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Kemmer Feist
(Kemmer Stock Mountain Cur) (Kemmer Stock Cur)


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The Kemmer Feist is similar in appearance to the Rat Terrier, even though it contains no Rat Terrier blood. Some are tricolored (black, white and tan), while others are brown or brown and white, and some were also known to be yellow in color.



Height, Weight

Weight: 14 to 20 pounds (6.5 - 9 kg)

Health Problems


Living Conditions



This breed needs to be taken on a daily long walk or jog. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human.

Life Expectancy



The Kemmer Feist is easy to groom. An occasional combing and brushing to remove dead hair is all it needs.


Developed by Robert Kemmer using Fox Terriers, Mountain Curs and Old Timey Mountain Feists. These dogs have tremendous scenting abilities for a feist. They are wide ranging when hunting and make excellent squirrel dogs. There are very few pure Kemmer Feists left. Many have been crossed onto other lines; see Kemmer Feist Hybrid.





DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.


"This is my purebred Kemmer Stock Mountain Cur named Silver Bear Daizey Mae."


This is Kemmer's Prince. His blood still carries on in the Kemmer Feists of today.


This is Tweek. Her mother was from Kemmer lines and her father is an Old-time Mountain Feist, however Tweek looks just like her mother.

Tweek the Kemmer lines / Old-time Mountain Feist


Tweek the Kemmer lines / Old-time Mountain Feist


Tweek the Kemmer lines / Old-time Mountain Feist


Hunting Dogs

Cur Dogs

Feist Types

Game Dogs

Squirrel Dogs

Kemmer Stock Mountain Curs


Understanding Dog Behavior

Small Dogs vs. Medium and Large Dogs





Thanks to Cory Leed for providing Dog Breed Info with this information.