Webbed toes

by Marge
(Cornwall, Ontario, Canada)

I am told that GP are not webbed toed I have GP which webbed toe and a GP/ Maremma cross which is also webbed toed. Thank you for your time.
Cheer Marge

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Aug 24, 2015
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big foot
by: Anonymous

Well, not having a picture of the webbed feet you think your dog has, is a problem. However, you must remember Great Pyrenees dogs have a very long lineage as mountain dwellers. They are not swimming retrievers.

Interbreeding with other breeds has been happening only recently. Seems we humans can never leave well enough alone. So a Pyr X Labrador may very well have the webbed feet of the Lab, but this is not a characteristic of a pure Pyrenees dog.

Your dog's feet are naturally large and will spread out according to the terrain. The center of the foot can arch upwards, or relax down to spread out for grip. They have developed over hundreds of years the most effective built-in all terrain climbing boots and snow shoes required for their life style.

I don't think that what you are seeing is a webbed foot. Their history did not require swimming. Mountain streams with fast water were for drinking only. The pure Pyr of his ancestors, has the best body for the job they were required to do. Unaltered thru interbreeding, it is a marvel of nature and to be respected as such.

Aug 30, 2015
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Webbed toes
by: Anna Belle

My Anna Belle loves to swim! She has some "web" between her toes. I don't know what is standard for all dogs. Her undercoat does not drag her down, and she swims with her whole back about 3" out of water. One good shake, and she is half dry!
She loves the sprinkler on hot days.
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