McNabs date back to 1868 when the first fox shepherd was imported from Scotland by Alexander McNab. Mr. McNab settled in Mendocino County, California on what is now known as the McNab ranch, south of Ukiah. The McNabs were bred for short hair and the ability to head and heel. These dogs are stock dogs, bred to work, but will do any task asked of them.
I raise 30-40 McNab a puppies annually. The pups come Red primary coats with white markings and also Black primary coats with white trim. Puppies are available most of the time. The female producers are GinaBell, Lilly, Jet, Sue, Sassy, Jade, & Leah. The males are: Benjy, Laddy II, Ace, Dillon, Ruger, Levi, and Luke. All are Registered McNabs in The National Stock Dog Registry, and DNA tested.
I have been raising McNabs since 1973. I prefer the tighter tougher feet and the endurance of the McNab. The tighter foot because it is less likely to be bothered by foxtail or burr problems. The endurance is important to me because I gather wild cattle in steep brushy country. My dogs need to be able to continue to go day after day. When I am out on a job, I need to be able to count on my dogs to get the job done. I breed my dogs for pricked, stand up ears. It enables them to shake out debris caught in the ear more easily.