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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    Yay! I think it's far too big an undertaking for youngsters or adults, if they're not done at a few days old they should be left.

    And like Mischiefmaka I've never had an injury to one either - I'm sure they can injure themselves anywhere! We'd have strange looking dogs if we kept on trimming in an attempt to prevent anything happening... I think that's why docking laws were changed....??
    Ive had my vets remove the ones I buy, the pups or adults are fine. It gets stitched and bandaged and 10 days later you take the bandage off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalena View Post
    Hey ozeymum!
    I'd leave them...i think it's more of a cosmetic procedure bit like tail docking. A few years ago i adopted 4 month old pound puppy mastiffx. She had her tail docked and dew claws removed the wounds looked deep and nasty not neat like a desexing scar/cut. I found it sad that she had to go through all this at such a young age... R.i.p maxi
    Unreal, nothing to do with cosmetics. Tell me when do ppl look for the dew claw, except for the person grooming them and trimming around their feet making sure they dont cut them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheltiefan View Post
    What a crock. Breeders dont care how it looks, Big dogs that jump up scratch the owners, sometimes hurt the bitchs they are breeding with. Many dogs get them caught in fences and other places. Some ppl dont have problems at all. Its the dogs that suffer if something does happen, so its best to be safe than sorry.
    what a crock? Um ok so the many conversations ive had with MANY breeders telling me thats PRECISELY why they do it is bullshit is it? lol
    It presents a neater tidier front in the show ring and thats why some do it.

    If a dew claw can harm a bitch in mating then you need to learn how to use nail clippers my friend because thats just ridiculous...
    they scratch their owners with them? now thats just silly... what about the other 4 claws on each foot lol the four that are at the front the four that are far more likely to scratch an owner? should we remove them too?

    dunno why im wasting my time .

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    Dunno why you are wasting your time either. I come from a breeders home, I know plenty of breeders and showies. I know of plenty of dogs that have had their dew claws ripped off, toe nails ripped off.

    I have never ever been told its for cosmetic purposes, or for a neater front. Its certainly doesnt make them turn easty west, pigeon toed or other by having them. Personally I dont care, I was giving advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheltiefan View Post
    Dunno why you are wasting your time either. I come from a breeders home, I know plenty of breeders and showies. .
    lol whoopy doo...guess what ??i am a breeder and a showie whoopy for me too lol

    I have never ever been told its for cosmetic purposes, or for a neater front. Its certainly doesnt make them turn easty west, pigeon toed or other by having them. Personally I dont care, I was giving advice
    So because you have never been told, this means it isnt so? hmm interesting concept.
    Well i HAVE been told by PLENTY of breeders (when i asked why they removed dews ) " because it presents a neater look from the front and i dont like the look of them"

    and Who said anything about it causing an east west front or anything else???

    Personally I dont care, I was giving advice.
    Well personally i wouldnt care either except your original reply started off by stating that my comment was , and i quote " a crock "

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    Quote Originally Posted by MISCHIEFMAKA View Post
    what a crock? Um ok so the many conversations ive had with MANY breeders telling me thats PRECISELY why they do it is bullshit is it? lol
    It presents a neater tidier front in the show ring and thats why some do it.

    If a dew claw can harm a bitch in mating then you need to learn how to use nail clippers my friend because thats just ridiculous...
    they scratch their owners with them? now thats just silly... what about the other 4 claws on each foot lol the four that are at the front the four that are far more likely to scratch an owner? should we remove them too?

    dunno why im wasting my time .
    I agree with MISCHIEFMAKA...It's the front claws that scratch the owner ( so keep them trimmed ! ) ...never heard of anyone being scratched by a dew claw. So yes, should we remove all claws so people don't get scratched? Maybe remove their teeth too so people don't get bitten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ;4795
    never heard of anyone being scratched by a dew claw
    I knew of one dog who was dangerous with his dew claws if you were a robber or a baddy....LOL...he was my mums kelpie cross bull terrior. If you made a run for it..he'd catch you and bring you down by wrapping his front legs around the persons leg and digging his dew claws in! OUCH!!!! lol

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    I have no intention of getting into a slanging match here.

    From my personal 'rescue' experience, rear due claws are removed from pups when already undergoing routine vet work and the same applies for adult dogs if they pose a problem. That is under the discretion and ultimately decided by my Vet after consult.

    Believe me it has nothing to do with apperance! Rescue are not interested in "apperance" simply quality of life is paramount, and of course reducing any associated risk factors!~

    Nic
    Last edited by Billy; 03-21-2009 at 05:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magdalena View Post
    I agree with MISCHIEFMAKA...It's the front claws that scratch the owner ( so keep them trimmed ! ) ...never heard of anyone being scratched by a dew claw. So yes, should we remove all claws so people don't get scratched? Maybe remove their teeth too so people don't get bitten?
    Try telling that to my friends Dane that got a few rips in her when she was mounted. Certainly wouldnt tickle.

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