Dew Claws

I often get asked about dewclaws on pups.  Do we remove them?  Should we remove them?  Well, here’s my answer… We do not remove dewclaws. First, because we do not predominately breed field labs that are going to be heavily hunted in thick brush.  Secondly, because they do it at 2 weeks old, with no anesthesia (and I can’t stand the sound of screaming puppies in pain), and also the possibility of infection in a pup so young.  If you wish to hunt your pup in thick brush, you can either remove the dewclaws right away after it goes home, […] The post Dew Claws appeared first on Endless Mountain Labradors.

Dew Claws

I often get asked about dewclaws on pups.  Do we remove them?  Should we remove them?  Well, here’s my answer… We do not remove dewclaws. First, because we do not predominately breed field labs that are going to be heavily hunted in thick brush.  Secondly, because they do it at 2 weeks old, with no anesthesia (and I can’t stand the sound of screaming puppies in pain), and also the possibility of infection in a pup so young.  If you wish to hunt your pup in thick brush, you can either remove the dewclaws right away after it goes home, […]

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