Are dogs showing in conformation required to have intact dewclaws?
I am not Laura but I will answer that. No they are not. Most of the conformation labs have them but there are a few that do not. It is breeder's choice.
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It is not required, I'd probably suspect that somewhere around 75% of dogs in the ring have dews removed. Thats my guesstimate, but I'd think it would be close.
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