DEW CLAWS

by JANIE STEPIEN
(OREGON, USA)

I bought a Pyrenees from a well-known breeder in California (breeder of the pyrs in "Santa paws" movies) and my little female pyr has only one set of dew claws on her right foot and none on her left.......when I ask the sweet breeder lady if this was normal she said that her male dog (Santa paws in the movie) often "throws" puppies that only have one set of dew claws on rear foot and my pup still is a pyr.....is it normal to have a pyr pup with only one set of dew claws on only one rear foot? Thanks for the info.

Comments for DEW CLAWS

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Nov 12, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
dew claws
by: Marianne

It may happen to have one in a litter. Only mother nature does what she does with genes. It is not a usual thing. It should not happen on a regular basis.

Nov 12, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
in short
by: Ed A from NJ

Normal no possable yes , in the bread standard no, good breeder no. All that said she may still be a wonderful puppy
Enjoy her.

Nov 21, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
regarding answers to my questions
by: Janie Stepien

My Pyr looks like a Pyr like ones I see on this website......she's just smaller than my last Pyr, right now, but the wonderful breeder said she will fill out at around 2 years old like her mother did. I believe this breeder because she is well-known and she is a very nice lady. I believe she breeds her females and male very well. I have no cause to not believe her; but I was questioning because I was wondering if this has happened to anyone else out there who might have acquired a Pyr......I don't really mind if my beautiful Pyr has a left hind dew claws or not; she really is a sweetheart, very loving, energetic, and yes, everything a Pyr should be "strong-willed, protector of property/guardian/barker at strange sights and sounds; she's quite different than my first laid back Pyr!!! But I'm thankful she is healthy/sweet/lovable/loving and came from a reputable breeder. If anyone else has stories of their Pyrs with only 1 hind dewclaw on one foot please share:) Thanks. Oh, and I would recommend this breeder to anyone, she has beautiful, sociable, wonderful dogs and pups!! Peace, Janie

Dec 19, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
single dews
by: Kim

My Pyr is purebred, I met both of his parents. He has only single dews on his hindlegs. He was part of a litter of 8 and he and one other male pup had only singles. I don't care as I am not going to show or breed him, but it is nice to know that someone else has this same trait in their dog.

Dec 21, 2014
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
dew claws
by: Janie

i know/seen both parents of my beautiful Pyr, they both are pure-bred; i sort of wanted my pyr to have dewclaws on both hind feet, since with my first pyr i removed them because of getting caught on things on our prop; so with this Pyr i was going to acquire i said, this time i will not remove them, but i guess God only wanted her to have a single dewclaw on her left hind foot and none on her right.......but it's ok if this is s'times happening to Pyrs out there, she definitely looks Purebred; she's a little daintier than my first Pyr, who was like a Polar bear type, but i know i shouldn't be always comparing my current to my last Pyr who passed on.....i guess sometimes it's just natural to do this; but i love her for everything she is:)

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. House Training - Not understanding

    Aug 17, 18 08:02 AM

    My female great pyreene is 5 months old and just doesn't get it. She will look at me squat and pee afterjust being outside. I have a male great dane that

    Read More

  2. Seth

    Aug 13, 18 08:29 AM

    *ADOPTED* Our little man went through arthroscopic surgery on both elbows and a neuter all at the same time. Normally, we wouldn't go through elbow surgery

    Read More

  3. Dew Claws - At what age for they get them?

    Aug 12, 18 02:58 PM

    At what age do the get their double few claws?

    Read More

  4. Athena

    Aug 10, 18 09:43 AM

    This sweet 5-year old girl was surrendered to us by his very reluctant guardian. However, due to circumstances beyond his control, he let her come to us

    Read More

  5. Aggression - Resource Guarding

    Aug 06, 18 12:11 PM

    We very recently adopted a female pyr mix, she looks pure but it’s guessed that she’s also retriever or lab. We know she’s one year and three months old,

    Read More

  6. Testicles on female Pyr?

    Jul 27, 18 12:07 PM

    Can a female great pryenees female have testicals?

    Read More

  7. Bathe or not to bathe

    Jul 27, 18 12:06 PM

    We have a rescue named Duke! Not sure how old he is,but believe at least 6.He was apox 75 pounds and now is at least 120. very loving dog but does not

    Read More

  8. My two are the same

    Jul 27, 18 11:56 AM

    I haven't had any incidents like that. But my two, Sargent and Shelby have always been cautious. They're very friendly. But when they immediately sense

    Read More