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McNab Breed Information

This breed McNab was originally developed in California in around 19th century. They were used as herd dogs in the earlier days. This breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club. The average height of this breed is 36 cm to 64 cm, and the average weight is 16 kg to 34 kg. The coat covering the body of this breed is either short or medium in length. They are available in black, red and also tri colour combinations. They have different kinds of ears varying from, pricked ears and also dropped V shaped ears. They have bobbed tails, and in some cases, tails are docked. They have a sharp head and also cat like feet. This breed was used as herding dog, and hence has all the qualities and also natural tendencies of a herd dog. They can be very dominating and also controlling at times. They are energetic and active breed. They love to run around the yard and play with kids. They can be aggressive to strangers, and in order to avoid that, they should be properly trained and socialized from an early age. They are usually comfortable with other pets at home, but should be kept away from smaller animals. They are swift, and are used as hunting dogs in some regions to hunt deer and also boars. They are loud barkers. The bark frequently when they are happy, excited and also in presence of strangers. This breed should be trained properly to avoid any kind of behavioural disorders. If they are trained properly, they can become good family companions. This breed is neither suitable for apartments nor for urban life. They are loud barkers and also require lot of space to run around and play. They should be taken out for daily walks and also for occasional off the leash play with the children. If you have cattle or any other herd, this breed could prove very useful to you. They require only minimum grooming. They should be brushed and also combed daily. They should be bathed once in every month. This breed is highly prone to health conditions such as cherry eye, epilepsy, entropion, lens luxation, and also hip dysplasia. The average life expectancy of this breed is 12 years.

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