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View Poll Results: Have you had your dogs dew claws removed?
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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Did your dog have it's dew claws removed?

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Just wondering how many of you have dogs that had their dew claws removed
And why did you choose to have it done?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-14-2013, 09:49 AM
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Nope, all my dogs have always had their dew claws. Never saw a reason to remove them

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Every dog I've had has the front ones and no rear ones. The only one who had them removed was Cheyenne, but she had the back ones removed by the breeder she came from, but still had her front ones. Never saw a reason to do anything about it. Closest I come to being concerned about them is on hikes through long brush, so I'll put a single wrap of Sensi-Wrap around them when we go out if I think about it.

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The breeder said that 3 of the 4 male pups in the litter had their rear dewclaws and she had them removed when they were a few days old.
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I have never had an issue with them and they serve a function of stabilizing the front foot during jumps and turns per Chris Zink. They also sort of use them as a little thumb at times.

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Mine have theirs. Years back, my lab was almost successful in removing one of hers.
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Oh good, mine both have front ones too


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Which ones?
I don't know how to reply.
Hans has front ones but no rear ones.


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Berlin has front dew claws. Never had a reason to remove them, and I didnt even know they get removed! I dont think he has rear dew claws?

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I've never had a dog with rear dew claws, I'm not sure if they were removed or they just weren't born with any.
I only had one dog with the front ones removed, a foster Shar Pei who was a stray rescue, and he had big cross-cross scars on his front feet where the dewclaws used to be. I don't know if they were done later in life or the breeder did a bad job or what. He had really thin/short fur so you could easily see them.


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