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.
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.
Does your McNab bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety
is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.
If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet
The coat of the McNab is smooth and short; never long.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay
is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new McNab puppy.
Consider crate training
if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization
is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Red with white markings, black with white markings; may be tri-colored.
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