When you receive your puppy, they will come with their dew claws in tact. Many breeders remove dew claws.
Chris Zink DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA, from Canine Sports Production in Maryland USA has written an excellent article entitled Do the Dew explaining the vital importance of these seemingly useless toes and the role that they play in movement and the prevention of arthritis.
I would encourage anyone considering the removal of their dogs’ dew claws to read this very informative article.
It is important that you keep all nails, including the dew claws tidy and filed. For more information on this refer to our post on nail trimming.