Why we Don’t Remove Dewclaws

Dogs are born with dewclaws,a vestigial digit found on the foot.  We don’t believe any animal is born with spare parts or parts that do not have a function.

Dewclaws aid dogs in gaining traction when they run  and they are used in lightly gripping bones and other objects that dogs may hold with their paws.

Read Dr. Christine Zink’s article, “Do Dewclaws?


These two brief videos show what dewclaws are good for.




Dr. Jeannie (Jeanette) Thomason

Genteel Standard Poodles
Naturally Reared for a Healthier Future

Poodles With a Purpose – building a foundation of excellence for health, beauty and brains – Naturally!

Northern California

Email: genteelstandardpoodles@gmail.com

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