Dew claws, remove or do not remove??

by Marian

My boy Gabriel became a Daddy yesterday! The Momma's parents suggested removing all of the dew claws on the puppies! Myself, I say no. What is your opinion?

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Jan 24, 2016
Dew Claws
by: Donna

No, never remove dew claws. This is a barbaric practice meant for those who can't be bothered to trim nails regularly.

No reputable breeder would ever recommend this.

I have had many foster Pyrs through and there has never been an issue.

Thank you for not doing it.

Jan 24, 2016
by: Anonymous

Do not remove. Its part of them. Unless they hsve more than one up front and more than two in back. Do not remove.

Jan 25, 2016
Just don't
by: Ed A from NJ

Please don't cut off anything, I have had an amputation and trust me person or puppy it hurts. For what reason would you hurt your puppy if not needed. I have had 3 Pyrenees and only once has one injured a double dew claw. It healed just fine with what I am sure was much less pain the removal. Keep everything you can. The only reason we have to neuter is our lack of resoncablity! A shame in itself.

Jan 26, 2016
dew claws
by: Marianne

Please, no, never.

There is no good reason to remove them and lots of bad ones. If your white dog hasn't dew claws, it isn't a Pyr and can't be called one.

this is just plain mutilation. The dew claw are attached to bone and this is part of his/her system of balance. »I have seen a couple of adults whose dew claws were removed and who moved in a sort of zigzag pattern because of this. this was not their gait beforehand.

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