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Offline BigDogMama

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The double dew claws
« on: June 17, 2009, 10:33:52 am »
My 6 month old great pyr, Wicket, was born without the trademark double dewclaws.  I was wondering if any of you fellow pyr owners had heard of that and if it is a rare or common occurance. 
Wicket-Great Pyrenees
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Gwilly, Goo, Boo, Mouse, and Pooter-Cool Cats
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Offline patrick

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Re: The double dew claws
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 08:09:06 pm »
It can happen in a purebred but is rare- particularly if absent on both hind legs.  It does cause you to suspect that the dog may not be actually purebred- somewhere in the background some other breed may have snuck in and got some illicit nookie!  If that's him in your avatar he is a pretty boy though

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Re: The double dew claws
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2009, 05:58:03 pm »
That is him in the avatar and thank you!  Both of his parents looked to be full blood and they were beautiful, although that doesnt mean much.  Its funny because my husky/pyr mix (the other scamp in the avatar) has the double dews!
Wicket-Great Pyrenees
Murphy-Great Pyrenees/Husky
Gwilly, Goo, Boo, Mouse, and Pooter-Cool Cats
Stan-Beloved Beta Fish                        Porthos, Athos, and Aramis-Koi Fish