Mountain Feist Breed Appearance
Mountain Feists are small to medium size dogs, standing 12 to 18 inches at the withers are rarely weighing north of 30 pounds. Because of their general build and sometimes similar coat colors and patterns, they are often confused for Jack Russell Terriers and other breeds of the type but are easy to spot for a seasoned expert thanks to a few key traits. Their heads are proportionate to their overall body size and are relatively long and somewhat narrow. Their skull is slightly longer than their muzzle and split by a well-defined stop, the pair also running parallel in look and the latter being capped by a black or self-colored nose. Their eyes are round and range from dark brown to amber while their ears, unlike a Treeing Feist, must be erect or tipped but not button. Their necks are clean and muscular, seamlessly descending into similarly well-muscled shoulders, which are well laid-back, and a straight top line. Their forelegs are strong and straight, separated by a surprisingly wide and deep chest for their overall size which descends into a moderate belly tuck. Their hind legs are parallel from behind and are well-angulated from the side, sporting a fair amount of muscle in the thigh. Their tails may be docked or natural, and if the latter, are relatively long and tapered, being held either out straight or with a slight curve. Their coats are short, smooth, and dense and come in every color and pattern combination.