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Dew claws

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara & Zoey Jan 9. 4 Replies

Does anyone know if it is better when breeders leave or remove the dew claws on the puppies? Some sites have said yes and others say no. Is there a benefit to keeping them?Continue

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Julie replied to Ali's discussion How to block user?
"I just received the same thing from Kayi. "
Feb 21
Barbara & Zoey replied to Julie's discussion Dew claws
"For me, this is one of those things I would never consider doing.  This also includes docking tails and ears.  Declawing cats is on the list too.  I know people have their reasons for doing these things like breed specificity, but it…"
Jan 9
Stella replied to Julie's discussion Dew claws
"Dew claws are basically your dogs thumb, they are used for holding and manipulating objects as well as gripping the ground when turning or decelerating. Without dew claws there is a risk of developing increased arthritis in the carpus (wrist), or…"
Jan 9
Ginny Nightingale replied to Julie's discussion Dew claws
"I have a labradoodle that had her dew claws removed shortly after birth and two that still have theirs--I see no difference in their behaviors or their abilities. Luckily, my two with dew claws have not had any injuries, but I have heard that they…"
Jan 8
F, Calla & Luca replied to Julie's discussion Dew claws
"There are definite benefits. The dew claws help dogs grip on turning while running. They also help dogs hold objects they are chewing. On occasion a dew claw gets injured and may need removal but I wouldn¡t do it prophylactically. "
Jan 8
Julie replied to Belinda Stevens's discussion Puppy Bowl
"What a beautiful girl! I will never understand how someone could ever hurt a puppy like that! She was so lucky to have met a wonderful family that took the time and worked with her.  You can see how happy she looks in that picture. I will watch…"
Jan 8
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Dew claws

Does anyone know if it is better when breeders leave or remove the dew claws on the puppies? Some sites have said yes and others say no. Is there a benefit to keeping them?See More
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About Me:
I am a at home mom. I have two boys, Luke who is three, and Anthony is ten. Anthony was diagnosed at four with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We got Abby a couple months after hearing the devastating news and she has been a wonderful addition to our family and has brought us so much joy.We are in the process of getting another Doodle. We would like to train her to be a therapy pup, as well Abby’s little sister:)
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
6 yr old F1B Goldendoodle Abby. She is an amazing and loving dog. We can not imagine life without her.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Pet store
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We originally had a lab and a golden retriever. We loved them and their personalities, but did not like the hair all over. The description on doodles was exactly what I wanted, on top of them being so darn cute!
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Snuggle, play, take her for walks
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Nope!
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
Local groomer
Favorite Doodle Products?
Many
Relationship Status:
Married
Would you be willing to Dog Sit on occasion for other DoodleKisses members? (You are NOT committing to anything by saying yes - you are just saying you might be willing to do this if you were acquainted with the other member and the circumstances were right.)
Yes

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