North Carolina-Plott Hound-August 16


North Carolina People, Places, and Things-August 16

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

I am very humbled that people that I both know and never met take time to read these posts on Coach4aday. I have one fellow blogger with a blog site called AdventureDawgs that is very gracious in reading my posts and providing me almost daily likes.

Adventure Dawg

If you are an animal lover check out his blog. His blog discusses the road trips he and his three dogs Jack, Piper, and Leo take.

Adventure Dawg Dogs

Many of those trips are in North Carolina. Go to the link below and read about his adventures.

https://adventuredawgs.wordpress.com/

So today’s post is dedicated to AdventureDawgs I hope he and others learn something new about North Carolina. I have and it is about a special breed of dog.

In Haywood County about 20 miles southwest of Waynesville, NC on rural road called Plott Creek Road (SR 1173) in the mid 1800’s lived the family of Henry Plott.

Henry Plott raised dogs and people traveled from far and wide to get one of his dogs called a Plott Hound.

Plott-Hound-1-645mk062811

The Plott hound is the only officially recognized breed of dog to have been developed in North Carolina. It is one of only four dog breeds native to the United States. The foundation stock for the dogs that became Plott hounds came to America with Johannes George Plott in 1750. Family tradition is that the five dogs were a gift from Plott’s father, Elias, a gamekeeper near Heidelberg, Germany.

What I learned new is that the Plott Hound is the State of North Carolina dog. Prized for big game hunting skills with bears and wild hogs  it even has a state historical marker.

Plott Hound

In 1998 the American Kennel Club recognized the Plott hound as a distinctive breed. The Plott hound has been the North Carolina state dog since 1989, but because of their having been bred for hunting and tracking, they are not commonly seen walking on leashes around suburban neighborhoods.

AdventureDawg hope you learned something new. Might be a road trip for Jack, Piper, and Leo.

 

Advertisements

One comment

  1. WOW!!!! Thank you so much for the post! I love the whole concept of learning something new every day and writing about it. I wish I had that kind of dedication. Of all the places we’ve been, North Carolina has a very special place in my heart. And I must say that is one fine looking animal you’ve got there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jesse Kerema

Motivation, goals and a journey to success

simplisticInsights

Simple made easy! psychology love feeling emotion thought behaviour success strategy

roads bel travelled

Exploring open roads without breaking the bank

MC2Charlotte

Motivating Children To Change

Order My Steps

Musings and reflections along the path

This Day in North Carolina History

The people and places of the Tar Heel state day by day.

The Omnivoyeur

Eating, Drinking, and Taking In All Of Life's Pleasures

BitesnBuzz

People, Places, Bites & Buzz from the South and Beyond

John Tanner's Barbecue Blog

One man's search for a rich, full life -- mainly barbecue.

AdventureDawgs

Seeing the world one road at a time

JoHanna Massey

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ― Carl Sagan

FOOD, FASHION AND DESIGN

AMY TURNER SMITH

Leadership Freak

Empowering Leaders 300 Words at a Time

SpanishMossSeries

Faces, places, food, football and other southern goodness that strikes me.

Sunnyhuckle

Positive stories, insights, ideas, inspirations, thoughts, & perspectives

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Art's Arts

I Like Art.

%d bloggers like this: