Mountain Feist


A Mountain Feist is a UKC and NKC breed of dog. The Mountain Feist was created in the southern portion of North America. It is sometimes mistaken for a rat terrier or a Jack Russell terrier.

The ancestral homeland of the Mountain Feist is the Southern Appalachian and Ozark Mountains. Written accounts of the dogs go back centuries to a poem by Abraham Lincolnand George Washington's diary. A feist dog is also featured in William Faulkner's "Go Down Moses".
It is uncertain how long feist dogs have been in America but it is generally accepted that they played a vital role in the lives of early pioneers just like their larger relatives, curs.


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Characteristics / Temperament

Dogs have several different traits or characteristics which may or may not be right for you. Learn if the Mountain Feist has the set of characteristics that are right for you.

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Mountain Feist are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Mountain Feist has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Mountain Feist typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Mountain Feistwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Mountain Feist Photos

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