United Kennel Club Announces the Recognition of the Mountain Feist

KALAMAZOO, MI. February 5, 2015 – United Kennel Club welcomes the Mountain Feist to its list of recognized breeds, effective February 1, 2015. The breed will be in the Terrier Group.

The word “feist” is an ancient one referring to a small, often noisy dog. Like the Cur breeds, the Feist breeds were developed in the rural South by breeders who needed low-maintenance dogs to hunt small game and to eliminate vermin, Feist were often the result of crosses between hunting hounds and terriers. Today’s Mountain Feist is the result of generations of breeding for performance and is still primarily used to hunt squirrel, although they are also used to hunt raccoon, rabbits and more.

The United Kennel Club Mountain Feist breed standard can be accessed here. The Cur Feist Single Registration form can be accessed here.

It is undeniable that there are UKC registered Treeing Feists that fit the Mountain Feist breed standard, and owners who would prefer to have their dog(s) registered as such. Owners of these dogs who wish to change their dog’s breed designation will be given the opportunity to do so, using the breed transfer form located here.

Source: www.ukcdogs.com



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