The Plott Hound is a large scent hound, originally bred for hunting boar. The Plott Hound is one of the least known breeds of dog in the United States, even though it is the state dog of North Carolina. In 1989, the North Carolina General Assembly designated the Plott Hound as the official State Dog.
The Plott Hound was first registered with the United Kennel Club in 1946. Plotts were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2006 and were exhibited at Westminster Show in 2008.
Chosen for their tracking and hunting abilities, two Plott Hound puppies have been trained as K9 deputies for the Guilford County Sherriff's Department.
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