Head. random patches but they do come in other colors such as red, brown or tri-colored. The McNab Shepherd is thoroughly sound, willing and able to do its work. The term “breed standards” covers the externally observable qualities of the animal such as appearance, movement, and temperament. Left alone, they can become bored and destructive; they need to flex their muscles to keep them out of trouble. White markings may be clear white. They are full of energy and enjoy being around children, often indulging in playful, energetic games and showing real affection towards them. Whereas certain deviations from the standard are considered faults, many breeds contain a wide range of variation in traits such as eye color and markings. Almond shaped eyes with hazel, copper or brown coloring, hold alert expression. They need a strong leader who is firm and consistent with their rules, and who is skilled in positive dog training techniques.

Are sensitive in their use. They are eager to learn and then want to show you how well they have learned a new trick. Developed for its working skills rather than looks, the McNab dog is a versatile herder, hunter and farm dog. Dark brown or amber in color. Color and markings always secondary to physical evaluation and gait. The appearance of the McNab varies considerably but their fur is never long.

This active breed needs an active owner or family. Moderately short and smooth. The land took its toll on the tough Scot,  and in the early 1900's he handed his ranch down to John, his youngest son. She just is a bit shy at first with new people. Approximately the same length as the skull. Breeders have the responsibility to avoid any conditions or exaggerations that are detrimental to the health, welfare, essence and soundness of this breed, and must take the responsibility to see that these are not perpetuated. Balance, outline, intelligence, temperament, and movement are of overriding importance. Regular maintenance includes checking in the ears and gently wiping them out occasionally as dirt and wax can set off inflammation. One of the most prominent features of the dog is the ears, they are long pointy and stand erect although some flop over like a border collie. Thighs are long and deep, stifles and hocks are well turned. They are not restricted to sheep, they have been used to good effect driving cattle as well. and fit neatly to their body. The resulting puppies were first McNab dogs. It was developed by an Scottish shepherd, Alexander McNab, who settled in California. Black, except in red dogs where it will be red. They have almond shaped eyes

She was a rescue, and is a bit skiddish when we first meet people, but she has bonded with me and I think would defend me at all costs. They are a smart looking dog, their coats are often glossy Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. Moderately long, reaching at least to the hock joint. The loin is deep and muscular, not tucked up. It comes in red with white markings, black with white markings; may be tri-colored. Straight and parallel when viewed from the front, from the side the pasterns are slightly sloping. you are. Solid color, bi-color, tri-color, and blonde dogs are to be considered equally with no one color or pattern preferred over another.

Strong and muscular; of good length.

The McNab is easy to train; they listen well and obey their owner. It is very trainable due to its well behaved nature but does need a strong and stable trainer.

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This dog has a short and smooth coat. Black, red and blonde. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. The McNab is a recent innovation in dog breeds over more recent years. They are skilled at both herding and heeling stock, which in layman's terms means they can turn the stock from the front, or they can get in behind them and drive them forwards from the rear. If you do decide to bathe them, use a gentle dog shampoo. The croup slopes gently to the set on of the tail.

The undercoat is soft and short. The McNab dog is no slouch, they love to run, and herd, and just mess around and can do it for ages. All enjoyable !Great family pup, loves her kitten friends, curious, smart, very affectionate, and yes seriously sensitive.

On occasion dogs can be born naturally bob-tailed, docking is acceptable. Not only that, this versatile dog can herd a flock of geese, herd of goats, llamas and even can gather the horses in from the pasture. As a result, the McNab has spread around the United States and Canada, with a few working as stock dogs in Germany and sporting dogs in Japan. Those characteristics were developed under controlled conditions by breeders who selected for specific traits such as size, coat color, structure, and behavior. like paws which gives them great agility. In contrast, an animal that closely matches and conforms to the breed standard for its breed is considered to have good conformation. The term “dog breed” includes pure breeds, cross-breeds, mixed breeds and natural breeds. The McNab requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. The shorthaired coat helps the dog sustain scorching hot temperatures during summer. Rough conditions and changeable weather, along with wild predators always on the lookout for an easy meal, were some of the challenges he faced. As a family pet, this dog, unlike other herding breeds, has an even tempered and warm personality. Long walks in the wide open country or on a beach suit this friendly dog who gets on well with other dogs and other species, such as your cat. It makes the dog tolerant of hot summers of California. the tips. They should be neither nervous nor aggressive, but keen and responsive. The McNab Shepherd has a full complement of strong teeth that meet in a scissors bite. Naturally bobbed or long narrow tail is short furred and white tipped. You will have less repetitions of lessons with this quick learner. John was an attorney and a stockman, and he took a keen interest in the bloodline of the dogs his father had bred. McNab Dog Breed is an Innovation done by Alexander McNab in the late 19th Century. They must have a job to do.

The long body slopes slightly towards It is essential that you do not overfeed the dog and to make sure that the food is hygienic. These are made to protect the dog's natural oils that provide the dog's weather proofing. dense double coats. Although this dog does not consume a lot of food in relation to his size, just like any other dog a balanced diet is ideal. The black McNab is the most known color, and these often sport white He began to reinvigorate the breeding style of his father, adding addition bloodlines from dogs imported from Scotland.