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    I'm glad that mine both have theirs- they use them constantly to grip the hillsides when they're running/climbing and to hold onto things they're chewing on. Plus, I actually like the look.

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    Dale has his and hes never had any kind of problems with them. I do notice he can grasp things alot easier then Molly. I never even knew people had them removed prior to getting Molly.

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    Cinnamon has hers and she uses them all the time. I will never buy a puppy that they were removed on. I keep them trimmed short. If we take her someplace with a lot of things to catch them on I just put a little vet wrap (what you see horses legs wrapped with) on them to keep her from snagging them in the tall brush.

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    I will never get a dog that doesn't have theirs....too valuable.
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    Skippy has his (front) and Emilu had hers removed as a wee pup before I got her. I would never have them removed if it were up to me. I don't believe in routinely removing "parts" of animals if there is not a individual , good reason. I know that some people (usually people who run field dogs) think the it removes the possibility of tearing one, but it doesn't seem a good enough reason to routinely remove all dogs dewclaws when most will never have a problem with them. I don't know that much about back paw dewclaws. I wish Emilu had hers. She uses her paws alot to hold and manipulate things, and I imagine it would be much easier on her if she had them.

    I will never get a dog that doesn't have theirs....too valuable.
    I don't think Dani meant rescue dogs here - I would hope that someone woulnd't get a dog from a rescue because it didn't have dewclaws. Just, if you are planning to buy from a breeder.

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    All of my dogs have them too.

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    both my dogs have them. In all the rough and tumble and traversing rough terrain, they have never had a problem.


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