I am very sad to report that earlier today, Todd lost his battle with a malignant nerve sheath tumor that had been aggressively growing on his left hind leg.
Todd was rescued in January of 2004 as a six-month-old puppy, when he came to live with Paul (his brother) and me.
Todd seemed pretty clearly to have a good percentage of Plott Hound in him, as you can tell by looking at the photos in the link. Plotts are native to North Carolina, and hardly anyone here in L.A. has heard of them. When we were in Tennessee last summer, however, he was regularly recognized as a Plott by local folk who knew of the breed.