Norma Jean was rescued from a very harsh and neglectful setting. She looks like a pure bred to me. The previous owner stated that she was. She was rejected because she is timid and fearful of loud noises, not good for hunting. She is really sweet and gentle and low energy for a Plott, but likes kids and can be very playful. I dont have the time to spend with her that she needs. She is such a good dog and deserves more attention.