Derry Dobermans

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We Don’t Dew

Whether or not to remove the dew claws from a puppy is not at all based on money. Dobermans only have front dew claws. A breeder can remove the claws from a litter in about 30 minutes at literally no cost. The question is is it the right thing to do?

A common misconception is that dogs do not use the dew claws therefore they should just be removed. This is not the case. Dogs not only use the dew claws for small things like scratching their face and holding bones but more importantly they are used to gain traction when running and stopping, while working and playing. See the videos below.

Studies show that active dogs without their dew claws can end up with chronic carpal arthritis. ‘

Dew Claw Videos