A dewclaw is a little toe on the back of the dogs leg. Nanuq is the only dog I've ever had that still has them. They are a pain. She hates to have the nails on them trimmed and they tend to catch on things. They are frequently removed when puppies are only a few days old. The dog in the add probably had them removed.
From what I understand, almost all dogs have front dewclaws when they're born. Some have back dewclaws too and certain breeds have multiple dewclaws. It's pretty much routine to get them removed when the pups are very young. I've never had a breeder really tell me specifically they removed them. Some breeds the dewclaws are required to be kept. In paps it's acceptable either way and my breeder did not remove dewclaws up until her last litter which is why 3 of our paps have them and one doesn't.do all dogs have them? im sure mine doesnt and the person i got him from would have mentioned it if theyed been removed!
My puppy Hawkeye had his dewclaws removed there is no mark no scar, and his breeder never told me she removed them, but I know they were removed because my breed is always born with front dewclaws and it's just normal procedure to get them removed, no big deal.had a look and not a dew claw in sight, no scaring or marking either so it doesnt look like theyve been removed. but who knows
I too would assume this means dewclaws are removed but who knows. Is this a person selling a dog or trying to re home a pet they adopted? I would like to think that someone that breeds for profit would at least know the proper terminology but then..... so many do not.I just ran across something in the classifieds of my local paper:
3 mo. old female Rottweiler. Has shots, tail docked & declawed.
Ummm I've heard of declawing cats, but dogs??? Sounds so cruel. Is this common?
Inga, shouldn't that be a wouldn't not a would recommend?I too would assume this means dewclaws are removed but who knows. Is this a person selling a dog or trying to re home a pet they adopted? I would like to think that someone that breeds for profit would at least know the proper terminology but then..... so many do not.
I am hoping it is not a breeder as shots, tails and dewclaws is minimal and nothing to brag about. If you are looking for a Rottie, I would recommend the classified section of your local paper. Not a good route to go for a breed with an already tarnished reputation.