The Denmark Feist, also known as the Denmark Treeing Feist,is a very agile type of Feist with very little information. It stands around 15-18 inches tall, and can weigh around 25-35 lbs. Its primary coat colors are brown & white, chocolate, light brown, or golden. Denmark Feists have short and rough coats. They have a flat and broad skull; upon it sits dark eyes, a black nose, and short drop ears. They have a deep and broad chest that supports a body that is slightly longer than it is tall. Many of these dogs are born with bob-tails, but natural ones do occur too, which are carried in an upward curve when excited. Its life expectancy is 12-14 years. The Denmark Feist is used mainly for hunting squirrels, raccoons, bobcats, and occasionally, wild boar! When not hunting, it needs to be taken on a long and brisk daily walk or jog. They are a fearless, friendly, and loyal pooch. It needs little grooming.
Contrary to what its name suggests, this breed was actually bred in the United States. "Denmark" references the two creators of this wonderful breed, Dennis Willis, and Mark Slade. The Denmark Feist has its beginnings on a rural farm in the 1917s when the Slade family purchased a Feist dog. The dog's descendants remained on the farm until 1984, when Willis and Mark introduced it as a new breed. The UKC did recognize the Denmark Feist as a separate breed in 1998, until they decided that it was just a strain of Treeing Feist.