Buckley Mountain Feist
Breeding group : Working
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GENERALBreed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Hunting, Tracking
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 18-30 lbs Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black & White, Brown & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: unknown Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Not good for cold climate
The Buckley Mountain Feist is a small to medium size dog with a height and weight between 15-17 inches and 18-30 lbs respectively. It is visually an appealing dog with good body length. The ears are pricked and tail is naturally bobtail or docked. The coat is short and tight to the body and comes in different colors. This dog is bred more for its hunting abilities rather than as show dog so there is no consistency in its appearance. They are specialist squirrel hunters although can hunt other small animals on the ground. As such, the dog has strong drive to chase small animals.
The dog comes in many different colors due to inconsistency in its breeding. Most common colors for this dog are light brown, black, and white. They can be bi-color or tricolor.
The coat is short and closely fitted to the body.
The Buckley Mountain Feist dog is bred for hunting small game like rabbits, squirrels and all other rodents. It is considered to be an specialist to hunt squirrels. During the hunt these dogs are quiet until they sight a squirrel. They "tree" squirrels, keeping them in the tree by barking loudly and circling the tree, in the same manner that a coonhound trees raccoons. When they have "treed" a squirrel, they will chase the squirrel until it leaves their sight. During the chase they will wade through streams, leap over logs, and dash across roads to get to their "prey". It is a good idea to leash the dog in the presence of a squirrel. Although they put up a furious chase,they are expecting their owner to shoot the squirrel and rarely catch them. Though typical use of this dog type is hunting, it makes a very good family pet with its friendly and loving nature towards its family. The dog is very good with children too and can be a good family pet.
Short coat will need occasional brushing.
Training should start from young age.
A hunting dog that it is, the dog will need fair amount of physical activities. Daily long walk or jog should be enough to keep the dog happy and content.