I have just taken in yet another homeless oldie and his dew claws was right round in a hoop so thats been cut,but what I want to know is why do dogs have dew claws?
Really interesting article. Mine deffinately do use theres to grip when eating bones and chews and I assumed this is what they were for, that and hunting to help grip prey much like we use a thumb really, never occured to me they use them in running and moving in that way though.
Kilo always has clods of earth and grass hanging off his after a run!That's a really interesting article. I thought Bess's were only used to get caught in things and scratch me with. I can't see they ever touch the ground though, as they seem to clean.
But I'll keep an eye on her next time she runs. It will be interesting to see how she puts her foot down.