Read the passage. Then, answer the questions 2a - 2b that follow.
Plott hounds are great hunting dogs because of their determined, aggressive, and fearless personalities. They are excellent trackers, not easily distracted from their task. They are courageous enough to play chicken with angry prey. This dog also makes a good family pet if it is trained at a young age and has a firm, calm handler. Plott hounds are intelligent, gentle, and affectionate, and they are generally good with children. Whether fulfilling its role as a hunter or as a family pet, a Plott hound is a loyal companion.