Developed to hunt boar and bears in North Carolina, this pack-hunting hound is resolutely independent, intelligent, and reserved. It can be aggressive to strangers and other animals, but gets along well with other family dogs. Even with the firm, positive training they need, this is not a breed you would choose if you have small children. They are not indulgent of the foibles and needs of the young.
1. Plotts 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Plott Temperament and Training
3. Plott Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Plotts generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Plotts. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Plott with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.