Plotts can adapt to living indoors or outdoors, but the most important thing to know about them is that they need human companionship. The Plott is an aggressive, bold, fearless hunter who is loyal, intelligent, and alert. The Plott’s skin is not as loose and droopy as that of some scenthounds, and his ears aren’t as long.
The Plott has a distinctive “chop” — a loud, staccato, ringing bark that lets the hunter know he is on the trail of or has treed his prey.
The Plott is the dog of choice for big-game hunters in search of bears, cougars, or hogs. They are also used to tree raccoons, and many farmers like to keep them as all-purpose dogs.
The Plott’s smooth, fine coat can be any shade of brindle, black with brindle trim, solid black, or buckskin, which ranges from red fawn through sandy red, light cream, yellow ochre, dark fawn or golden tan.