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Dew claws

Postby gibson1628 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:25 pm

I was wondering how many ppl here have dogs that have not had ther dew claws removed, and if anyone has had any problems with this.
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Postby 98ramtough » Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:52 pm

most breeders have this doen before you get your pup, I got my chessie from the pound and he still has them. If your dog gets them ripped off it will bleed till you get him to the vet. I am debating whether to have them removed or wait and see. I hunt him in some thick stuff, so I should probably get them removed.
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Postby mallardhunter » Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:06 pm

Some trainers say it isn't no big deal if they have them or not.
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Postby yellowlab » Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:46 am

all of our dogs are out... but one ... we have walker coon hound that still has his and we haven't had any problems yet .. but we will see
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Postby NS39340 » Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:35 pm

my labs are removed....... i dont know if this makes a big difference though
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Postby birdgunner04 » Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:15 pm

My vet said dew clays just hang there but can get sore or caught on things thats why they are removed
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Postby SCoutdoorsman » Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:20 pm

My girl still has hers and has not giving us any problems.
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Postby harvey1b » Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:13 pm

My dog still has hers. From what I've read (I don't have the original reference since it has been awhile, but I just found this online http://netpet.batw.net/articles/dewclaws.html and heard from other upland hunters the dew claws help the dog get traction on quick direction changes (i.e. following their nose or chasing a downed pheasant). Having the dew claws is also supposed to cut down on ACL injuries. I don't think its' as important for waterfowlers, but my impression is that serious uplanders like to leave them on their dogs. If injuries do occur then take 'em off.

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Postby IBBoykin » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:54 am

Declaws never really propose a hazard unless they are not attached. Your vet can explain this for you.
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Postby SCoutdoorsman » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:50 pm

Any claw has the potential to be a hazzard, anything could happen at any time.
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Postby Bret » Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:13 am

I have seen dew claws catch on stuff and become a bloody mess only once though on a freinds Brittany dog.
I recently bought a pup that the breeder did remove the Dclaws, buit did a crappy job and they grew back all curly. I took her to the vet and had them removed.

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