One of my Pyrs has 3 rear dewclaws on each foot!! But they're

by ew
(NY,USA)

Hey guys, we've 2 Pyrs both rescue, Annie has 3 dewclaws on each hind leg, (looks kinda like a chicken claw lol) but these seem looser and floppier than Mac's normal 2. Since it's said they use them for extra stability and gripping, I am confused 'cause neither dog seems to have any voluntary control over movement of them. Since they are now indoor dogs with outside privileges I worry when they get playing and running that they are going to catch a claw in something and get hurt. How "bone-deep" are these dew claws attached? Annie has great dexterity and control of her front paws, she likes to lay on her back with her head in my lap and "hold my hand, she curls her paw around my hand and hangs on, (I can feel the muscle tension in the pads and watch her foot curl) then moves the hand to where she wants to be petted, when its just right she lets go and pats my hand in place. What a character who knows just what she wants and how to get it!!!

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Dew claws
by: Donna

Double dew claws are standard. If your dog is from a reputable breeder, I would let them know about the triple dew claws. This would be considered a fault in their line.

Do not remove the dewclaws. When you are grooming your dogs, and trimming the nails, make sure to trim the dew claws , as well. This needs to be every two weeks to a month.

There will be no danger of them getting caught up as long as they are trimmed.

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