Dew Claws

by Peter
(Elgin, AZ, USA)

I have an almost 2 year old that is highly protective over our sheep, horses, chickens and our entire family.

Today, she was licking at her hind feet and I noticed some bleeding. Her double dew claw had done a "bozo the clown" trick and started to grow back into her pad. Yes, my fault I didn't catch it earlier.

Anyway, I am going to take her to the Vet to have them removed. All they do is flop around and get caught on stuff. I don't know what this "shown" stuff is, but if removing them means she can't been "seen," then OK, I can live with that.

I do feel sorry for the Coyote that tries to sneak up on our sheep and gets face to face with an invisible Monster Doggy.

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Sep 03, 2013
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No PLEASE...do not remove the dew claws!
by: Connie Ramey

~The dew claws are a distinctive part of the history of the Pyr...part of the genetics and pride of their history.

Please don't remove them. Instead just take care of them as should be done.

It's more of a badge of honor for the Pyr, than a "show status" thing. Pyrs don't give a dang about show...they just want to be who they are. It's not about your convenience, but about their pride of heritage.

I hope you will reconsider before removing them.

~With heartfelt LOVE of this noble breed.
~Connie

Jul 04, 2014
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Dew Claws
by: Donna

I agree with Connie. Make it your routine to clip your Pyr's nails every couple of weeks. It takes only a few minutes.

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