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Plott Hound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Plott Hound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound" Compare Plott Hound and Bluetick Coonhound. Which is better: Plott Hound or Bluetick Coonhound or Redbone Coonhound?
Name Plott Hound Bluetick Coonhound Redbone Coonhound
OriginsUnited States United States United States
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank166132139
Reviews101
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Other Names Plotthund, Plott Bluetick Hound Redbone Hound, Reds
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2006 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2009 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition No set American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Australian National Kennel Council
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
National Kennel Club
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Price $300-$500 $500-$600 $600-$800

General Appearance - Plott Hound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Size Medium Large Medium
Weight 40-75 pounds (18-34 kg) 45-80 pounds (20-36 kg) 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg)
Avg. Weight 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 62.5 pounds (28 kg) 60 pounds (27.5 kg)
Height 20-25 inches (51-63 cm) 20-27 inches (51-69 cm) 21-27 inches (53-66 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58,5 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) 23.5 inches (60 cm) 24 inches (59.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Plott Hound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Coat Fine Fine Fine
Colors Blue
Red
Tan
Brown
Black
Blue
Ticked
Tan
Black
Red
Golden
Grooming
Effortless: The Plott Hound requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Bluetick Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Redbone Coonhound requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Plott Hounds shed none to minimal.
Bluetick Coonhounds shed moderately.
Redbone Coonhounds shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Plott Hound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Temperament Alert
Courageous
Bold
Loyal
Friendly
Gentle
Active
Affectionate
Energetic
Independent
Companionable
Familiar
Unflappable
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Redbone Coonhound's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Plott Hounds are easy to train.
Bluetick Coonhounds are easy to train.
Redbone Coonhounds are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Plott Hound is a highly playful breed.
Bluetick Coonhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Redbone Coonhound is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Bluetick Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Redbone Coonhounds don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Plott Hounds are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Bluetick Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Redbone Coonhounds are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Plott Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Bluetick Coonhounds need for social interaction is average.
Redbone Coonhounds are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Plott Hound barks occasionally.
High: The Bluetick Coonhound is a very vocal breed.
High: The Redbone Coonhound is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Plott Hounds are average watchdogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Redbone Coonhounds are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Territorial
Plott Hounds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Redbone Coonhounds can't provide protection for their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Plott Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bluetick Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Redbone Coonhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Plott Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bluetick Coonhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Redbone Coonhounds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Plott Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Bluetick Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Redbone Coonhounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Plott Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Bluetick Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Redbone Coonhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Plott Hounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Redbone Coonhounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Plott Hounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Bluetick Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Redbone Coonhounds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Redbone Coonhounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Plott Hound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Stranger Friendly
Plott Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards strangers.
Redbone Coonhounds are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Plott Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Redbone Coonhounds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Plott Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are average friendly towards cats.
Redbone Coonhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Plott Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Bluetick Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Redbone Coonhounds are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Plott Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bluetick Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Redbone Coonhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Plott Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bluetick Coonhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Redbone Coonhounds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Plott Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Bluetick Coonhounds are generally with other pets.
Redbone Coonhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Plott Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bluetick Coonhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Redbone Coonhounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Plott Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bluetick Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Redbone Coonhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Plott Hound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Health Issues
Plott Hounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Bluetick Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Redbone Coonhounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
Health Problems No set Bloat
Cataracts
Hip Dysplasia
Krabbe's Disease
Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Obesity
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 11-12 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Plott Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bluetick Coonhounds are high energy dogs.
Redbone Coonhounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Plott Hounds need a lot of exercises.
Bluetick Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Redbone Coonhounds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Plott Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Bluetick Coonhounds don't need too much sleep.
Redbone Coonhounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Plott Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Bluetick Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Redbone Coonhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Plott Hound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Bluetick Coonhound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Redbone Coonhound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Plott Hound vs Bluetick Coonhound vs Redbone Coonhound

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-10 puppies 6-8 puppies 6-10 puppies

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