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Dew Claws

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I was wondering if its in the breed standard for malts to have fron or back dew claws, or if they should be removed. I'v looked up all the breed standard sites and they don't mention it . Thanks
Carol and Duke
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That is exactly what our vet said too. Our puppy has her dew claws and they aren't really any trouble. Her breeder, who also shows, doesn't like to remove them because of the fact that they can grow back if not properly done. I don't know about those that have been removed later in life, but on those that are done at 2-3 days, if the nail isn't completely removed it can grow back.
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