Californian rancher Alexander McNab missed the skills of his working Colley dog so much, he returned to his native Scotland. There, he borrowed two more Collies off the same old neighbor and took them back to America to work his ranch.
He decided to breed the Collies with a few select female dogs belonging to Basque sheepherders. The pups from this cross received high praise for their herding skills and were in great demand.
  Alexander was so pleased at how well his new breed could head and heel that he called them ‘McNab Shepherds.’ The last of the McNab clan and their sheep disappeared from the McNab Ranch in the early 1970s. But lucky for us, these diligent and friendly dogs are still around today.

Breed Insights

Strong herding instincts; may even attempt to herd children and chase moving vehicles.
Happiest when they have a job to do, preferably one that exercises both mind and body.
Highly intelligent and easy to train, with a love of learning new things.
Enjoy interactive games, including agility training, flyball, rally, herding, Frisbee, and competitive obedience.

Height: 15.00 - 25.20 in

Show Weight: 33.10 - 70.50 lb

Pet Weight: 15.00 - 25.20 lb