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Working cow dog

Post by Hardnosecattleco » Fri May 10, 2019 1:50 pm

Does anyone on here have any experience with mcnabs? How easy to train are they? How smart are they? I have a hangin tree and he is a work horse and very smart. Will be getting another once I get around to permanently registering him. Just looking for thoughts on mcnabs



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Re: Working cow dog

Post by Caustic Burno » Fri May 10, 2019 4:54 pm

Hardnosecattleco wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 1:50 pm
Does anyone on here have any experience with mcnabs? How easy to train are they? How smart are they? I have a hangin tree and he is a work horse and very smart. Will be getting another once I get around to permanently registering him. Just looking for thoughts on mcnabs
My hay man bass fishing buddy did till he got run over. Smartest dog I ever saw, it was unbelievable the things he did. Besides working cows he opened gates would pull the net wrap off hay after my friend cut it. Show him something one time and he had it down.
He has a male and female ordered from somewhere out West.
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Re: Working cow dog

Post by 76 Bar » Sat May 11, 2019 1:16 pm

My initial dogs were from the McNab ranch in Mendocino Co...Bud Williams & Doug Lane lines. Mine were instinctual headers/gathering dogs and smart. Looked like slick/short coated, be nice eared BC's. If you're contemplating purchasing, do your home work and insure they're from livestock savvy handlers with proven working lines, e.g. not sport breeder's.

Thought you might enjoy this article:
https://stockmanship.com/?p=313#more-313

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Re: Working cow dog

Post by 76 Bar » Sat May 11, 2019 2:52 pm

LOL the naughty patrol interpreted my ear description as vulgar and hence inserted "be nice". Try this...sharp eared.

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Re: Working cow dog

Post by Hardnosecattleco » Sat May 11, 2019 8:04 pm

76 Bar wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 1:16 pm
My initial dogs were from the McNab ranch in Mendocino Co...Bud Williams & Doug Lane lines. Mine were instinctual headers/gathering dogs and smart. Looked like slick/short coated, be nice eared BC's. If you're contemplating purchasing, do your home work and insure they're from livestock savvy handlers with proven working lines, e.g. not sport breeder's.

Thought you might enjoy this article:
https://stockmanship.com/?p=313#more-313
Good read! Thank you sir

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Re: Working cow dog

Post by 76 Bar » Sun May 12, 2019 11:53 am

Glad you found it helpful. Forgot to include the link to the McNab's history:
https://www.mcnabshepherdregistry.com/dog/history/

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