dad double/ mom single dew claw

by mae
(browns valley,ca)

If my male has double dew claws and my female has single. What will my pups have?

Comments for dad double/ mom single dew claw

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 25, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Dew Claws
by: Donna

Are your dogs purebred? This means they came from reputable breeders with registration papers from a recognized kennel club.

If they are not, chances are you do not have two full Pyrs. Do you know the lineage of these dogs? Do you know if past generations on both sides have been healthy and of sound mind?

If you are having puppies to have puppies, please make sure to have your dogs spayed and neutered. There are shelters and rescues full of unwanted dogs because people did not bother to spay or neuter pups from scattered breedings. Many are euthanized every day.

Jul 01, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
anybody's guess
by: Tressie

There has been research done looking at the genetics of dewclaws in Icelandic Sheepdogs (The Dewclaw Puzzle, M. Karlsdottir) and other scattered studies on dewclaws in canines. Notably, their wild cousins i.e., wolves do not have dewclaws. This appears to be a trait exclusive to domestication. Certain breeds commonly have double dewclaws including the Pyrenees.

Its a matter of genetics and dominant versus recessive traits. Your pups have a 50/50 chance of inheriting any possible combination, depending on their individual inherited traits. Until they are born, its a best guess as to how many will have single versus double dewclaws. Here is a link to more thoughts on dewclaws: http://www.great-pyrenees-club-of-southern-ontario.com/genetics-question.html

Now the important question is why you are considering breeding at all? There's a glut of backyard breeders as well as puppymills that are flooding the market with Pyrs. The overwhelming majority end of in shelters because of poor breeding practices, inadequate socialization or plain lack of knowledge about the breed. Please don't add to this unfortunate tragedy by breeding more Pyrs when shelters, especially in the U.S. are over run with them :(

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.








Breaking News

  1. Prey - Turkey, Rabbits

    Jun 23, 18 07:25 AM

    I live where there are deer. Do you think my boy is out killing them. He brings home quite a few bones. I know he gets a rabbit or turkey every once

    Read More

  2. Bladder infection

    Jun 21, 18 05:50 AM

    Is it normal for a GP puppy who has bladder infection and given antibiotics by the vet to not want to leave his crate? Is it normal for him to be so lethargic?

    Read More

  3. Aggression with Invited Guests

    Jun 14, 18 06:04 AM

    We have had Kaiser Allen since he was 8 weeks old. He and I bonded instantly and intensely. He is perfect with my kids, rescue Beagle, and cats. Allen

    Read More

  4. Heat Rash

    Jun 13, 18 05:58 AM

    We rescued a great Pyrenees on our own... he's had a lot of medical problems, and we've just got his weight up, but I think he's developing a heat rash.

    Read More

  5. Fear of people

    Jun 11, 18 05:59 AM

    My wife and I bought a Pyrenees at 8 months old, and from day one has been afraid of people especially men. we have tried sitting close to him and talk

    Read More

  6. Weight - Healthy

    Jun 10, 18 01:33 PM

    I had a GP dumped last year in June on our property and she came up with the horses after 3 days. Been inside dog every since - too hot in Texas for outside

    Read More

  7. Diet - Prefers Goat Food

    Jun 08, 18 06:57 AM

    I got my Great Pyrenees about 2 months ago, and I decieed hat it was time for her to go in the same pen as my goats. She has been doing fine, but tonight

    Read More

  8. Eating

    Jun 05, 18 05:23 PM

    What do they eat when they are in the mountains with their flock and left alone? This is Murfie at 8 weeks and 10 months. Sorry for the error.

    Read More