Definition of Plott hound in US English:

Plott hound


  • A hunting dog with a smooth brindle or black coat and large drooping ears. Developed from German stock, it is the only recognized coonhound not descended from the foxhound.

    • ‘The powerful, well muscled, yet streamlined Plott combines courage with athletic ability.’
    • ‘The Plott hound is a fantastic dog.’


Late 18th century: named after the Plott family of North Carolina, who developed the breed from wild boar hounds brought from Germany in 1750.


Plott hound

/ˈplät ˌhound/