Welcome to the McNab Shepherd Registry
The Founding Registry for the McNab Shepherd
We are excited and proud to say that we are a “Founding Registry” that exclusively utilizes DNA verification for registration. Our Mission Statement is simple: The McNab Shepherd Registry is devoted to the continued betterment, advancement and welfare of the McNab Shepherd.
Please take the time to look through our site and learn how this wonderful breed came into existence. With their rich colorful history, McNab Shepherds are no longer the best kept secret in California.
Preserving the McNab Shepherd
What does having a genetic signature for the breed mean for the McNab over time? By establishing a reference genetic signature for the McNab, breeders can use DNA testing as a tool to ensure that the McNab Shepherd remains a genetically distinct breed which can be easily differentiated from other breeds.
By working on concentrating the percentage of McNab found in each subsequent generation and breeding for traits and behaviors deemed to be definitive of the breed, breeders will solidify the breed’s genetic signature, preserving it for future generations.
Anyone can apply for membership to the registry but the registration of a dog must meet certain criteria since we are a breed registry. To learn what these requirements are, please click here.