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.
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The Registration Process
Individual Dog Registration with the McNab Shepherd Registry is subject to DNA conformation and Board approval. Additionally, a dog will not be registered without a paid active membership. Links to the forms for both individual dog registration and membership are at the bottom of this page.
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.
Links to Registration Forms
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