Treeing Feist Breed Appearance
Feists are small dogs, standing only a foot to a foot and a half tall at the withers and weighing up to 30 pounds. Their coats are short, soft, and relatively dense but are hard to identify solely on the pattern or color as even their breed standard confirms that they can come in just about any combination of either. Their heads are long and relatively trim with the skull itself being slightly longer than the muzzle, both of which are parallel but separated by a well-defined stop. Their noses are usually black and if not, are otherwise self-colored and their eyes range from brown to amber but rarely appear as anything else. Their ears are high-set, somewhat triangular and are either erect or button. Their necks are clean, muscular and of medium length, seamlessly transitioning into their laid-back shoulders and even topline. Their forelegs are straight, strong, and surprisingly sturdy for their size and their elbows are close but still move without hindrance near the rest of the body. Their chests are relatively deep and wide compared to their overall body size, which is where they generate surprising barking power, and their bellies are only moderately tucked. Their hindquarters are considerably muscular especially in the thigh, giving them great push in any direction they choose to go. Their tails can be long and tapering or naturally bobbed.