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 .
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.
So because you have never been told, this means it isnt so? hmm interesting concept.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
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???
Well personally i wouldnt care either except your original reply started off by stating that my comment was , and i quote " a crock "Personally I dont care, I was giving advice.
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!!!! lolOriginally Posted by ;4795
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!~
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