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Thread: What about a Plott Rott?
06-16-2012, 07:36 PM #1
What about a Plott Rott?
Some friends of mine recently added a new member to their family, a female pup, half Plott Hound/half Rottweiler.
Do you guys think this combo would work well as a hunting dog? I'm familiar with the history of Plott Hounds since they're our state dog, but wonder what challenges might arise due to the Rottie combination? The AKC site says they were once used for HERDING.....
I can tell ya ONE thing! The new owners did NOT know that a Plott never shuts up .
"Owners should be prepared to hear the Plott's "voice" in the home at all times."
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They keep her on their back deck at night, and for the first couple of weeks after she arrived they got NO SLEEP! Upon consulting with the breeder, they were told to put a transistor radio out there somewhere, set it on a twangy country station, cover it with a bucket to prevent rain damage, and everything would be fine. They placed the radio on top of the picnic table; she sleeps under it every night now, quiet as a mouse. Seems the dam and pups formerly resided in a barn where old country is KING.
http://www.akc.org/breeds/plott/We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
06-17-2012, 12:30 AM #2
- N. W. Brown
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I am not that familiar with Rottwellers never having owned one. They have a
pretty bad rep sometimes. All I know about them is they are big and strong and
have a head thats a cross between a hog and a black bear.LOL
But I love a Plott hound. They are not as well known as some other hound breeds
and because they were used as hog and bear dogs some people think they are
mean and bad to fight. But this is not the case. Plotts are in no way mean, but
they do have grit.
The ones I have owned were a pleasure to hunt with and they hold a special place
in this old mans heart.
The Plott-Rott cross ought to be interesting.
06-18-2012, 08:27 AM #3
I had a Big Male Rott one time...he definitely was a finicky dog. Only a few people besides me could even get around him. He was definitely a power horse of a dog though.
A lot of people around here use Plotts for bear hunting. I've never had any experience with any Plotts but I've heard they are really good dogs. Have also heard of some being temperamental as well.
Combine the two...I'd say it would definitely hunt with some training! Guess it really depends on what traits it has from each parent. Plott nose and instinct with the Rott strength would be a hard hunting dog to stop in my opinion.
I know one thing...I have a male Redbone that knocked up a Walker hound that took up at my house after hunting season...the pups are now 3 weeks old and they are CUTE!!! Can't wait to see what they will do. I'm keeping a male and giving the rest away. If anybody wants one holler at me