I'm a new owner of a german shepard and I went to my vet and she said I should have his dew claws removed. Is this true??
.Originally Posted By: mkennelsyou are not suppose to have a german shepherd's dew claws removed, back paws you can but the standard said they are suppose to have dew claws
Yes. Beagles (who are traditionally hunters) usually have theirs removed by the breeder. In fact, I can't find a breeder that doesn't remove them.Originally Posted By: MaedchenThe dewclaws are often removed in hunting dogs to avoid that the dog ripps it off/gets tangled up in the brushes etc.
My Labs dewclaws were removed as a very pup by the breeder, but I wouldn't recommend this, as the risk of injury is very slim.