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Mountain Feist

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)
Lifespan 10-15 years
Colors Black Light brown White
Origin United States
Classification Cross Breed
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

Good With Children

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

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.



Grooming Requirements

The Mountain Feist is easy to groom. They require an occassional brushing and/or combing to remove dead hairs. Bathe only when necessary.




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