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Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
McNab

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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
Help reduce the number of McNab puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured McNab Breeder

Maggie Elliott McNab Cattle Dogs
Member Since: January 2011
Location: Visalia-tulare, California
I have McNab puppies for sale! See My Profile
We breed top quality athletic performance McNabs to be strong competitors with stamina , courage,speed,heart and a willingness to please. Whather your sport is flyball,Frisbee,obedience and agility or herding and search and rescue or you want a companion to hike,bike or run with you. times have cha...

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Anonymous asked:

11/12/2012 9:00:50 AM

11/12/2012 9:00:50 AM

Are Mcnab dogs good for hunting

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Anonymous

My mcnab Aussie mix is the best hunting dog I've ever had.from day one,he knew exactly what to do.they hunt by line of sight,so he keeps one eye on me and one for the game.we've been hunting together for 13years now.bear,deer,and (his personal favorite)squirrels
1/14/2013 7:24:33 PM

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10/6/2012 12:26:13 PM

10/6/2012 12:26:13 PM

is leonberger sportive or not?

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Anonymous

This is in the wrong forum. But to answer your question. Yes/No, the Leonberger can be sportive if they are bred well, but if they are not bred well, then they can have hip/elbow issues.
7/11/2014 5:43:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/29/2012 11:51:14 PM

7/29/2012 11:51:14 PM

Are McNab's a good house dogs, not a worker dog? If not, what is? And preferably a medium sized... Are McNab's a good house dogs, not a worker dog? If not, what is? And preferably a medium sized dog.

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Anonymous

As long as you are an active person. McNabs need their work or exercise, but then chill right down when they are done. They know when work or exercise is done and are smart enough to know the difference.
8/19/2012 6:20:55 PM

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7/25/2012 9:10:29 PM

7/25/2012 9:10:29 PM

I'm interested in the McNab breed. We have had Austrain Shepherds all our lives, but now after... I'm interested in the McNab breed. We have had Austrain Shepherds all our lives, but now after six years without dogs we are ready for a new companion/pet dog. Should McNabs have long tails or are they commonly docked? I've seen them both ways and wonder which is correct.

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Anonymous

True McNabs are born with both long tails and naturally bobbed where they will have a few vertebrate at the tailhead. Sometimes you don't get a choice, but preferentially some ranchers like the tail as dogs communicate with their tail. Others because of the danger of doing close-up work with cattle where a tail can get stepped on prefer a docked or naturally bobbed tail. More importantly would be finding the pup that is well-socialized, raised on proper nutrition and also while in the womb. Purchasing a pup with solid genetics and a good hybrid vigor really matter when it comes to the life of your dog. Remember you are investing in a companion that you will hopefully have on average a life of 14-15 years.
8/19/2012 6:28:35 PM

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3/25/2012 7:36:23 AM

3/25/2012 7:36:23 AM

Hi, so ive got a mcnab, border collie mix, the father full mcnab, the mother border collie,... Hi, so ive got a mcnab, border collie mix, the father full mcnab, the mother border collie, mcnab(I think), kelpie. He's 8 months old and weighs I think 35 maybe 40 pounds, how big do you think he will end up getting?

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Anonymous

Your McNab should range between 40-55 pounds if he is what they told you he is. Females can run a little smaller, but not necessarily.
8/19/2012 6:30:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/9/2012 12:37:11 AM

2/9/2012 12:37:11 AM

Is the Mcnab the best dog for security, loyalty, active? If not, which breed is?

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Anonymous

McNabs are definately protective and loyal. Not as highstrung as a border collie can be, but has the stamina to last all day. They can turn up the acceleration on command and likewise do the opposite by lying quietly by while you get work done, like I am doing now.
8/19/2012 6:33:27 PM

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7/21/2011 6:57:02 PM

7/21/2011 6:57:02 PM

I have a 13 1/2 year old dog that resembles a McNab. She is tricolor. Her father was a Border... I have a 13 1/2 year old dog that resembles a McNab. She is tricolor. Her father was a Border Collie and her mother was a Queensland Blue Healer. Is it possible that she is actually McNab?

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Anonymous

NO. your dog is a mix of Border Collie and Quennsland Blue Heeler. This is not the true breeding of/for a McNab.
9/23/2011 4:20:44 PM

Anonymous

McNabs are NOT Heelers, yet a cousin to the border collie. You have a halfbreed Collie/Heeler. McNabs are not crossbreeds. People often are confused thinking they are a mix. They are an old halfbreed of Scottish Collie/Spanish Shepherd. Trying to keep the old breed going.
8/19/2012 6:36:52 PM

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7/12/2011 8:45:20 PM

7/12/2011 8:45:20 PM

how much does a mcnab cost

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Anonymous

as in anything else; the price of a dog is in the asking price and what it is bought for. areas, regions, breeding determine how valuable an animal will be...
9/23/2011 4:24:23 PM

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6/27/2011 12:05:42 PM

6/27/2011 12:05:42 PM

Is it ok to have a macnab breed

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Anonymous asked:

12/17/2010 1:57:14 PM

12/17/2010 1:57:14 PM

What breeds were used in Mr. Mcnabs creation of this canine? It looks like a Border Collie/Lab... What breeds were used in Mr. Mcnabs creation of this canine? It looks like a Border Collie/Lab mix.

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Anonymous

I have a two year old dragon named Terrel Owens and i was wondering if the Mcnab would get along with him
4/18/2011 9:50:38 AM

Anonymous

The Scottish Collie, a type brought from Scotland in the 1800's.
9/23/2011 4:22:06 PM

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