Plott Hound exhibit hits the road

Anyone who missed the historical exhibit on the Plott Hound at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center has through April to make a trip over to Headwaters Outfitters in Rosman to check it out.

The only American hound not from English stock and the only recognized dog breed from North Carolina, the ancestors of the Plott hound were five hunting dogs brought to this country from Germany in 1750 by Johannes Plott, whose family settled in Haywood County around 1800. The Plott family bred the dog into what is today a world renowned large game hunter with a legendary ability to chase bears and boars.

Local hound owners and hunters are being encouraged to bring in their own artifacts and photos to share alongside the official exhibit.

On March 12, Bob Plott, a direct descendent of Johannes Plott, as well as an author, Plott Hound breeder, wood-carver, sketch artist, martial artist and historical re-enactor will be on hand for a full day of history, stories and reminiscing, along with his Plott Hound, Nannie.  

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