Does your pup have dew claws? - Page 2 - Golden Retrievers : Golden Retriever Dog Forums

GoldenRetrieverForum.com is the premier Golden Retriever Dog Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
View Poll Results: Does your golden have it's dew claws?
Yes, still has them. 50 69.44%
Nope, not there. 14 19.44%
Yes, but not by my choice. 3 4.17%
No, but not by my choice. 1 1.39%
Other (because there always have to be an other) - Please explain. 4 5.56%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 01:55 PM
Megora's Avatar
Kate
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 15,822
Thanks: 6,528
Thanked 9,326 Times in 5,185 Posts
Looking at the pyrs at a recent show - those rear dews are hideous. >.< Especially since they leave the fur long around it so it kinda spikes out like the groomer missed a spot. o_O
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 01:56 PM
Rainheart's Avatar
Mizzou 2017 Vet Student!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 5,259
Thanks: 235
Thanked 2,555 Times in 1,640 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Megora View Post
Looking at the pyrs at a recent show - those rear dews are hideous. >.< Especially since they leave the fur long around it so it kinda spikes out like the groomer missed a spot. o_O
I never did understand why this is in the standard for pyrs in the least bit.
__________________
Crescent's Getting Lucky in the Burg CD RE CGC

Mizzou Playing at Fenway Park- AKC STAR Puppy


Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 01:56 PM
Jen & Brew's Avatar
Jen and Brew
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mission BC
Posts: 531
Thanks: 215
Thanked 685 Times in 251 Posts
Brew has his dew claws, I don't plan on having them removed, I've seen him use them to itch his nose! :-)
__________________
I Brew

Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 02:01 PM
Kristen; Buddy's Human
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 525
Thanks: 138
Thanked 253 Times in 174 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rainheart View Post
Beamer has them on the front. I definitely prefer that they have them on the front. For most breeds, they can't have any on the rear with some exceptions.
My Border Collie mix has one on each back leg - actually, one back leg has two! I've asked about having them removed but the vet wasn't too worried about it. I think his double one is a little gross, but it doesn't seem to bother him too much.

Buddy does have his front dew claws.
__________________



“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.” (Audrey Hepburn)
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 03:13 PM
Claudia M's Avatar
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,591
Thanks: 4,657
Thanked 2,537 Times in 1,700 Posts
To Rainheart:

http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...-dew-claw.html (Split dew claw)

well another split dew claw just happened today. Luckily it is just a split one instead of full rupture. I hope it does not need surgical removal.
__________________


Rose Bud - Golden Retriever (June 2012)
Darcy Bud - Flat Coated Retriever (June 2009)
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 04:54 PM
kfayard's Avatar
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Biloxi, MS
Posts: 2,144
Images: 4
Thanks: 2,078
Thanked 2,680 Times in 984 Posts
I was just asking myself this about a week ago. I made an appointment for my puppies to have them removed as I am so used to not having them. Both my Goldens do not have them. But... I changed my mind because I did not want anybody cutting on my 3 day old babies!

There are studies out now if removing dewclaws is linked to more arthritis later in life. Also, I would never remove an older puppy or Dog's dewclaw. It is a finger/thumb to them. Ouch!
__________________

CH Lakewood's Gonna B A RockStar JH CGC "Remi"
CH Lakewood's Bringin' Out Da Big Guns "Cannon"
Rhythm's Dat's Da Way I Like It "KC"
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 06:35 PM
Megora's Avatar
Kate
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 15,822
Thanks: 6,528
Thanked 9,326 Times in 5,185 Posts
Talking to the other training people around here and very experienced breeders like Cherie Berger and so forth - they prefer to keep the dews on the dogs because they use them for getting better footing while running, turning, jumping, etc...

You can keep them from getting damaged by keeping them trimmed short.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 06:51 PM
Rainheart's Avatar
Mizzou 2017 Vet Student!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 5,259
Thanks: 235
Thanked 2,555 Times in 1,640 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claudia M View Post
To Rainheart:

http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...-dew-claw.html (Split dew claw)

well another split dew claw just happened today. Luckily it is just a split one instead of full rupture. I hope it does not need surgical removal.
I saw this post- I wasn't saying it doesn't happen, of course it does. But it isn't always the dewclaw. The ones I saw this past week one was a dewclaw and the others were one of the other 4 digits on the front paws and some even on the back.
__________________
Crescent's Getting Lucky in the Burg CD RE CGC

Mizzou Playing at Fenway Park- AKC STAR Puppy


Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 06:57 PM
mylissyk's Avatar
Preeminent Member

 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 15,792
Images: 64
Thanks: 564
Thanked 4,533 Times in 2,542 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claudia M View Post
The dew claw is higher up on the front leg. Very rarely you will see dogs with hind dew claws. They are born with them however some breeders have them removed in the first week of life. If you do it later you can face more complications.
Rose has her dew claws and I am contemplating in removing them depending on how she does in field training by the time she will be spayed. If she does good we will remove them at the same time to avoid rupture in the field. If she ends up being a house princess I will not go to the trouble of removing them.
Are you aware that having dew claws removed on an adult dog is fairly involved surgery? It is like removing a thumb. It can have a difficult time healing because the foot has very little skin to sew together at the surgery sight. I would encourage you to reconsider having them removed, or at least have a very detailed conversation with the vet about what all is involved.

They are easy to remove when the puppies are just days or weeks old because it is still cartilage and has not calcified into bone yet.
__________________

"To my mind, I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man."

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

Mahatma Gandhi

Golden Retriever Rescue of North Texas
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2013, 07:23 PM
goldensrbest's Avatar
love you spencer, forever

 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: maine
Posts: 8,179
Images: 36
Thanks: 2,948
Thanked 4,221 Times in 2,422 Posts
Out of the 5 goldens i have,and have had, two had them,three did not, i prefer they do not have them.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:10 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
© Golden Retriever Forum .com
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69