Dewclaws
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  • First Basenji's

    Is it necessary to have a basenji's dewclaws removed to show AKC shows? I've noticed that many of the champion basenji's from Europe do not have their dewclaws removed. The BCOA and AKC mentions that the dewclaws are "usually" removed, but if not will this hinder the dogs chances at shows? Thanks you for your advice or experience.

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  • Removing dewclaws is up to the breeder. There is no requirement to remove or not remove. In the US, I would guess it is about 50% leave them, 50% remove them

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  • First Basenji's

    Thank you, I appreciate your response.

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  • I have also seen current research on dewclaw removal that has me convinced to never do it again. I am exhausted but will try to post the links if anyone is interested... maybe tomorrow

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