750 by two Plott brothers. One died during the voyage but the other one settled in North Carolina and he named the dog after his family. Today, the Plott is the State dog of North Carolina. The brother’s descendents were all mountain men who hunted boar and bear with their Plott dogs.
He’s a muscular dog with great courage, endurance and determination. He’s also now used to hunt Coon. His coat’s colour is either black or any shade of brindle (striped or streaked pattern of darer hair on a light background) and can have marks or a saddle. He’s eager to please and alert when at home. His voice resounds when he uses it at home. He needs daily exercise. His short coat doesn’t need much attention and he’s 20 – 25 inches high.