The McNab Shepherd Registry was established to maintain a reliable, accurate database for the verification and registration of the McNab Shepherd breed. We are passionate about building a solid foundation for the advancement, protection and betterment of the breed. Our goal is to give our breeders better tools to help them create superior McNabs; the best in health, temperament, structure, athleticism and overall quality. This will in turn ensure all owners receiving pups the very best and most diversified McNab to enrich their lives.
The DNA Testing Process
The MSR has been made aware that to facilitate this goal we will have to also include the requirement of having not only the Wisdom Panel 4.0 test but also a DNA Profiling test done as well.
Please note the differences in test: The Wisdom Panel test is required to verify your dog’s genetic markers cluster to the now recognized unique genetic signature of the McNab Shepherd. The DNA Profiling test is a separate test that will establish each individual dogs own unique “paw print” (think fingerprint) as well as include their parentage testing verification. So now we will be able to continue increasing our database that will help us continue to “connect the lineages” and link us back to hopefully even older bloodlines.
It is the position of the McNab Shepherd Registry Board of Directors that NO dog produced from a “inbred mating”, i.e. brother/sister, father/daughter, mother/son will be registrable.
While viable and healthy genetics are the primary concern of the MSR for the conservation and preservation of the McNab breed of dogs, the registry knows that will require many different breeding strategies, linebreeding, linecrossing, outcrossing and inbreeding.
The conservation/preservation of this wonderful dog will take a combined and informed effort to maintain several lines that will useable into the future. It is the hope of the registry that breeders will make educated decisions regarding the genetics and the long term affects of poor choices and the impact those choices will have on the McNab into the future.
The McNab Shepherd has remained much unchanged due to the fact it was not widely known, owned or bred by anyone other than the farmers and ranchers using them. It is the goal of the registry to see that to some degree we maintain that and not breed this dog into extinction.
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The Registration Process
The McNab Shepherd Registry is accepting applications by mail only at this time. You can register individual dogs, litters, and kennels using the forms at the bottom of this page. Additionally, you will be able to list DNA Certified dogs and puppies for sale on the website.
Please print out the correct form below and mail it with a check made out to the McNab Shepherd Registry. You can also pay using the PayPal links at the bottom of this page.
Mail your completed application to:
McNab Shepherd Registry, Inc.
HC 66 Box 45
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9804
E-mail of required photos of Individual Dogs and of Litters are encouraged. Photos will be added to your application(s) at the time they are received. Please email your photos to:
(To avoid spam, we’ve replaced the @ with [at] — you’ll need to put the @ back in so we get your email!) secretary.mcnabshepherdregistry[at]gmail.com
Registration and Membership Information
- All annual memberships expire on December 31 with membership fees due each year. Annual and Lifetime memberships are available.
- Registrations for individual dogs, litters and kennels are lifetime.
- Dues must be paid by January 1 of the year for eligibility to vote in the fall elections.
Links to Registration Forms
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