Treeing Feist, American Treeing Feist, American Feist, Mountain Terrier
They stand about 35 to 45 cm (14 to 18 inches) high. They have a variety of colors but are mainly a light brown, black, and white. They have long pointy ears that stand upwards and button ears that fold over. They have paws suited for climbing because of their strong hind legs and sharp curved nails.
Mountain Feists are curious, intelligent, alert and physically active dogs which are suited for hunting and as companion dogs. Feist are very vocal dogs, communicating with growls, bays and barks.They are very protective around the people they know best. Mainly used as a squirrel dog, the Mountain Feist is also good at hunting raccoons and tracking larger game.
|Size||Small to Medium|
|Height||12-18 inches (30-45 cm)|
|Weight||12-30 pounds (5-13.5 kg)|
|Colors||Black Light brown White|
|Good In Apartments||
|Good With Children||
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
This breed lives to hunt. On days it cannot be taken hunting it needs to be taken on a long walk or jog. If the dog is on a lead it must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.
The Mountain Feist is an intelligent dog who has a natural hunting ability. Consistent training and early socialization is important.
The Mountain Feist is easy to groom. They require an occassional brushing and/or combing to remove dead hairs. Bathe only when necessary.