Treeing Rat Terrier Hunting Dogs and Puppies for sale

Considerable crossing of feist dogs has occurred, since they are bred primarily for performance as hunting dogs. Feist dogs, as a breed type, are what now are called the Rat Terrier. The Rat Terrier is considered the progenitor of, and a specific breed within, the feist type. Because the word "feist" refers to a general type of dog just as "hound" and "terrier" refer to a group of breeds, Rat Terriers are still often called "feists". The terriers brought to the US in the 1890s from England were crossed with feist dogs already here, in addition to some of the toy breeds (Toy Fox Terrier, Manchester Terrier, and Chihuahua) to develop the feist dogs known today.