Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mountain Feist

My boyfriend's cousin has a Mountain Feist.  For those of you who have no idea what kind of dog this is, I didn't either before I met Nub.  Nub is one insane dog.  He gets so excited when people come to visit, and because he's such a small dog, he's bouncing off of everything.  When the dog jumps, he's seriously jumping to about the height of my upper arm.  When I sit down, he jumps on the couch, and runs back and forth from person to person.  And then he runs back and forth over all of the people sitting on the couch.  When I was there to see the puppy of a different dog they got, he was running across my lap to get to the puppy.  At one point, as I was leaning back, he ran across my chest.  I'm just glad it wasn't my face.  Now, I'm going to find out if all Mountain Feists have this much energy.  If they do, you certainly need to have a patient, loving, and energetic family for this little dog!

General Information
  • Great squirrel hunter
  • Also good for hunting raccoon and opossum
  • Strong hind legs
  • Docked tail
  • Very energetic
  • Love to play
  • Protective
  • Curious
  • Short coat
  • Height: 10-22 inches
  • Weight: 10-30 pounds
  • No major health problems to be noted
  • Needs lots of exercise, either a long walk or jog everyday
  • Recommended that the dog be given a large area to play 
  • Only requires an occasional brushing to get rid of stray hairs
  • Okay indoors
  • But best to give this dog some room to play 
Type of Owner
  • Firm but gentle, and these dogs are easy to train, even with all of their energy
  • Good for energetic families
  • When it's time to sleep, is a total lap dog
Now, just to prove how much of a handful these dogs can be, here's a picture of Nub chewing on a new toy...

So if you're looking for a small, energetic dog, Nub is for you. But I think he's just a little too excitable for my taste. Not to mention he peed on my pants one time I came over...

(Thanks to DogBreedInfo, GreatDogSite, and Wikipedia for their info!)

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