When I showed him a photo of Schatzi, a guy I know who grew up in the south said, "In South Carolina they'd call that a feist!"  He explained that a feist is a catch-all for any kind of small hunting dog, usually of indiscriminate breed (except for the Treeing Feist, which is a recognized breed).

I was curious to know if that was the origin of the word feisty, so I looked it up on

Dog dilemma

My wife and I are thinking about getting a dog.  We've never had a dog before.  We've always been cat people.

Let me correct that.  We're done thinking about getting a dog.  Now we're in the thinking about what kind of dog to get.

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