Pets.ca - Pet forum for dogs cats and humans 

-->

mountain fiests

kara1
January 13th, 2008, 01:42 PM
hey im trying to find some info on this breed all i know is that they are squirrel dogs and other small game but are they shedders or hypo allergenic. they are very smart dogs but can anyone tell me anything else about them thanks.

rainbow
January 14th, 2008, 04:56 AM
I've never heard of the breed before but found this...

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/mountainfeist.htm

kara1
January 14th, 2008, 04:49 PM
thanks but they dont really have much on there

mafiaprincess
January 14th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Since they were mixes of varying hounds and terriers. You are looking at a dog that sheds. And one that isn't considered to be hypoallergenic. Since only the UKC seems to recognize them, you'd probably have to sit down and do your own research as they just aren't common enough for most people to have much experience with sadly. UKC refers to all their treeing hunt dogs as curs rather than feists but I guess it means they only really are recognizing the larger dog.

Scout squirrel dog forums. In this case they'd be your best resource to learn about any feist or cur breeds as many members have both or experience with both to tell you what they are really like.

kara1
January 15th, 2008, 05:11 PM
thanks mafia princess not alot of people have heard of these breeds i have one at home that where trying out right now but my son is starting to have an allergic reaction to him so i dont know and hes only 3 the dog ricky is pretty well behaved so i feel bad but my son comes first

Longblades
January 15th, 2008, 07:16 PM
Wow, never heard of them before. Does anyone else think some of the photos in the link look like the three pups another poster asked for breed I.D. on?

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=48340

Hmmm, maybe just the first one's head.

Frenchy
January 15th, 2008, 07:59 PM
i have one at home that where trying out right now but my son is starting to have an allergic reaction to him so i dont know and hes only 3 the dog ricky is pretty well behaved so i feel bad but my son comes first

You're "trying out" a dog ??? Please explain because this sounds extremely bad to me !!! :mad:

kara1
January 17th, 2008, 04:50 PM
my 3 year old son may have allergies and my neighbour is trying to get rid of there dogs and we may be interested in the dog but want to see if my son has a reaction. why is this bad

amatazes
January 17th, 2008, 05:10 PM
it's not bad. it's just not good for an animal to go from place to place like that. I'm sure you have good reasoning and intention but it's not healthy. It's not your fault, it's the owners.
you can't try out an kid and return them because of the same reason, it f*** with their head.

tonkamcd
January 17th, 2008, 07:10 PM
possibly a better way to test children if they have allergies is to have them spend a lot of time at someone elses house who owns that type of pet, that way the pet doesn't have to be relocated in case it doesn't work out, thats a hard one though, and it is obviously better to have a "trial run" so to speak before comitting to the dog only to have it not work out.......

Kristin7
January 17th, 2008, 07:26 PM
true, one could think of this as more of a foster situation. Many on this site do foster animals until they get adopted, so are providing a temporary home to the animal. Although possibly confusing to the animal, it does give them a better chance at a good life and there is nothing wrong with that. I hope your neighbor takes responsibility and manages to find good homes though. It is possible your son will eventually grow out of his allergy, too. Or, some people can adapt to their own animals but remain allergic to others. So even if it doesn't work out now, you may be able to have a dog in the future. I don't think there are really true hypoallergenic dogs out there, if that is what you are looking for... I have friends who are allergic to cats and some have told me certain cats they are less allergic to. However, I wouldnt' recommend trying out multiple dogs until you find one your son is ok with.

I've never attached a thread before so not sure if this will work, but have you taken a look at this 'sticky' in this same forum? It is about pets and allergies.

http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=74

kara1
January 17th, 2008, 09:46 PM
thanks kristen7 for your info i know there is really no such thing as a total hypo allergenic dog but i just wanted to be on the safe side before we decided on what to get and mountain fiest dogs are very rare alot of people have never even heard of them before. so we wanted to check him out. But it turns out that my son has a slight allergy to him. It turns out that the dog has some quite a few medical problems with it so we desided not to take him.