dew claws

by Mary
(NC)

We purchased a 3 month old puppy that looks very much like a Great Pyr, were told she was from Great Pyr parents. She does not have the double dew claws on her front legs, in fact she has none on the front. I don't believe anything was removed surgically. What is the likelihood that she is a Great Pyr.

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Aug 13, 2014
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How about hind legs?
by: Frank

Does your dog have double dew claws on the hind legs?

If your dog has never had double dew claws on the hind legs, it is not a Great Pyr. If it does have double dew claws on the hind legs, it MAY be a Pyr but not guaranteed since a few other breeds also have double dew claws.

Aug 14, 2014
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Not so easy
by: Ed A from NJ

Truth be told it is not so easy to remove all evedance of rear double dew claws. While the claw itself can be removed or ever lost in battle the flash part has bone in it. X-raus of the rear foot look like a mal-formed hand, really kinda weird. As to front paws no such double dew claws are on any pyre. Pictures would help to identify the breed. Ether way enjoy your new baby.

Aug 17, 2014
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dew claws
by: Anonymous

Thanks very much for the input and info! This dog is loved and has already brought us much joy. She is growing like a plant- Just water her and watch her grow!

Sep 05, 2014
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Double Dew Claws
by: Donna

Pyrs have front single dew claws and double dew claws on each hind leg.

Never have them removed. They are part of your Pyr! Simply keep the dogs nailed trimmed once every two weeks or however often trimming is required. If they are allowed to get too long, that is when the trouble starts. They can grow into the pads and the claws can get caught up in one another when moving.

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