Feist Chi Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Feist Chi so you can get to know the breed more.
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|Origin||United States Mexico|
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
|Cross Breed Mountain Feist and Chihuahua mix|
Is a Feist Chi small, medium or large dog?
How big do Feist Chi get?
What is the average size of a Feist Chi?
How much does the Feist Chi weigh? How much should a Feist Chi weight? What is the normal weight of a Feist Chi? How much does a full-grown Feist Chi weight?
|12-30 pounds (5-13.5 kg)|
Average Weight |
What is the average weight of a Feist Chi?
|21 pounds (5-13.5 kg)|
How tall is the Feist Chi? Feist Chi height:
|12-18 inches (30-45 cm)|
Average Height |
What is the average height of a Feist Chi?
|15 inches (37.5 cm)|
How much does the Feist Chi puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Feist Chi in the United States? How much money is a Feist Chi?
Where to buy a Feist Chi with a good pedigree?
If you choose to purchase the Feist Chi, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Feist Chi for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Feist Chi gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Feist Chi? How many Feist Chi are there in the world?
Frequent: The Feist Chi is easier than average to get. Maybe there is some risk of overbreeding, as it is a popular breed.
Due to its popularity, inbreeding may occur. A new study shows that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.So be careful and seek the help of an experienced person or a professional, in making your decision.
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Feist Chi? Is the Feist Chi breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.
The Feist Chi ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.
Are Feist Chi dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Feist Chi?
Feist Chi dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability |
Is Feist Chi good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Feist Chi dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Feist Chi dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial |
Do Feist Chi dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Feist Chi dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
What kind of personality does the Feist Chi have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Feist Chi sensitivity:
Sensitive: Feist Chi dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.
Affection Level |
How affectionate are they? Is a Feist Chi a good family dog?
High: Feist Chi dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs |
How much social interaction does the Feist Chi need? Feist Chi social needs:
Feist Chi dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Feist Chi to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Feist Chi roam?
Feist Chi dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Feist Chi have high prey drive?
Feist Chi dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Feist Chi dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
How playful is this breed?
Average: Feist Chis, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Do Feist Chi dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Feist Chi bark?
A lot: Feist Chi is a particularly loud breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. If you want a quiet dog, not the best choice.
The main triggers for barking are fear, attention, alarm, boredom, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking, and defense.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Feist Chi good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Feist Chi in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Feist Chi breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Feist Chi dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
How long can a Feist Chi be left alone? How long can you leave a Feist Chi alone?
Feist Chi dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Bite Force PSI |
Does the Feist Chi has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Feist Chi? How much bite force does a Feist Chi have? How strong is a Feist Chi bite?
Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽
Feist Chi bite force: Weak. The Feist Chi bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Feist Chi measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Feist Chi may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Feist Chi being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.
Feist Chi bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.
They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train a Feist Chi puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Feist Chi can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.
Biting Potential |
Do Feist Chi bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Feist Chi? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Feist Chi? Why do dog bites happen?
The Feist Chi has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Feist Chi do?
Feist Chi dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Feist Chi dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Feist Chi dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Feist Chi is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems |
What genetic/health problems does the Feist Chi breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Feist Chi breed? Most common health risks of Feist Chi:
|Collapsed TracheaHeart MurmursOpen FontanelPatellar LuxationPulmonic StenosisHydrocephalusHypoglycemiaShivering|
Veterinarian Visits |
How often does the Feist Chi breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Feist Chi see the vet?
The Feist Chi should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy |
How long do Feist Chi dogs live? How old can a Feist Chi be? What is the age limit of the Feist Chi? How many years can the oldest Feist Chi live?
What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Feist Chi?
How long is the lifespan of a Feist Chi?
The average lifespan of Feist Chi: 16 years
Weather and Climate |
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
| Prefers average to cold weather conditions |
The Feist Chi can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Energy Level |
How much energy does the Feist Chi have? What is the activity level of the Feist Chi?
Feist Chi dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need |
How much exercise does a Feist Chi need? How much exercise do Feist Chi dogs require per day?
Do Feist Chi dogs need a lot of exercises?
Feist Chi dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does the Feist Chi breed need?
Feist Chi dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption |
How much food does a Feist Chi need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Feist Chi breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Feist Chi? How much food should I feed my Feist Chi?
|0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.|
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity |
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Feist Chi risk for obesity:
Low to Average: The Feist Chi has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.
If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Feist Chi weight regularly.
Coat / Hair Types |
What type of coat does the Feist Chi have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Feist Chi coats?
|BlackTan Red Cream White Fawn Chocolate Light Brown|
How to groom the Feist Chi and how often? How often should I take my Feist Chi to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Feist Chi doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.
Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Feist Chi is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level |
How much do Feist Chi dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Feist Chi? Do Feist Chi dogs shed a lot?
Feist Chi dogs are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency |
How often does the Feist Chi need a bath? How often should you give a Feist Chi a bath? Can I bathe my Feist Chi every day?
| 4-6 weeks |
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.
Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.
Is the Feist Chi breed hypoallergenic?
Feist Chi dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Feist Chi has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency |
Does the Feist Chi drool?
The Feist Chi is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.
If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Feist Chi dogs get along with other pets? Are Feist Chi dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Feist Chi dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Feist Chi temperament with other people:
Feist Chi dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly |
Are Feist Chi dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Feist Chi temperament with children:
Feist Chi dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs. If you have children, you may have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from this breed.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Feist Chi dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Feist Chi breed live with a cat?
Feist Chi dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly |
Is Feist Chi good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Feist Chi dogs get along with other dogs?
Feist Chi dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Feist Chi breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Feist Chi breed suitable for first-time owners?
Feist Chi dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly |
Are Feist Chi dogs good office canines? Do Feist Chi dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Feist Chi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Feist Chi dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Feist Chi temperament with senior people? Are Feist Chi dogs good for elderly owners?
Feist Chis are not the best breed for elderly people.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Feist Chi be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Feist Chi is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Feist Chi be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Feist Chi be an emotional support animal?
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.
Feist Chi breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Feist Chi be a sniffer dog?
They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Feist Chi is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Feist Chi be a search and rescue dog?
This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.
The Feist Chi is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Feist Chi be a boat dog?
Feist Chi breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.
Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Feist Chi be a drafting dog?
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.
Feist Chi is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog |
Where Feist Chi dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Gestation Length |
How long is a Feist Chi pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Feist Chi breed is pregnant?
Reproductive cycle of the female Feist Chi: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.
During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.
The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.
The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.
The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.
The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size |
How many puppies can the Feist Chi have in a litter? How many puppies can the Feist Chi breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Feist Chi have? How many puppies can a Feist Chi give birth to?
AKC Group |
Is Feist Chi recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Feist Chi recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
Feist Chi Pros and Cons
- Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Feist Chi breed.
- Grooming: Easy to groom: The Feist Chi doesn't require a lot of grooming.
- Shedding Level: Feist Chi dogs are low shedders.
- Stinkiness: The Feist Chi has a low chance of bad smell.
- Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average: The Feist Chi has a low to the average risk for obesity.
- Watchdog Ability: Feist Chi dogs are good watchdogs.
- Adaptability: Feist Chi dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
- Cat Friendly: Feist Chi dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
- Good For First Time Owners: Feist Chi dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
- Hypoallergenic: Feist Chi dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
- Mouthiness: Feist Chi dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Feist Chi dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
- Child Friendly: Feist Chi dogs are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Feist Chi is not the best dog breed for office environment.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Feist Chis are not the best breed for elderly people.