Mcnab Shepherd Puppies

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McNab Shepherd Quick Facts

The McNab Shepherd is a niche breed from Northern California that has recently started to spread across the U.S. and Canada. It was developed by a Scottish farmer who was looking for a flexible working dog. What he developed was an affectionate, energetic, and intelligent breed that is quick to learn jobs around the farm. McNabs are a healthy breed that will make an excellent family companion.

Mcnab Shepherd At a Glance

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Mcnab Shepherd At a Glance

  • Size: 16"-25", 30-65 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 13-15 Years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Smooth And Medium-Length Double Coat
  • Shedding: moderate
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Herding
  • Common Nicknames: McNab Dog, McNab Collie, McNab Sheepdog, McNab Herding Dog, McNab Stock Dog

McNab Shepherd Breed Guide

Learn More About McNab Shepherds

  • Temperament

    McNab Shepherds are extremely affectionate to their family and might feel like they have to defend their home and family from strangers. They are intelligent and quick to learn tricks or jobs. But they can also be assertive, so they need a firm owner with experience raising dogs.

  • Health

    McNabs are a hardy breed with very little health problems. They could, however, be at a higher risk of allergy to Ivermectin, a heartworm medicine.

  • Activity Level

    McNabs are energetic and require more exercise than normal. Go on a long daily walk or take them to the dog park to run around and they'll be satisfied. You can also easily train them in dog sports which will engage their mind and exercise them.

  • Grooming

    McNab Shepherds don't need any specialized type of grooming. The occasional brushing and trimming of nails is all you'll need to do to keep them in good condition.

  • Shedding

    McNab Shepherds shed a moderate amount year-round.

  • Appearance

    The McNab has a black, red, or blonde coat, typically with white trim, that is a slick double-coat with a short or medium outer coat. They have semi-erect ears and medium muzzle.

  • History

    A Scottish Farmer moved to California in the late 19th century and started developing his own herding breed. His passion project was continued by his son into the 20th century but the breed remained in northern California until recently, as the breed has started to spread across the U.S. and Canada.