McNab Puppies & Breed Information

McNab

McNab Puppy Characteristics


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McNab Breed Information


Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: 25-50 lbs

Height: 15-25 inches

Color(s): Red with white markings, black with white markings; may be tri-colored.

Overview

The McNab breed was developed in California by Scotsman Alexander McNab. They are highly prized for their versatility; forceful stockdog, protector, and avid hunting companion. The McNab is solely bred for function, not looks, and is relatively unheard of and rare.

Character

The most distinctive feature of the McNab are their "cat-like" feet which enables them to be extremely agile. This unique and medium-sized breed is athletic, well-built, and hard working.

Temperament

The McNab is well-mannered, loyal, and amiable. A devoted companion, this breed has a tendency to form a close attachment to one particular family member. They are highly suspicious of strangers and stray animals and are very protective of their family, property, and territory. They do well with children, dogs, cats, and other household pets they have been raised with.

Care

Regular brushing of the McNab is recommended to remove loose and dead hair. Bathing should be done when necessary. This breed has no known health issues.

Coat

The coat of the McNab is smooth and short; never long.

Training

Early socialization and obedience is recommended. The McNab is intelligent and eager to please. McNab's will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.

Activity

The McNab requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They must have a job to do. This breed is not recommended for city or apartment living. The McNab will do best in a rural setting where there is ample room to work, roam, and run.

Ownership

If you are looking for McNab puppies for sale from reputable McNab breeders or to adopt McNabs from a McNab rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the McNab puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find McNab puppies that make great pets.


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Updated: 10/21/2014
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