McNab Question

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.

    In McNab - Asked by Anonymous - 7/25/2012 9:10:29 PM
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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/19/2012 6:28:35 PM