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    DefaultWhy I will never remove dew claws from my puppies....

    Dew Claws Do Have a Purpose! - YouTube

    They are there for a reason and removing them IMO is just wrong.



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    I agree. Wow it was kinda hard to watch those dogs trying to get out of the icy water...I wanted to help them so bad. I loved the white faced Goldens.

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    I do not remove dew claws either. I feel it is barbaric. I certainly would not want my thumbs cut off. One of Darcy's girls was doing some field work and she tore a toenail off a regular toe....we certainly are not going to start hacking off toes. Keeping dew claws trimmed/dremmeled short and round prevents a lot of injuries....the dogs feet, wrists and elbows will be far healthier with dews intact.
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    Great video to show! Holy crap I am exhausted from trying to help them from my chair though!!! Phew!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayshakerlabs View Post
    I do not remove dew claws either. I feel it is barbaric. I certainly would not want my thumbs cut off. One of Darcy's girs was doing some field work and she tore a toenail off a regular toe....we certainly are not going to start hacking off toes. Keeping dew claws trimmed/dremmeled short and round prevents a lot of injuries....the dogs feet, wrists and elbows will be far healthier with dews intact.

    Agree totally, Sherry.



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    That was excellent! I never thought about the dew claws being such important tools!

    Some of my dogs have them, some don't... I can't really remember off the top of my head which do and which don't. Guess I'll check tonight.

    Seamus and Flynn

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    Dew claws intact here to.

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    I guess you haven't seen dewclaws ripped out on fencing or vines, even belt loops. Also it is one word.

    Dewclaws serve no purpose and for all except a few breeds, not needed for breed standards.
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    Here is an awesome article on dews. http://www.angelfire.com/nc2/Mestena/dewclawsInjury.pdf
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    Thanks for sharing that video, it was very educational. three of my dogs have their dews and two don't.

    "Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one"
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