Plott hound


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Plott hound

a medium-sized, sturdy dog with large, pendulous ears. The black and brindle coat is short and the tail is long and tapered. The breed is used in packs for hunting bear, wild boar, wolves and mountain lions, traditionally in the Great Smoky Mountains of the eastern United States.
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The two Plott hounds, which are bred to hunt raccoon, bear and boar, were captured by police in Kanoya in the southwestern prefecture when they came down from a mountain after their 70-year-old owner whistled for them.