Obtaining a Certificate of Breeding from the McNab Shepherd Registry is subject to DNA conformation and Board approval. Additionally, a litter can not be registered without a paid active membership. Links to the forms for both litter dog registration and membership are at the bottom of this page.
To register a litter of pups, the sire and dam must be registered with the MSR. If parents are not registered the owners of the sire and dam may submit a DNA sample to Wisdom Panel for profiling. If DNA samples meet established criteria, then sire and dam may be registered thus making the litter eligible as well.
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.
Note: There isn’t a charge for the Litter Certificate but it must be filled out and accompany the breeder’s pup and given to new owner so they will be able to register their new puppy.
Links to Registration Forms
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