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    My Bentley still has his dew claws too. I just make sure that I watch them and keep them trimmed so that they don't get too long. They haven't been any trouble.
    ~Renee, Bentley & Bailey & Maddie

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    Pippin has 4 dew claws .Gus has 2. The breeder told me when I got pippin at 9 weeks that I could bring him back to have the 2 back ones removed or ask my vet to remove them.

    I brought my two to the vet the first week I got them to check them over and he advised me to leave pipins dew claws alone unless they caused a problem for him.They never do ,I just have to trim them quite often.

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    King still has his..and the only thing that I don't like is it's an extra nail to clip...but otherwise it doesn't bother King
    Aaron, King and the rest of family
    living in NY

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    I think it is kind of nice to see that so many dogs on here still have their dew claws!
    ~Renee, Bentley & Bailey & Maddie

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    We had dewclaws removed on our male Saint when we had him neutered...and I will NEVER do that again. I would rather not have the dewclaws, but if the breeder doesn't do it, it's not getting done on ours.

    KC

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    I think most UK and Irish vets are very reluctant to remove dew claws and some will not as a matter of principle.
    Karlin
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    All my guys have them, don't think it is done in the UK, the vet never mentioned anything.

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    My vet said that if the breeder doesn't have them removed when the puppy is only a few days old, the dew claws should be left alone, unless there is an injury.

    My 3 cavs all have front dew claws. I used to dread trimming them, but now its as easy as any other nail.
    Cathy Moon
    India(tri-F) Geordie(blen-M)Chocolate(b&t-F)Charlie(at the bridge)

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    Merlin has his and they cause no problem. I just nip the ends off every 3 weeks or so, with a pair of humal nail clippers. The other nails are kept short by the 10-15 road walk every day Merlin gets on the way to/from the lodge or the resevoir....
    Kirsty
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    My little guy has his too, they have caused no problems at all, ...and I think they're cute
    Brenda
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